Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Reading Monuments, Marking Turf and Embedding Memories Webinar September 14


A presentation focused on monuments and memory--what is to be done with the 2,000+ Confederate monuments and memorials still on display in the US, in and on the grounds of city halls, county courthouses, municipal buildings and parks, including (a rough estimate) 710 plantations--National Memorials, National Landmarks, National Register of Historic Places properties (nineteen in North Carolina alone, six of them state historic sites)-- that are open to the public. Should they be reclassified as "black historic landmarks"?
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Kirsten Mullen

Folklorist, Founder Artefactual, Founder Carolina Circuit Writers 

Kirsten Mullen is a folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas. She was a member of the Freelon Adjaye Bond concept development team that was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s commission to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Under the auspices of the North Carolina Arts Council she worked to expand the Coastal Folklife Survey.

As a faculty member with the Community Folklife Documentation Institute, she trained students to research and document the state’s African American music heritage. Kirsten was a consultant on the North Carolina Museum of History’s “North Carolina Legends” and “Civil Rights” exhibition projects. Her writing can be found in museum catalogs and journals, and in commercial media—and includes “Black Culture and History Matter” (The American Prospect), which examines the politics of funding black cultural institutions.

She is co-author with William Darity of the forthcoming book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century (University of North Carolina Press).


You will be muted and your video will be off upon joining the Zoom webinar. You will have the opportunity to submit questions using the Q&A function. Please note that the conversation will be recorded. By participating, you acknowledge and consent to your image, likeness or voice possibly being recorded.