Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Monuments and Memory

Recorded On: 07/09/2020

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AASLH Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.

We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely. 

This conversation has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders of the University of Dayton, Estevan Rael-Galvez of Creative Strategies 360°, and Todd Groce of the Georgia Historical Society address the connections between the current wave of protests and the nation's rapidly changing commemorative landscape. 


RECORDED DATE: July 9, 2020

COST: $5 AASLH Members/ $10 Nonmembers/ Free for anyone by using promo code below

PROMO CODE: If you or your organization are facing financial strain due to COVID-19, please use the promo code FREEWBR20 to waive the registration fee for this webinar. 

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Recording and Closed Captioning

A transcription of the live closed captions is provided with the recording.

​Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders

Assistant Professor of African American history at the University of Dayton

Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders is an Assistant Professor of African American history at the University of Dayton. At Dayton, she teaches courses on African American History, Black Women’s History, Civil War Memory and U.S. History. She is currently working on her first book project, They Knew What the War Was About: African Americans and the Memory of the Civil War which examines American Civil War memory by centering the construction and meaning of Black memory and counter-memory of the war from 1865 until the near-present.  

Estevan Rael-Gálvez

A native son of the American Southwest, Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez is currently a writer, creative strategist, and the founding principal of Creative Strategies 360°, which supports transformative work within communities, governments, universities, and cultural based organizations. Prior to this work, he has led a full career as a successful senior executive: Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center; State Historian of New Mexico. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Rael-Gálvez received a Ph.D. in American Cultures from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he completed his dissertation, “Identifying Captivity and Capturing Identity: Narratives of American Indian Slavery,” focused on the meanings of American Indian slavery and a unique legacy and identity in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

W. Todd Groce

President & CEO

Georgia Historical Society

W. Todd Groce is President & CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. Dr. Groce was born in Tidewater Virginia and grew up there and in Memphis, the capital of the Mississippi Delta. He holds three degrees in history, including a PhD from the University of Tennessee. For over 30 years he has been an educator, administrator, and author, leading non-profit institutions in raising over $100 million for education, capital projects, and endowment. Dr. Groce has written and co-edited two books on the Civil War era and over 100 articles and book reviews for publications ranging from academic journals to the New York Times. A frequent lecturer on Southern history, Dr. Groce has made numerous television appearances on C-SPAN, the History Channel, and the BBC. He serves on the board of directors of many non-profit and educational institutions, including the Jepson Scholars Program, which advances global leadership through study at the University of Oxford. Over the past ten years, he has been listed by both Georgia Trend and James magazines as one of the “Most Influential Georgians.” An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking, hunting, and walking old battlefields.


Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Monuments and Memory
Recorded 07/09/2020
Recorded 07/09/2020
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