Civil War Legacies: A Sesquicentennial Symposium


In the 150th anniversary year of the election of Abraham Lincoln and the secession of South Carolina, Rhodes College hosts a panel of distinguished historians to discuss the still-unfolding legacy of the Civil War. The event will be held on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center and is free and open to the public. 

Edward Ayers, president and professor of history at the University of Richmond; Nancy Bercaw, associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi; David Blight, professor of history at Yale University; Kenneth Goings, professor of history at The Ohio State University; and John McCardell, the recently-named president of the University of the South (Sewanee) will participate. Timothy S. Huebner, professor and chair of the Department of History at Rhodes College, will serve as moderator. A reception and book signing will follow the discussion.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History at Rhodes College, the Department of History at St. George’s Independent School, the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. For more information, contact Timothy S. Huebner, Chair, Department of History, at 901.843.3653 or by e-mail: