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In this talk based on his book by the same name, author W. Stuart Towns will explore the crucial role of the spoken word in creating and propagating a “Lost Cause” public memory of the American South. Through his in-detail study of southern speeches, Towns will explain how those who led the South in the postwar years helped to shape a lasting Confederate mythology. Contact Kelly Hancock at (855) 649-1861 x 121 for more information. Cost: Free with Museum admission. No reservations necessary.