The Brookhaven Lecture Committee presents Dealing with our Racist Past by John Cooper. Join us at 7:30 pm in the Performance Hall and streaming. “What’s in a Name?” addresses current efforts to remove persons’ names and images from various institutions. These include military bases and towns in the South, a high school in Washington, D. C., and a university in New Jersey. The school and university renaming’s involve Woodrow Wilson. The talk will conclude with reflections on the phenomenon that these efforts represent. John Milton Cooper, Jr. taught United States history, first, at Wellesley College for five years, and then, for forty-two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as chair of the History Department and on the Board of Curators of the Wisconsin Historical Society. His academic specialty has been the decades following the Civil War, particularly the Progressive Era, World War I, and the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.