Presented by Kevin Waite
Over a century and a half has passed since the close of the U.S. Civil War, yet Americans continue to battle over its meaning and its legacies.
The issue turned violent in Charlottesville in summer 2017 when a mob of white supremacists and counter-protesters clashed over a monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Kevin Waite, who teaches American history at Durham University offers an insider’s perspective on this controversy and how it continues to shape politics and feed the culture wars in Trump’s America.
Organised in partnership by Durham County Council, and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture and History Departments of Durham University.
Please note, a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.
Tuesday 12 March
Free, but booking is recommended