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150th Anniversary

CANCELED: Tracing Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape

March 26, 2020 at 4:00pm5:30pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

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Syracuse Symposium regrets canceling this visit by alumna Lauret Savoy (Ph.D. ’91).  Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape is her award-winning volume exploring identity, place, and the unvoiced presence of the past, Savoy focuses on how this country’s still unfolding history marks a person, a people, and the land itself. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Indigenous ancestry, she weaves together narratives of migration, displacement, and erasure to counter longstanding and damaging public silences to reveal often-unrecognized ties, such as the siting of the nation’s capital and the economic motives of slavery. None of these links is coincidental. Few appear in public history.



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This event was first published on August 7, 2019 and last updated on March 13, 2020.

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