Concord Museum – Applying History to Present-Day Challenges

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Concord Museum – Applying History to Present-Day Challenges

Harvard Professor Lizabeth Cohen will discuss the role history can play in informing current battles over Confederate War monuments and public policies to address racial tensions and the challenges facing our nation’s urban centers in a Concord Museum Forum and as part of the 2020 Concord Festival of Authors series on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00pm.

Professor Cohen will have a conversation on how a well-informed historical perspective can equip us to revisit public memorials, monuments, and exhibits: to address mounting racial tensions; and to develop effective public policy. Professor Cohen will also discuss her newest book, Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, which recently won the prestigious Bancroft Prize in American History, and how the lessons learned from urban renewal efforts in the 1960’s and 1970’s can be applied to the challenges we face today.

Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History at Harvard. From 2011 to 2018, she was the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study. Professor Cohen has published a popular textbook and multiple books including Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers of Chicago, 1919-1939, winner of the Bancroft Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer. Among her many awards and honors, Professor Cohen had been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and A.B. from Princeton University.

Concord Virtual Museum Forum will be held on Monday, October 19, 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Advanced registration is required www.concordmuseum.org. This program is free. Donations to help support Concord Museum’s Educational initiatives.

Professor Lizabeth Cohen’s book Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age is available in partnership with the Concord Bookshop. www.concordbookshop.com

This Concord Museum Forum is part of the 2020 Concord Festival of Authors.

Tickets:
Free

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