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Tell About the South: Lucy Britt & Tyler Steelman

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Confederate Soldiers’ Monument, Athens, Georgia. Photo Credit: Lucy Britt.

“Effects of Confederate Monuments on Political Attitudes and Behavior”

Debates around Confederate monuments and the laws in Southern states preventing their removal often center around concerns that, on one side, honoring the Confederacy is an affront to racial minorities, and on the other side, that the monuments are merely an expression of Southern heritage or honor soldiers who died for a “Lost Cause.” Despite vigorous public debate, the effects of the legal protection of these symbols on Southerners’ political attitudes and behaviors have yet to be empirically tested. Using a survey experiment, this project tests whether laws protecting Confederate monuments affect Southerners’ feelings of political efficacy, belonging in their community, and likelihood of politically participating.

Lucy Britt and Tyler Steelman are PhD candidates in UNC’s department of Political Science. Their collaborator Emily Marie Wager is currently conducting field research. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP via this Google form.

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Date:
February 12
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue

Center for the Study of the American South @ the Love House & Hutchins Forum
410 E. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Phone:
919-962-5665