Our March 10, 2021 WMRA Books & Brews features author Connor Towne O’Neill discussing his book, Down Along With That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy. We'll be taking a deep dive into American history and the still-raging battles throughout the South. O'Neill traveled the South talking to Americans for and against the Confederate monuments to understand both sides of the argument. O’Neill’s deeply personal analysis makes it clear that white supremacy is not a regional affliction but is in fact coded into the DNA of the entire country. "Down Along with That Devil’s Bones" presents an important and eye-opening account of how we got from Appomattox to Charlottesville, and where, if we can truly understand and transcend our past, we could be headed next.
The discussion begins at 6pm, Wednesday March 10, 2021. You can register now for this Books & Brews Zoom Webinar at this link, or plan to watch live on WMRA's Facebook page.
Signed copies of Down Along With That Devil's Bones are available online at Stone Soup Books.
WMRA's Books & Brews series is sponsored by Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.
While this is a virtual gathering, we deeply appreciate our ongoing partnership with Pale Fire Brewing Company, and will return to holding our events at the taproom once it is safe to gather in person.
Connor Towne O’Neill is a producer on the NPR podcast White Lies, (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), and his writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Vulture, Slate, Village Voice, and RBMA. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Alabama, O'Neill teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project.