“Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause”

Date: 
May 3, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay St
Phone: 
(855) 649-1861 x121

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.