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Reclaiming Richmond

July 17, 2020

Ayers, Ed (Center Trustee; Former President and Professor of History at the University of Richmond, Former President of the Organization of American Historians, and Noted Public Historian)

American History; Confederate States of America; Emancipation; American Civil War;

Historian Ed Ayers discusses how Richmond, Virginia’s 2015 sesquicentennial celebration drew upon the past to re-imagine the future. He emphasizes the ways in which the event’s planners sought to honor the diversity of perspectives and lived experiences in the former capital of the Confederacy.


History / American History / Confederate States of America / Emancipation / American Civil War /

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