Ida B. Wells

COUNTERPOINT
6:30 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Preston Lauterbach on "the South's First Black Millionaire," Robert Church

Credit Preston Lauterbach / W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.

Following the Civil War, Memphis emerged a center of black progress, optimism, and cultural ferment, after a period of turmoil. Preston Lauterbach joins host Jonathan Judaken for an in-depth discussion in advance of the launch of Lauterbach's latest book, Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis.


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COUNTERPOINT
11:25 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Amy Wood On Lynching, Anti-Lynching, And Honoring A Legacy

Credit UNC Press

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with author and professor Amy Wood about her book, Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940.  In her book, "Wood examines how lynching, as a spectacle, borrowed much from the practice of public executions that still occurred in the early 1900s. Lynching was also shaped by the traditions of evangelical Christianity.

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