CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 9, 2001
UI to hold public discussion of confederate
flag controversy Feb. 28
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Humanities Iowa
and the University of Iowa Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will co-host
a public discussion of the controversy surrounding the confederate flag at
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building.
The discussion is free and open to
the public. It is offered in conjunction with the February 19 premiere of
a new History Channel documentary, "The Unfinished Civil War."
The discussion panel will include
two Civil War reenactors featured in the documentary, Joseph McGill and John
Krausse, and its writer, director and producer, Glen Kirschbaum. Joe Knight,
UI professor of law, will moderate the discussion. Clips of the documentary
will be shown.
McGill is director of the African
American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa and founder of Company
I, 54 Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment. The story of the original Company
I inspired the film "Glory." Krausse has been involved in Civil War reenacting
for 15 years and lectures on the experiences, lifestyles and songs of Confederate
soldiers. Kirschbaum won Emmy Awards for "Hitler: Man and Myth."
The UI Diversity Committee, Office
of Affirmative Action, Opportunity at Iowa, and the Iowa City Human Rights
Commission will cosponsor the event.
Persons who need an accommodation
in order to attend this event should contact the Office of Affirmative Action
in advance at 335-0705 (voice) or 335-0697 (text).