Talks & Lectures

I ‘ve been an OAH Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2019) and I’m available to give talks on topics that include, but are not limited to:  Confederate Monuments in the Jim Crow South, The South in American Popular Culture, and my most recent book, Goat Castle, which demonstrates the power of genealogy and local history research.

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Speaker, Western Piedmont Community College, January 2020
Panelist, Civil War Monuments, History Miami, February 2020

American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia, August 1, 2019
Teacher seminar, National Museum of African American History and Culture, July 26, 2019
Personally Speaking, UNC Charlotte Center City, February 19th
Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration, February 23rd
Private UNCC Salon, February 26th
Host & Panelist, “The Confederate Monument Debate: History, Controversy, and the Future of Civil War Memorials,” UNC Charlotte Center City, March 13th
Keynote, “Memory, Memorials, and Community,” Oklahoma Center for the Humanities in partnership with the Gilcrease Museum and the University of Tulsa, OK, March 29th
The Confederate Monument Debate and Why History Matters,” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, April 2nd
Panelist, “Competing Narratives of Failed Regimes: An International Comparison of National Memory Cultures” German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, April 17th
McMillen Lecture, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Davidson University, April 19th
Closed University (UNCC CLAS Salon) event, April 30th

Talks given from 2002 to 2018