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The Assault on the Capitol in Historical Perspective

2-3:30 p.m. / Zoom (Registration Required)

The assault on the Capitol on January 6 shocked Americans and plunged the nation into a new political crisis. Viewed in historical terms, however, this event appears less unprecedented or exceptional. In this virtual conversation presented by the Department of History and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, scholars explore the ways in which recent events connect to longer trajectories of political violence, white supremacy and threats to democracy, both at home and abroad. The 90-minute program will include presentations by each expert followed by Q&A.