Let's Talk Poster series identifying subjects memorialized by buildings of the University of the South

Item

Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Temporary Installation
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Title
Let's Talk Poster series identifying subjects memorialized by buildings of the University of the South
Background and Context
In the spring and fall 2021, the Order of the Gown in conjunction with the Roberson Project placed a series of “Let’s Talk” posters in various campus buildings to encourage discussion of The University of the South’s building names associated with the Lost Cause: duPont Library honoring mid-twentieth-century segregationist Jessie Ball duPont; Quintard dormitory honoring enslaver and Confederate military chaplain Charles Todd Quintard; Elliott dormitory honoring enslaver and pro-slavery advocate Stephen Elliott; Walsh Ellett Hall honoring enslaver and Confederate military veteran Vincent Walsh; Gorgas dormitory honoring enslaver and Confederate military officer Josiah Gorgas and his son William C. Gorgas; and Gailor Hall honoring Lost Cause proponent Thomas Frank Gailor.
Physical Description
Gold and purple posters with a photograph of memorialized subject in the upper right corner.
Date created, installed or dedicated
2021
Funded by
Order of the Gown
Roberson Project
Location: Institution, City, State

Position: 130 (20 views)