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Dr. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, 2017.
Dr. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, 2017.
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Lecture: Truce, Resistance and the Legacy of Flags as Cultural Symbols with Civil War Scholar Dr. W. Fitzhugh Brundage

June 13, 2019–6:30 to 7:30 PM

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm
The Friends Center, Race Street Room
1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
Free event; RSVP via Eventbrite
 
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at
info@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


Join us at The Friends Center, the Quaker hub for peace and justice in Philadelphia, for a lecture by Dr. W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Civil War scholar, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In response to Sonya Clark’s current exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know, Dr. Brundage will introduce the revered symbols of Union and Confederate soldiers and their enduring impact. Focusing on the Confederate Flag of Truce, he makes the case for emphasizing this lesser-known cultural symbol as an apt reminder of the war’s costs, its ambiguous resolution, and yet to be fulfilled promise.

Fitz Brundage has been the William B. Umstead Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2002.  He attended the University of Chicago and Harvard University.  He has written books on lynching in the post-Civil War South, utopian socialism in the South, black and white historical memory, and most recently Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition, which is a history of debates about torture from the age of contact to the War on Terror. He is currently writing a book on Civil War prison camps.