Kirk Savage to Read from 'Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves'

Kirk Savage, professor in the History of Art and Architecture department, will read from his book, “Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves,” at Hillman Library on Wednesday, March 27. The event, which is part of the Faculty Book Talks series, will take place in the Thornburgh Room on the first floor from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Now in its second printing, “Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves” explores how the history of slavery and its violent end was told in public spaces — specifically in the sculptural monuments that came to dominate streets, parks and town squares in nineteenth century America. Additionally, the new edition features a preface by the author that reflects on recent events surrounding the meaning of these monuments, and is expanded with new photography and illustrations throughout.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Read more about Savage and his book at Pitt Magazine.