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Racial Justice Reading Group: Down Along With That Devil's Bones

Submitted by liza_12 on Sun, 12/27/2020 - 4:01pm

Join ABC's Racial and Social Justice Committee for a discussion of the book, Down Along with That Devil's Bones. All are welcome to join this facilitated discussion.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In Down Along with That Devil's Bones, journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into American history, exposing the still-raging battles over monuments dedicated to one of the most notorious Confederate generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest. Through the lens of these conflicts, O’Neill examines the legacy of white supremacy in America, in a sobering and fascinating work sure to resonate with readers of Tony Horwitz, Timothy B. Tyson, and Robin DiAngelo.

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.

 

REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT HERE: 

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Jan 19, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616209100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020