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Connor Towne O'Neill: That Devil: Reckoning with the Life and Afterlife of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Presented by Salem Athenaeum at Salem Athenaeum, Salem MA

Apr 21 2021
Connor Towne O'Neill: That Devil: Reckoning with the Life and Afterlife of Nathan Bedford Forrest

A journalist discusses the role of monuments in the legacy of white supremacy in America—past and present.

Every day for the past six years — ever since he wandered into an old Confederate cemetery on a major civil rights anniversary — Connor Towne O’Neill has been chasing the story of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Or, maybe more specifically, he’s been chasing the story of Forrest’s afterlife — the fights over the fates of his many monuments. Fights over what the life of this slave trader, Confederate “military genius,” war criminal, and Grand Wizard should mean to Americans today. Forrest’s

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