Last Minute Assignment at the Southern

shaSo, just as I was finishing packing for my trip to Louisville tomorrow when I received a phone call asking me to moderate a panel on Saturday morning.  I will be filling in for Gary Gallagher on a session titled, “The Public Presentation and Interpretation of Slavery and Slave Resistance: A Roundtable Discussion.” It’s a topic that I am very interested in and I was more than happy to accept the request.  I was pleased to see John Latschar’s name as one of the panelists, but unfortunately he has decided not to attend.  That’s too bad.  It would have given me the opportunity to thank him for all of his hard work at Gettysburg.  I’ve read through plenty of commentary over the past week by people who have tried to minimize Latschar’s accomplishments at Gettysburg, but all you have to do is listen to those on the inside and you will understand just how important he was in helping to bring about some of the most significant to the physical landscape and interpretation at the park.  Who better to talk about the importance of addressing difficult topics such as slavery at our Civil War battlefields and other public sites than John Latschar.  Peter Carmichael will be filling in for Latschar.

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8 comments… add one
  • markrcheathem Nov 5, 2009 @ 20:32

    Good to meet you tonight, Kevin. If I had known about the other “encounter” with a blog poster that you shared with Marszalek and me, I would have approached you more carefully. 🙂

    • Kevin Levin Nov 5, 2009 @ 20:51

      Always nice to meet my readers. Thanks so much for introducing me to Marszalek.

  • Brooks D. Simpson Nov 5, 2009 @ 1:25

    Kevin will also take time to pay tribute to the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 5, 2009 @ 2:09

      Don't hold your breadth.

      • Brooks D. Simpson Nov 5, 2009 @ 8:29

        Or my depth? 🙂

    • jfe Nov 6, 2009 @ 9:21

      Now, Brooks, be a good winner!

      • Brooks D. Simpson Nov 9, 2009 @ 13:57

        I'm always a good winner. Of course, I have lots of practice. 🙂

  • msimons Nov 4, 2009 @ 21:03

    Have a safe trip and a good time Kevin!

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