Come to this fascinating and timely talk presented by Nina Silber, Professor of History at Boston University. Professor Silber will connect the national story of the symbolism of Confederate flags with the Fifth Maine Regiment’s role regarding the Confederate flags they captured on southern battlefields during the Civil War.
This talk is free and open to the public, and supported in part by a grant from the Peaks Island Council.
Silber is a professor at Boston University, where she teaches history and American & New England Studies. Her research focuses on historical memory, gender, and the Civil War. She has won numerous awards – including a Fulbright fellowship. Professor Silber has also published numerous works that help to expand our understanding of the Civil War.