Memorials and Commemoration in the U.S.

Memory is shaped by the communities that surround us.

Our collective decisions and dialogue about what to commemorate, the ideals we express and whom we include are deeply rooted in the cultural and political context of our nation. The University of Rhode Island Center for the Humanities presents Memorials and Commemoration in the U.S., a year-long series of virtual and in-person lectures that will explore these ideas on the local and national levels, with a focus on race, ethnicity, and sovereignty.

All events in the series are free and open to the public.

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Above: The Legacy Pavilion at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.
Photo by Shawn P. Calhoun