Memorializing History: A Conversation About Monuments, Truth, and Justice

Event time: 
Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event description: 

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The Neutral Ground documents New Orleans’ fight over monuments and America’s troubled romance with the Lost Cause. In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal was halted by death threats, CJ set out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still held so much power in America.

We invite you to “Memorializing History: A conversation About Monuments, Truth, and Justice,” a virtual film screening and conversation with filmmaker CJ Hunt, Connecticut-based artist and educator Allison Minto MFA ’20, Senior Lecturer in African American Studies and Film & Media Studies Thomas Allen Harris, and Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies David Blight.

This event is open to the public.

Co-sponsored by these Yale organizations:

Department of African American Studies
Film & Media Studies Program
Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration
Poynter Fellowship
Yale School of Art
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
Yale Film Archive
In collaboration with Yale course AFAM 216/FILM 433: Family Narratives / Cultural Shifts.