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Award-winning historian Dr. Karen L. Cox will discuss “Confederate Monuments in the Jim Crow South” during a lecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The second Guilbeau Lecture will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in H.L. Griffin Hall, room 147. It is free and open to the public.
Cox is an Organization of American Historians distinguished lecturer and a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Her book, “Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture,” won the 2004 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from the Southern Association for Women Historians for the Best Book in Southern Women's History.
The University of North Carolina Press published her “Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South” in 2017.
Cox also has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time, and has appeared on the BBC, NPR and C-Span.
UL Lafayette’s Department of History, Geography and Philosophy hosts the Guilbeau Lecture Series, which is funded by the Guilbeau Charitable Trust.
The trust honors the memories of history graduate student Jamie Guilbeau and his mother, Thelma Guilbeau. The Guilbeaus created the trust through an endowment managed by the UL Lafayette Foundation.
Parking for the lecture is available in the Girard Park Circle garage, 138 Girard Park Circle.
Photo caption: Dr. Karen L. Cox is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.