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2008 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture recap

On Thursday April 24 Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History at UNC Chapel Hill, delivered the History Department’s Dale Somers Memorial Lecture. Professor Brundage’s talk, “Is Southern History still a Front in the Culture Wars?,” addressed the issue of contested historical memory in the American South. He also delivered a faculty development seminar on the topic “Beyond Blackface; African Americans and the creation of American Mass Culture, 1890 to 1930.” Professor Brundage is the author of several books, including, most recently, The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory (2005).