Rolf Diamant’s Civil War Tangle

Rolf Diamant’s Civil War Tangle

As the nation’s 4-year commemoration for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War gets underway, Rolf Diamant (LF '86) is keeping an eye on how the National Park Service navigates rocky terrain. This summer’s premier event for the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg struck an uncertain balance between the legacy of slavery and civil rights and the fervor for Civil War living history by battlefield enthusiasts.

Diamant’s op-ed essay in the George Wright Forum teases out the challenges for the events to come. Read "Uncertain Footing on Hallowed Ground?

Image of "The Battle of Antietam," by Thure de Thulstrup, published in 1887 by Louis Prang

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