How Shall We Remember?
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 7 PM
Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium, Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 Fulton St. W., Grand Rapids, MI
History is never static. It is a dynamic, ever-present force in our world. More than one hundred fifty years after Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox, Americans of every background continue to grapple with the enduring legacies of the Civil War. Symbols in our public spaces elicit new questions with each generation, as the values of our communities change over time. What is the relationship of the built environment to our interpretation of challenging histories?
The Hauenstein Center is proud to partner with Grand Valley’s Division of Inclusion and Equity to host an event on American memory, past and present, in commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Christy S. Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and former president of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, will offer insight into contemporary questions about history, identity, and democracy.