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Walker Percy, Race and Confederate Memory presented by Patrick Connelly

  • West Feliciana Courthouse 4785 Prosperity Street Saint Francisville, LA, 70775 United States (map)

Patrick Connelly (Mississippi College) returns to the festival to speak on Walker Percy, race, and Confederate memory. Percy's unique perspective was shaped by his upbringing in the segregated South, his deep familiarity with Civil War history and Lost Cause mythology, and his post-conversion support for the Civil Rights movement. What does Percy have to teach us about contemporary racial concerns and debates over historical remembrance?