OLLI Bonus- Unusual Trivia about the Funeral of Jefferson Davis

Date : September 12,2017

Time : 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Location : Homewood Library

Fees / Admission : Admission is Free

Event Description:

Unusual Trivia about the Funeral of Jefferson Davis Sept 12, Tues 1 – 2:30 p.m. Homewood Library Instructor: Paul Beezley, Professor of History, Jacksonville State University Death, as a rule, ends someone’s political career. But this was not the case with Jefferson Davis. When his body was moved from New Orleans to Richmond three years after he died, huge crowds followed the hearse. As in 1861 he was, although dead, still a rallying figure for Southern Nationalism. Come to this session and learn how the New South elite used this support of a dead hero to bolster their own political, economic and social hold over the South. The reinternment of Jefferson Davis shows that politics can even bring the dead back to life!