PD in your PJs: Using the Graphic History Monumental to Discuss Post-Civil War America

November 14th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

For the PD in Your PJs series, we invite you to come as you are, drink what you want, engage with the experts, and leave with 1.0 CPDU credit.

The Reconstruction Era was often overlooked, ignored, or misinterpreted for much of the 20th Century. Join ALPLM’s Director of Research, Brian Mitchell, as he discusses his award-winning graphic novel Monumental: Oscar Dunn and his radical fight in Reconstruction Louisiana. Monumental tells the story of Lt. Governor Oscar James Dunn, the nation’s first black executive officer, who was born enslaved and rose to national prominence before his mysterious and untimely death in 1871. An iconoclastic figure, Dunn eroded 19th century stereotypes about the intellectual capabilities and morality of African Americans and before being erased from history he became the model of effective Black political leadership in the nation.

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