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Lecture Explores the Role of the Civil War in Perceptions of the South

Mckinney PosterWhat role do symbols of the past have in the perceptions of the present? That's a topic that will be explored at Mars Hill University when Dr. Gordon McKinney speaks on the topic of "Symbol and Stereotype: The Civil War and the Image of the Southern Mountains and Mountaineers." McKinney's talk is on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in Broyhill Chapel. It is the second event in the 2015-16  Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Admission is free.

McKinney is a speaker, author, and former professor of history at Valdosta State University, Western Carolina University, University of Maryland, and Berea College. He is a former president of the Appalachian Studies Association and the Western North Carolina Historical Association.

The Presidential Lecture and Performance Series complements Mars Hill University’s emphasis on the liberal arts by bringing distinguished and knowledgeable individuals to lecture on a wide range of topics and to provide high quality performances in the cultural arts. Earlier in the semester, the United States Marine Band kicked off the 2015-16 series. The next event scheduled in the series is a discussion with state senators Tom Apodaca and Terry Van Duyn on March 3, 2016, on the topic, "How Can Civility in Politics Be Recreated?"