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CU hosts debate on Jackson as face of $20

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On Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m., Cumberland University will host a debate focused on the recent controversy surrounding President Andrew Jackson's place on the $20 bill.

Three CU professors - Dr. Mark Cheathem, Dr. Fred Heifner and Dr. Natalie Inman - will answer students' questions about whether Jackson should remain on the $20 bill and who should replace him if he is removed.

Cheathem is a professor of history and the author or editor of five books on the Jacksonian and Civil War periods, including the award-winning "Andrew Jackson, Southerner." Heifner is a professor of anthropology, philosophy and religion. An expert in cultural anthropology, he is completing a book on Southern culture as expressed in the Americana music of Kate Campbell. Inman is an assistant professor of history. Her first book, "Brothers and Friends: Kinship in Early America," which focuses on white American and Native American kinship networks, will be published by the University of Georgia Press in 2016.

The event will be held in Room 130 of Labry Hall and is open to the public. Reservations are not required, but attendees are encouraged to arrive early for optimal seating. The lecture is sponsored by Cumberland University's Alpha Xi Tau chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society and the Cumberland University History Society.

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