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Department of History


The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium

Friday, April 22, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm


South Carolina was the site of Reconstruction’s most notable achievements and also a place where its provisions were hotly and violently challenged.  And it is a place where public commemoration of this past remains contested, making the University of South Carolina’s History Center and Historic Columbia’s presentation of The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory a particularly significant event.
 
Join University of South Carolina’s History Center and Historic Columbia April 21-22, 2016 for the first major public symposium on Reconstruction as part of the 150th commemoration of this era.
 
 
Friday, April 22, 9:00am-5:00pm
The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium
All events at Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street
 9:00-10:00am--Registration and Continental Breakfast 
10:00-11:30am--New Directions in Reconstruction History Panel
Noon-1:15pm, Luncheon Program
From Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement: Personal Reflections
Speaker: Congressman James E. Clyburn
Cost:  $30 per person
1:30-3:00pm--Interpreting Reconstruction: Challenges and Opportunities Panel
3:30-5:00pm--Reception and Tours--Woodrow Wilson Family Home: A Museum of Reconstruction, 1705 Hampton Street