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James W. Loewen

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October 8, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm


Madden Auditorium




Decatur Public Library will host Decatur native, Dr. James W. Loewen, award-winning author and sociologist emeritus at the University of Vermont in a discussion of his award-winning book Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. If you are not familiar with the sundown town phenomena across America and the current implications of past racial practices, you will want to attend this event. Dr. Loewen will also be signing books after speaking.

Mr. Loewen will also be speaking at the following events in town:

Confederate Monuments
Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 pm, Millikin University

Dr. James W. Loewen, will be speaking at Millikin University. The topic of discussion will be the controversial practice of removing symbols of the Confederacy, statues and monuments from towns, parks, campuses, and government buildings – sometimes under the cover of darkness. Dr. Loewen will also be signing books after speaking.

Lies My Teacher Told Me:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Thursday, October 10, 11:00 am, Richland Community College

Decatur native and sociologist Dr. James W. Loewen, will discuss this award-winning book and his perspective on how American history has been taught in schools. Richland Community College students and faculty will be able to ask questions in what promises to be an enlightening presentation.