VIRTUAL: EDWARD BALL, "LIFE OF A KLANSMAN" IN CONVERSATION WITH CRYSTAL FEIMSTER
Monday, August 3, 2020
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER EDWARD BALL PAINTS A PORTRAIT OF HIS FAMILY’S ANTI-BLACK MILITANT THAT IS PART HISTORY, PART MEMOIR RICH IN PERSONAL DETAIL.
Life of a Klansman tells the story of Constant Lecorgne, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, Lecorgne’s descendant, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant history.
Sifting through family lore as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs Lecorgne’s story.