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ONLINE ONLY: Civil War Monuments and Legacy of the Lost Cause

Wednesday, July 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All Branches
A link to view this program online will be available beginning on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Murray Godfrey discusses the legacy of and the efforts to remove Civil War monuments.

As of 2020, there are more than 1,700 public monuments, including over 700 statues of varying size, commemorating the Confederate States of America or its prominent leaders. COCC professor Murray Godfrey will discuss the "Lost Cause" interpretation of Civil War history that largely inspired the construction of these monuments, its lasting legacy, and the efforts in various parts of the country to remove them.

Murray A. Godfrey is history professor and chair of the World Languages and Cultures department at Central Oregon Community College where he has worked since 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas State University specializing in the history of 17th and 18th century North America. Prior to coming to Central Oregon, Murray previously taught for Austin Community College in Austin, TX and Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, TX.

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Adult Program
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Murray Godfrey
Liz Goodrich | | 541-312-1032