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Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Mitch Landrieu presents In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
In conversation with Jelani Cobb
At St. Joseph’s College (part of the Brooklyn Voices series)
Tickets $28 (includes seat and book)
New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu – who sparked a national debate after first proposing removing Confederate statues in 2015 – presents In the Shadow of Statues, a passionate, powerful memoir that urges America to reckon with its past. In his first book, Mayor Landrieu discusses his personal journey on race as well as the path he took to making the decision to remove the monuments, tackles the broader history of slavery, race and institutional inequities that still bedevil America, and traces his personal relationship to this history. Landrieu grew up with a progressive education in one of the nation's most racially divided cities, but even he had to relearn Southern history as it really happened. Equal parts unblinking memoir, history, and prescription for finally confronting America's most painful legacy, In the Shadow of Statues will contribute strongly to the national conversation about race in the age of Donald Trump. Landrieu presents his book in conversation with Jelani Cobb, author and staff writer for The New Yorker. Each $28 ticket includes admission to the event, as well as a hardcover copy of In the Shadow of Statues; books are distributed at the event. Mitch Landrieu will sign books following the discussion. St. Joseph’s College is located at 245 Clinton Ave. in Brooklyn.