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What Can and Can’t Be Said

Commemorating African-American History in the Shadow of the Confederacy

Friday, October 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Fine Arts 015

What Can and Can’t Be Said:
Commemorating African-American History in the Shadow of the Confederacy

A Lecture by Dr. Dell Upton

Dell Upton is a historian of architecture, material culture, and cities. He focuses both on the United States and on the global scene, and his books include Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic (2008) and Architecture in the United States (1998), a volume in the Oxford History of Art series. He has had a longstanding interest in African-American history, architecture and material culture, and early in his career he studied landscapes of slavery. In recent years, he has been more interested in the urban and rural landscapes of the post-emancipation period. What Can and Can’t Be Said, a study of civil-rights and African-American history monuments in the South, was recently published in 2015. He is also working on a revised and enlarged edition of Architecture in the United States.

Robert E. and Avis Tarrant Burke Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of Art History, Indiana University