P&P Live!: Edward Ball – Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy – in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family's anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball's family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.

Edward Ball is the author of works of nonfiction including Slaves in the Family, which won the National Book Award.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of history and international relations and a frequent public speaker, Kendi is a columnist at The Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize.

 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780374186326
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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