Tonight, I will speaking at the Hirshhhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. as part of a panel discussing the ongoing controversy over the removal of confederate and other historical monuments across the country. I have been critical of this movement that has extended not only to Robert E. Lee statues but statues of Christopher Columbus and other historical figures (here and here and here and here and here). The event, Monuments and the First Amendment, will be held at:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560
National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will moderate this panel discussion composed of Richard Kurin, distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large at the Smithsonian and acting director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Thavolia Glymph, professor of history at Duke University, and Kate Masur, professor of history at Northwestern University, and Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University Law School.
It is a terrific panel and the event is open to the public. You can register here.