Event: Historians and the News: Manisha Sinha
Date: December 13, 2021
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm
Today’s news reports are filled with debates over how some of the most painful chapters of our nation’s history are remembered in public and taught in schools. At the same time, legislative, executive, and judicial leaders are bitterly fighting over the roles of voters, the courts, and citizens themselves in making and enforcing laws. Professor Manisha Sinha’s expertise on the histories of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and abolition have made her a sought-after contributor to news outlets seeking to bring context to these stories. She offers nuanced, powerful commentary on the relevance of Reconstruction today, the constitutional implications of Texas’s new anti-abortion legislation, and the movement to remove statues and monuments across the United States and beyond.
Free and open to the public.