The C.O.W.S. w/ Karen Branan: THE FAMILY TREE

Monday, March 14th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

thefamily_t580]The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Karen Branan. A White Woman and author, Ms. Branan boasts an illustrious fifty year career as a journalists. She’s been published in LifeMother Jones, the Atlanta-Journal-Constitution to name a few. We’ll discuss her first book, The Family Tree: A Lynching In Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search For The Truth. Branan excavates her family history to discover the truth about a 1912 lynching in Georgia. In response to the killing of a White man, a White Terrorist mob took one black female and three black males from jail to lynch and mutilate their bodies. Branan asserts that White men’s proclivity for sexually abusing black females was at the heart of this case and much of the activity surrounding Racism of this period. She provides context for the Georgia massacre by incorporating the tireless work of Ida B Wells-Barnett as well the widely popular fiction of Thomas Dixon Jr. – who authored the Clansman, which was adapted to the blockbuster film Birth Of A Nation. We’ll ask if Ms. Branan sees similarities to the climate of the Georgia massacre and the current rise of presidential front-runner Donald J. Trump.

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