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Tuesday, July 21st
12 — 1 p.m.
Beyond the Confederate Flag: 200 Years of Memory at the State House Grounds
Free for HC Members
Virtual Access Only
Since Columbia’s 1786 founding, the grounds of the South Carolina State House have grown from a 4-acre site bounded by Richardson (Main), Gervais, Assembly, and Senate streets into a 22-acre complex featuring 7 buildings and more than 30 monuments. As cities across America reckon with monuments to white supremacy, join us to hear how and why South Carolinians have constructed, altered, and reconsidered this space over the past two centuries.
Lydia Mattice Brandt, PhD is an architectural historian and an associate professor at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the role of history in popular visual culture and architecture. Her forthcoming guidebook to the SC state house grounds (published by University of South Carolina Press, spring 2021) is the only comprehensive history of the remarkable state capitol building and landscape. A preview of her research is available via Historic Columbia’s online tour of the State House Monuments.
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