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Saturday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Power of One in a World Made by Duke: Why Confronting Hate is More Important than Ever

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If the fallout from the presidential election of 2016 proved anything at all, it is that what happens in Louisiana doesn’t stay in Louisiana. The eruption of hate politics that convulsed the Bayou State during David Duke’s electoral insurgency in the early 1990s has gone national.  White nationalist, alt-right, and unapologetically anti-Semitic organizations have exploded in number. Hate crimes are rising.  Holocaust denial has found new favor among disenfranchised white teenagers. A new chill is definitely in the air. What’s one to do?
Anne Levy’s example merits close attention.  She may have done more than any other solitary individual to frame the Louisiana opposition against Duke and all that he stood for.  This neo-Nazi and former Grand Wizard was no mere political threat. He was a moral menace, the politics he embodied warranting zero tolerance. 

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Anne Levy

Anne and her immediate family survived two years in the Warsaw Ghetto and then lived among non-Jewish Poles for the remainder of the war, passing as Christians. The tiny, olive-skinned Anne had to remain hidden, lest the Skoreckis expose themselves as Jews and risk their lives as... Read More →
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Lawrence Powell

The emeritus holder of the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization, Lawrence N. Powell taught history at Tulane University from 1978 until his retirement in June 2012. He was a co-founder of both the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and the Southern Institute... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bart Room, Gates of Prayer