Date(s) - Friday, December 17, 2021
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The 1830s forced removal of Cherokees from their Georgia homeland became the most famous event in the Native history of the American South, and one of the most infamous episodes in Georgia and American history as Georgians expanded westward. In this program, Stan Deaton discusses Cherokee removal and how Georgians have remembered it with Andrew Denson of Western Carolina University, author of Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory. They’ll discuss the public memory of Cherokee removal through an examination of memorials, historic sites, and tourist attractions dating from the early twentieth century to the present, and how these fit into the broader national discussion of race and memory in America.