Author Allen Tullos to Speak

The Summersell Center for the Study of the South and New College will be hosting Emory University American Studies Professor Allen Tullos, who will speaking about his new book, “Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie.” Robin D.G. Kelley calls the book a “loving yet critical meditation on contemporary Alabama and the burden of the past” and suggests it is “American studies at its best” and “a penetrating reflection on why this former seat of the Confederacy exists in the national imaginary as both a political, economic, and cultural backwater and a site where the Goliath of Jim Crow was slain by humble descendants of slaves.” Howell Raines writes that “Alabama Getaway” is a “masterful book about a wounded, neurotic, maddening, and–for those of us born to its soil–an enduringly lovable place.” Please join us for what promising to be a stimulating evening on March 7 at 5 pm in Smith Hall 205.