When: Thu., April 28, 4-5:30 p.m. 2016
@ Dunseth Auditorium, Harmon Hall, Lindenwood University, 209 S. Kingshighway
Gerald Early is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Early is the author or editor of no less than thirteen books, including The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture (Ecco, 1994), for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. His talk addresses the controversy surrounding Confederate monuments, such as the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a famed lieutenant general in the Confederate army and subsequently a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.