A Just and Lasting Peace Among Ourselves?

The Fort Sumter Fort Moultrie Historical Trust will present a special event on “A Just and Lasting Peace Among Ourselves? Lessons on the 150th Anniversary of the End of the American Civil War” on April 18, 2015 in Charleston, SC at the historic Dock Street Theatre. Two panel presentations featuring seven noted scholars will take place. SC Humanities supported this project with a Major Grant in September 2014.

The first session will take place at 10:00 a.m. and will broach the topic “The Civil War’s Impact on American History” and will feature Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University speaking on “The Civil War Amendments and the American Declaration of Independence”; Eric Foner of Columbia University speaking on “The Significance of Reconstruction”; and Emory Thomas of the University of Georgia speaking on “A Later Encounter with the Enemy: The Confederate Experience at 150.”

The second session on “Public Memories of The American Civil War” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and will feature David W. Blight of Yale University speaking on “The Endings of the Civil War and Their Legacies in Our Own Time”; Thomas J. Brown of the University of South Carolina speaking on “Hidden Geneaologies of Confederate Memory”; and Blain Roberts and Ethan Kytle of California State University Fresno speaking on “Setting Slavery in Stone: What the Calhoun and Vesey Monuments Tell Us About Civil War Memory.”

Both sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fort Sumter Fort Moultrie Historical Trust at 843-224-0331 or view the detailed program information here.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.