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Memorialization and Justice as an Ancestral Imperative: Two American Cases
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The role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights and justice. In this context, the presentation reflects on two pathbreaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, and the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado.

6/25/2015
When: 6/25/2015
12:00 PM
Where: Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Madison Building
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 
United States
Presenter: Ken Bilby

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Date and Time: June 25, 2015; 12 p.m.


Location: Pickford Theater, Madison Building (3rd floor), Library of Congress, Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC


Program: “Memorialization and Justice as an Ancestral Imperative: Two American Cases”


Speaker: Ken Bilby, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution


The role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights and justice. In this context, the presentation reflects on two path-breaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, South America, in 1986, and the Sand Creek Massacre, which occurred in the U.S. territory of Colorado in 1864. Read more about this event here.



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