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Beyond the Confederate Flag: 200 Years of Memory at the State House Grounds

Presented by Historic Columbia at Online/Virtual Space

Jul 21 2020
Beyond the Confederate Flag: 200 Years of Memory at the State House Grounds

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.

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

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