Shifting Landscapes February 7: A Southern 19th Century Patriot Speaks

Shifting Landscapes #10: A Confederate Patriot Speaks

Mason County District Library and Abondia Center begin to explore race and racism in the public lecture series Shifting Landscapes on Monday February 7, with John C. Calhoun – A Southern 19th Century Patriot Speaks at 7-8:30 pm at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, and on Zoom, featuring Rick Plummer, actor, director, playwright; and Mike Nagle, historian.

This 2021-2022 series is exploring six areas of our lives that have been reshaped during the Covid-19 epidemic and the many events that have occurred in the past 22 months. Race and racism is the fourth topic in the Shifting Landscapes series.

        In asking questions about the nature and purpose of racism, the Shifting Landscapes series seeks to address questions on people’s minds. It also hopes the information helps people get more from news sources, as well as professionals and others about education and news that matters to them.

        Shifting Landscapes series will focus on race and racism in February, including (Feb 7 – A 19th Century Southern Patriot Speaks, Feb 14 – Confederate Statues and Symbols, Feb 21- White Women’s Role in the White Power Movement). Additional topics include Truth in Politics (Mar 7, 14, 21), and Economics (Apr 4, 11, 18).

        Events are free, live or by Zoom. Tickets are not necessary but registration is helpful. To register: To simply join the Zoom presentation, go to The link will be live about 6:45 pm on the day of the presentation. For information check the Mason County District Library website: or contact Thomas Trahey, Mason County District Library at or Brooke Portmann, director of Abondia Center, at

        This project has been funded by grants from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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