Monuments Summer 2023

Past Event

Aspiring Towards a Common History, Co-Hosted by The Charleston Forum

When: Friday, July 21
Where: Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

The 2015 tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church that killed nine black worshippers raised a nationwide discussion about Confederate symbolism in the South and underscored the need to tell a fuller story with public monuments and markers. Nationally recognized southern historians and Southeastern mayors will participate in panel discussions about the future of public history at this historic church, itself a cultural icon with a long history of empowering Black communities. World Heritage USA is proud to partner with The Charleston Forum, a group of local leaders fostering open conversations on otherwise divisive issues involving race, for this event.


The events are free to attend, but tickets are required as space is limited. They will also be livestreamed on the World Heritage USA Facebook page.

Tickets to the San Diego event will be made available soon.  Follow World Heritage USA for updates.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these exciting events this summer!

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