The history of America can be told through the buildings we preserve and the monuments we raise. For decades, that history has been revisionist. This lecture examines how iconography bolsters White supremacy and privilege.
Joseph McGill, Jr., is a history consultant for Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC, and the founder and director of The Slave Dwelling Project. Previously, as a field officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mr. McGill worked to revitalize the Sweet Auburn commercial district in Atlanta, GA, and to develop a management plan for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. He is a former executive director of the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA, and a former director of history and culture at Penn Center, St. Helena Island, SC. He has also served as a National Park Service park ranger at Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston.