Monday, October 31, 2011

Guest today: Christy Coleman of The American Civil War Center

Greetings listeners,

My guest today was Christy Coleman, executive director of the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. At the helm since 2008, this African American self-described "American Idealist" is leading her institution through the choppy waters of the observations and commemoration of 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Emancipation. Our brief discussion covered Tredegar's role in the story telling, as a part of a collaborative of 19 cultural, academic, civil and tourism institutions) known as the Future of Richmond's Past, the ongoing legacies for Richmond and our nation , especially in grappling with race and our sense of who we are in the world, then and now. Ideology vs Practice. Check in a couple days for a podcast of the conversation.

On November 14th my guest will be Dr. Ed Ayres, president of University of Richmond and chair of the Future of Richmond's Past.

Looking forward -

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