December 9, 2020 5:00pm 6:15pm
The Monuments Project: Expanding the American Story

Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander, Monument Lab Director Paul M. Farber, USC University Professor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of WarViet Thanh Nguyen, and Vanderbilt University Writer-in-Residence and author of the noteworthy New York Times op-ed “My Body is a Confederate Monument,” Caroline Randall Williams will discuss questions about the making of our commemorative spaces, including what a monument is, how myth-making has shaped the process of memorializing, and why new commemorations will expand the American Story. 

This conversation is the second panel discussion hosted by Mellon on the topic of public monuments and memorials across the America's commemorative landscape.