Wednesday, October 28th
Garden District Book Shop presents Edward Ball.
Please join us for a presentaton of Life of a Klansman, with National Book Award-winner Edward Ball and Michael Lomax, the president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and former president of Dillard University.
This virtual event is free, however, you must register.
Life of a Klansman tells the story of a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in New Orleans who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. A descendant of the Klansman, Ball paints a portrait of his family’s anti-Black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail and critical reflection.
Ball and Lomax will discuss this story and its significance to our current national reckoning with racism relevance today. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer with attendees.
Edward Ball Michael Lomax