The events in Charlottesville during the summer of 2017 have prompted even more consideration about memorials and what they represent. When it comes to memorials, heritage and events are political and often reflected in the monuments that are erected. As ideologies change, groups become more or less powerful in privileging the commemorated, or as new information comes to light, new monuments are created and/or old ones are removed. In this session, the politics of and public response to memorials will be examined through numerous lens.
Professor at Raritan Valley Community College
Barbara Seater has taught for more than 40 years at Raritan Valley Community College in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She twice received Mid-Career Fellowships at Princeton University. Her approach to teaching sociology, particularly in the areas of race and ethnic relations, has been to focus on history, law, and public policy.
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