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Middle Georgia State to Host Public Forum on Confederate Monuments

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A public forum to discuss Confederate monuments and the various points of view about what they symbolize will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Middle Georgia State University. This event, hosted by Middle Georgia State’s History and Political Science department, will take place in the Arts Complex Theater on the Macon Campus.

“Monument Forum: Artifacts, History, Heritage” will feature discussion led by three Civil War historians: Dr. Niels Eichhorn of Middle Georgia State, Dr. James ‘Trae’ Welborn of Georgia College, and Dr. Mark A. Smith of Fort Valley State University. Members of the audience will have ample opportunity to ask questions.

“We’ll address the recent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Eichhorn said, “but also contribute to the broader conversation that communities across the nation are having about the meaning and placement of these monuments.”

The forum – free and open to the public – is co-hosted by Middle Georgia State’s History Student Organization.  For more information, contact Dr. Niels Eichhorn at niels.eichhorn@mga.edu.

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