Virtual/Zoom Event: Connor Towne O'Neill author of Down Along With That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy in Conversation Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Wednesday, October 21st

6:00-7:00PM CT

 

Connor Towne O'Neill in conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin discussing his book, Down Along With That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy.

This event is free, however, you must register.

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When O’Neill first moved to Alabama, as a white Northerner, he felt somewhat removed from the racism Confederate monuments represented. Then one day in Selma, he stumbled across a group of citizens protecting a monument to Forrest, the officer who became the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and whom William Tecumseh Sherman referred to as “that devil.” O’Neill sets off to visit other disputed memorials to Forrest across the South, talking with men and women who believe they are protecting their heritage, and those who have a different view of the man’s poisonous history.
 
O’Neill’s reporting and thoughtful, deeply personal analysis make it clear that white supremacy is not a regional affliction but is in fact coded into the DNA of the entire country. Down Along with That Devil’s Bones presents an important and eye-opening account of how we got from Appomattox to Charlottesville, and where, if we can truly understand and transcend our past, we could be headed next.

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130