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LIFE@Lynchburg: The Confederate Monument Conundrum

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Kimball Payne.

Payne has been following and presenting on Confederate monuments since shortly after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2018.  His presentation will review the history of Confederate monuments, including the timing and perceived purposes of their erection, touching on the Lost Cause narrative and other possible motivations.  He addresses the question of the appropriateness of such monuments in contemporary society and efforts to remove or reconceptualize them in Virginia.  He also reviews Confederate monuments and memorials in Lynchburg and speculates how they might be addressed.

The University of Lynchburg’s LIFE@Lynchburg program offers not-for-credit learning opportunities for community members aged 50 and older. The program features weekly presentations on a variety of engaging topics, taught by current and retired faculty and staff members or area educators and presenters.

Our payment and membership options and benefits provide access to a range of on-campus amenities.

  • Semester pass: $85
  • Semester Virtual Membership: $49
  • Annual Membership: $150
  • Annual Virtual Membership: $79
  • Single Event Pass: $12

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February 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Sarah M. Rhodes

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