Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Brown Bag Lunch—From Racist Demagogue to Best Selling New Age Author: The Strange Journey of Alabama's Asa Carter

Asa Carter
Join us to hear well-known historian Dan Carter discuss Asa Carter, a flamboyant opponent of the Civil Rights Movement. A talented writer, Carter penned one of the most famous speeches of the civil rights era, George Wallace’s “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" inaugural address.

Later in life Carter left Alabama and adopted the pseudonym Bedford Forrest Carter. He wrote the novel Gone to Texas which was made into the film The Outlaw Josey Wales starring Clint Eastwood. Carter also wrote the popular children’s book The Education of Little Tree.

Dan Carter will explore the life and career of this unusual historical figure. Dan Carter has taught history at Emory University and the University of South Carolina. He is the author of the award-winning book The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, the Origins of the New Conservatism, and the Transformation of American Politics. Wednesday, September 22, noon.

Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 4th floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.

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