Library to Host Panel Discussion on Removal of Monuments

September 06, 2017

MISSOULA – More Confederate monuments are removed from public spaces every day. What is the history behind these monuments and how should they be interpreted? How was one erected in Montana 50 years after the Civil War ended? Why does it matter?

The Mansfield Library at the University of Montana will host a panel discussion on this important and timely topic from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the East Faculty Office Area on the Main Level of the Mansfield Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will be moderated by Jaci Wilkinson of the Mansfield Library and panelists will include African-American studies Associate Professor Tobin Shearer, history Professor Anya Jabour, parks, recreation and tourism Assistant Professor Jennifer Thomsen and Native American studies Professor George Price.

To request disability-related modifications, call the Mansfield Library at 406-243-6800 or email


Contact: Jaci Wilkinson, web services librarian, UM Mansfield Library, 406-243-4558,