First Friday Speaker Series – Apostle of the Lost Cause: J. William Jones, Baptists, and the Development of Confederate Memory
Virtual First Friday: Apostle of the Lost Cause: J. William Jones, Baptists, and the Development of Confederate Memory, with Dr. Christopher C. Moore
Friday, April 2; Noon – 1 pm
Cost: KHS Members – FREE; Non-members – $5
Please join us via Zoom* as KHS continues our discussion of Confederate memory. In August 2020, Dr. Anne Marshall shared with us her research revealing Kentucky’s adoption of a pro-Confederate identity in the years after the Civil War, although the state had remained loyal to the Union throughout the conflict. See Dr. Marshall’s presentation here.
Now, Dr. Christopher Moore will explore connections between religion and the development of Lost Cause ideology, as he discusses the life and work of Rev. J. William Jones. A Southern Baptist pastor and Confederate army chaplain, and later secretary of the Southern Historical Society Papers, Jones’ writings were instrumental in creating a “quasi-biblical” Lost Cause narrative of Southern virtue-in-defeat, as well as in canonizing Southern leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. Come and join the conversation.
*TECHNOLOGY: This virtual event will take place via Zoom, an online meeting platform. For optimal experience, guests should connect using a device with a screen, a speaker, and a keyboard. (A web-enabled camera is also nice, but not necessary.) To accommodate guests who may not have access to this technology, a phone number will be provided at registration, so they may dial into the event, and listen to the presentation from any landline or mobile phone. Need help using Zoom? Check out this short video. You can also contact us at KHSeducation@ky.gov or call 502-782-8070 with any questions.