Lecture: Edward Ball, Life of a Klansman: A Family
|Title:||Lecture: Edward Ball, Life of a Klansman: A Family|
|Date & Time:||Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Location:||Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity|
Meetings, events or activities that will be held exclusively online or via telephone conference.
|Event Details:||For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing. Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. Edward Ball, a descendant of a Klansman, tells the story of his ancestor. Ball’s great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne, had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages?all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball includes the voices of descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman.”
This program is free, but pre-registration is required through Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
|Fees:||This program is free, but pre-registration is required through Zoom.|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Black History Museum, Lecture, Lyceum, Museums|
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