Presented by: Dr. Richard McCaslin, Professor, University of North Texas
Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth 76107
Dinner: 6 PM Program: 7PM
Dinner Menu: Italian Sausage and Beef Lasagna, Beans with Almonds and Shallots, Bread Sticks, Caesar Salad and Desserts – $20 per person – RSVP to email@example.com or call or text 817-307-9263.
Many people are familiar with the Confederate monuments on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin, but they have little understanding of how they came to be there. Amid the increasing controversies about public monuments, it is important to remember who placed those monuments and their reasons for doing so. Aware that the Civil War generation was declining rapidly in number, private organizations rallied to fund the monuments at the Capitol, believing it was not only the right place for such artistically valuable images, but also the most secure location for them.
Dr. Richard McCaslin is a Professor of History at the Univ. of North Texas. He is the author or editor of eighteen books including his biography of “Rip” Ford – the 2011 Pate Award Winner. His talks are always one of the highlights or our year and feature great topics, excellent information. and unique perspectives. Don’t miss it! See you on the 14th!