AJU Summer Book Talks: The Klansman’s Son

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12:00 PM
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AJU Summer Book Talks: The Klansman’s Son - Thursday, June 27 at 12pm PT/3pm ET

Join author Derek Black and ADL's Vice President of the Center on Extremism Oren Segal, as they explore Derek’s journey from white nationalism to becoming an advocate for a non-racial society. Raised in a world of hate an

d fear, with a father who was a former Ku Klux Klan leader, Derek's life changed when they renounced white nationalism publicly in 2013. In their memoir, Derek reflects on breaking away from their upbringing and finding their voice against bigotry. Register now for insights into dismantling hate and building a more inclusive society.


R. Derek Black (they/them) is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Chicago. Since 2016, they have spoken to many audiences at universities, foundations, institutions, museums, synagogues, and churches. They received the Elie Wiesel Award and a humanitarian award from the Anti-Defamation League; THE KLANSMAN'S SON is their first book. 


As Vice President of the Center on Extremism at ADL, Oren Segal leads the organization's efforts to combat extremism, terrorism, and all forms of hate both in the physical world and online. In recognition of his exceptional service in the public interest, Oren was honored by the FBI in 2006. He was named one of the 50 influential, intriguing, and inspiring American Jews by the Forward in 2019. 

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