Enjoy a conversation with renowned author and historian, James Madison. Madison will discuss his recently released book, The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland, in which he details the creation and reign of the infamous organization. He offers a detailed history of this powerful organization and examines how, through its use of intimidation, religious and ethnic intolerance, and the ballot box, the ideals of the Klan in the 1920s have on-going implications for America today. Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University. The Midwestern History Association recently honored him with the Frederick Jackson Turner Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Friends are delighted to also welcome Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, the Chair of the Indiana University Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies who will facilitate the conversation with Madison. Bring your questions!
Please register with a valid email address at mcpl.info/friends
. The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you 30 minutes before the program begins. Please sign up as one person per household.
If you would like to purchase a copy of The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland
, IU Press is offering Friends members a 30% discount. You will still need to pay tax and the $7 shipping charge. Go to the IU Press web page for the book: https://iupress.org/9780253052186/the-ku-klux-klan-in-the-heartland/
and use the discount code “JamesMadison
” at checkout to receive 30% off.