Saint Louis University

Claude Clegg III, Ph.D., professor of history at Indiana University, will present "A Town, A Photograph and a Lynching Close to Home" as part of the 2013 John Francis Bannon, S.J., Lecture. The event will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Sinquefield State Room in DuBourg Hall.

Clegg is an award-winning historian whose has published widely in African American history. His most recent book, Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching and Reckoning in the New South, is a brilliant exploration of a deeply personal story. In 1906, Clegg's hometown of Salisbury, N.C., was the site of a triple lynching that became a national news story. Clegg's talk, based on his book, will weave this local tragedy into a larger American story about race, violence and memory.

For more information about this event, contact Lorri Glover at or 314-977-8621.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow Clegg's talk and signed copies of Troubled Ground will be available for purchase.