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event • Fellows' Presentation

Life of a Klansman

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Edward Ball
Photo by Tony Rinaldo

At the Radcliffe Institute, Edward Ball RI '17 is investigating the life of a fighter in the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana, a member of Ball’s own family, examining the role of a participant in the race terror that spread through the South after the end of the Civil War, during Reconstruction. The book he is writing is outwardly the biography of a plain Southerner, a person neither distinguished nor well documented, while it is also an attempt to explore the roots of white supremacy. 

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