National Monument

Historian Honored for Helping to Create Monument to Reconstruction

March 14, 2018
UC Davis history professor Gregory Downs has been awarded a 2018 UC Davis Academic Senate's Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award for his leadership in establishing the nation’s first monument to Reconstruction.

Historian's Impact: A New National Monument

January 26, 2017
Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction. He says a new national park will go farther than any of his scholarly publications in reversing a public amnesia about " “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”