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Speaker Visits Landmark College to Discusses Removal of Confederate Statues, November 12

The Fall 2019 Landmark College Academic Speaker Series concludes with Dr. Ousmane Power-Greene on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building.

Power-Greene’s talk, entitled “Pride or Prejudice? Black Lives Matter and the Struggle Against Confederate Monuments” explores whether the process of removing Confederate statues has actually avoided addressing injustices, and thus missed an opportunity to begin a process of healing. Debates over monuments and memorials to the Confederacy often center on the uses of public space and the allocation of tax dollars, while the bigger question slips away: How should the United States—or any nation—confront acts of inhumanity perpetuated by the state?

Dr. Power-Greene is a professor at Clark University, where he teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate students on American history with a focus on African American internationalism and comparative social and political movements. He has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before arriving at Clark in 2007, he taught courses at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information or questions about venue accessibility, contact Eve Leons at Driving directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is available at

Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at