The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club invites you to join us for an evening of celebration as we mark 40 years in St. Petersburg. We look forward to a special evening of remembering the past and charting a course for the future on Thursday, October 11th.
In his speech, “Making Straight What Has Been Crooked: How Do We Tell Our History? Whose Voices Are Heard? What Role Does Politics Play?” Mitch Landrieu will address these questions and many others. He takes on the mythologies that propel the alt-right movement and talks honestly about America’s original sin.
In May 2017, as New Orleans’ Confederate monuments came down on his orders—a powerful and courageous decision that earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award—Landrieu stepped forward to tell the people of his city why this decision had been made and delivered what has been called by many, “The Speech.”
The speech was lauded by the New York Times’ Frank Bruni as, “the masterpiece we needed at the moment we needed it.” Since that time, Landrieu has been widely considered a favorite to make a run for the presidency in 2020.