Heard on Campus: William Blair on the Confederate flag

October 15, 2008

 On the Confederate flag: "Southern friends like to tell me that they come north to central Pennsylvania and they say they’ve never seen so many Confederate flags as here, and it puzzles them." – William Blair, director of the Richards Civil War Era Center and professor of American history.

Blair hosted the first Research Unplugged conversation of the spring season on Wednesday, Oct. 15. He discussed "Heritage and Hate: The Symbolism of the Confederate Flag" with a full house of colleagues and community members in the gallery of Penn State's Downtown Theatre. A full podcast of the event will be available on iTunesU and the Research|Penn State Web site http://www.rps.psu.edu/ on Monday, Oct. 20.
Research Unplugged is an informal lecture series hosted by Penn State's Office of Research Publications and held at noon Wednesdays in Penn State's Downtown Theatre Center. The afternoon begins with a brief introduction of the topic, followed by an open floor for questions, comments and discussion. The event is free to the public. Complimentary coffee and light refreshments are served.
For information, visit http://www.rps.psu.edu/unplugged/.



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