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Jonesborough Visitor's Center
On February 28, Humanities Tennessee presents “Region, Race, and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War” hosted by the Heritage Alliance at the Jonesborough Visitor's Center at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Daryl A. Carter from East Tennessee State University will lead the conversation as the scholar-facilitator. Throughout this program, Dr. Carter uses excerpts of various texts to facilitate conversation about the American Civil War and how we, as a society, remember it. Do our identities reflect how we remember the Civil War, and is the Civil War remembered differently by different people? The two major pieces under discussion are Robert Penn Warren’s The Legacy of the Civil War and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?” Dr. Carter received his B.S. and M.A. at East Tennessee State University and his Ph.D. from The University of Memphis. He is an assistant professor of history at ETSU where he specializes in 20th Century American History and 20th Century American Political History. Dr. Carter is currently working on two book projects, President Clinton, African Americans, and The Politics of Race and Class, and Liberalism in Winter: American Liberalism Since 1980. Humanities Tennessee nurtures the mutual respect and understanding essential to community by enabling Tennesseans to examine and critically reflect upon the narratives, traditions, beliefs, and ideas — as expressed through the arts and letters — that define us as individuals and participants in community life. For more information about Humanities Tennessee and their programs, visit their site at http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/. The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information please call the Heritage Alliance at 423.753.9580 or contact the organization via email at email@example.com. Further information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.