David W. Blight, the Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and Yale Professor, spoke about How the Aftermath of the Civil War Helps Us Understand Trumpism on February 11, 2021.
No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America’s collective memory as the Civil War. In the war’s aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. Blight’s 2001 book Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America’s national reunion.
The lecture was sponsored by Witness Stones Project affiliate Witness to History: Slavery in Guilford. Witness to History seeks to uncover the history of slavery in our town, examine its legacy, and share what we learn.
We invite you to watch the lecture here: