WITHDRAWN: 06-05 United States National Cemeteries – Visual and Sensory Testimonies of the Conflicts that Shape and Affect our History, from Slavery to Today

Friday, November 03, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Studio Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Leila Hamroun-Yazid (Tetra Tech)

Forum participants:

Ed Hooker (National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs)

Kirsten Pourroy Hebert (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Kristina Lynn Whitney (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

The network of National Cemeteries is a testimony to the history of a nation divided, rooted in the national conflict centered on states’ rights to own enslaved peoples. This forum will discuss these little-known resources though the lens of an ongoing stewardship program of sites, structures, and landscapes from the 1870s to the 1930s. This 150-year-old government sponsored portfolio crosses geographic and political boundaries. Their history underscores the non-linear evolution of overt and covert differentiators between socio-economic, racial, and political groups reflecting overall societal changes. These cemeteries are a stark illustration of the conflicts that shaped and impact our history.