On June 11, 2021, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities presents Larry Powell in conversation with Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson, host and producer of the Slate podcast Slow Burn: David Duke, the 2021 Best in Digital Humanities awardee. In six hour-long episodes, Slow Burn explores the life of notorious white supremacist and former Louisiana politician, David Duke. Levin, a New Orleans native, expertly untangles the messy strands of Duke’s self-promoting, self-aggrandizing past and traces his rise from a political outlier to a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives representing the 81st District. Throughout, in interviews with political operatives, constituents, and activists, Levin probes the question of what can happen when white supremacy goes mainstream.
This program is produced by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of either the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.