One hundred fifty years ago this month, the American Civil War came to end and Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet held a last meeting in Charlotte. It was the end of an era and the beginnings of the New South. Jefferson Davis’ great, great grandson is working on rehabilitating the reputation of his famous relative. We talk with him and historian David Goldfield - a civil war expert – about Davis and his legacy.
Levine Museum of the New South is hosting '150th Anniversary: End of the Civil War, Beginning of the New South' with talks by Bertram Hayes-Davis and Dr. David Goldfield on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 pm. More information.
Dr. David Goldfield - Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History, UNC Charlotte
Bertram Hayes-Davis - A great, great grandson of Jefferson Davis