Lies Our Country Told Us: An Online Lecture Featuring James Loewen and David Pilgrim, September 3

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Lies Our Country Told Us: Monuments, Mascots, & Racist Objects: A Conversation with David Pilgrim and James Loewen, moderated by John Little

About this Event

Join celebrated historians, authors, and educators David Pilgrim and James Loewen for a discussion on their lifelong work uncovering historical truths around monuments, mascots, artifacts, and objects. This crucial conversation will be moderated by scholar, historian, and filmmaker (“More Than a Word”), John Little (Dakota). _____________________________________________________________

James Loewen is the best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong; Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong; and Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. He holds the distinction of being the best-selling living sociologist today. His recent book is Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life (PM Press, 2020)

David Pilgrim is one of the country’s leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity, and race relations. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a collection of more than 14,000 racist artifacts. The museum is located at Ferris State University where Pilgrim is also a professor of sociology and head of Diversity and Inclusion. He is the author of Understanding Jim Crow and Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors. His recent book, co-authored book with Franklin Hughes, is Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow (PM Press, 2020).

John Little (Dakota) is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He is the Director of the Indian University of North America, a university program designed to help Native students succeed in higher education. He received his PhD in history from the University of Minnesota in May 2020. Alongside his brother Kenn, he co-directed the 2017 award-winning film “More Than A Word,” which analyzes the Washington R**skins team name and the use of Native American-themed mascots.

Sponsored by SpeakOut and PM Press. _____________________________________________________________

TICKETS ARE SLIDING SCALE $5 - $25 to benefit SpeakOut and our Youth Summit coming up October 3, 2020.

All who register will receive a link to watch live or later at their own convenience.

Closed captions available.

Read entire article at SpeakOut: The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture

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