Berthold Leibinger Stiftung
Memory / Race / Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials
Recent debates and deadly protests sparked by the removal of Confederate war monuments in the American South raise important questions about the racialized origins of American democracy. The civic representations of soldiers, statesmen, and generals who led a failed insurrection to maintain an economic system of slavery stands in stark contrast to the American national ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all. In this discussion, Mabel O. Wilson speaks with Stephan Trüby and Tazalika M. te Reh about the challenges of commemorating national ideals and important events within a still-contested historical landscape, a phenomenon clearly not uncommon in Germany and Europe more broadly. Moderated by Petra Mostbacher-Dix.
An event of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, in cooperation with the American Academy in Berlin, Evang. Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof, and Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut e. V.