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Ty Seidule

Robert E. Lee and Me

Ty Seidule (Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Retired) is a visiting professor of history at Hamilton College and professor emeritus of history at West Point. He serves as the vice chair of the Congressional Naming Commission tasked to rename Department of Defense assets that honor Confederates. 

In a forceful but humane narrative, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause challenges the lies of the Confederate legacy―and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. As a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, his views have radically changed and he now believes that American history demands a reckoning. 

Sponsored in part by CALS Adult Programming

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October 27, 8 - 9pm, Thursday

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Ty Seidule

In a forceful but humane narrative, Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy―and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.

Sponsored in part by CALS Adult Programming.

8-9 p.m., virtual

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