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A Deeper South Author Talk and Film Screening with Pete Candler (Jonesboro, AR)

Oct 4-6, 2024 @ TBD | Location: Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, TBD

Oct 4-6, 2024 @ TBD
Location: Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, TBD
Hosted by: Arkansas State University Heritage Sites

Join us for an author talk and film screening with Pete Candler. Learn about how his road trips through the American South led to a personal confrontation with history as explored in his new book, A Deeper South.

In A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road, Pete Candler offers a travel narrative drawn from twenty-five years of road-tripping through the backroads of the American South. Featuring Candler's own photography, the book taps into the public imagination and the process of both remembering and forgetting that define our collective memory of place. Candler, who belongs to one of Georgia's most recognizable families, confronts the uncomfortable truths of his own ancestors' roles in the South's legacy of white supremacy with a masterful mix of authority and a humbling sense that his own journey of unforgetting and recovering has only just begun.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Pete Candler is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker whose work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Bitter Southerner, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Hosted by Arkansas State University Heritage Sites.

Published on March 7, 2024 | Categories: Events

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