S. D. Lee 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Stephen D. Lee Institute will be held February 17, 2018, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Our host hotel for the event is the Hilton Hotel Shreveport; the symposium will take place at the Shreveport Convention center, which is connected to the Hilton. This year's topic:

The Rational Confederate in an Irrational World

Defending our Southern heritage in an age devoid of logic and reason

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Ron Kennedy: author of numerous books including The South Was Right and Punished with Poverty: The Suffering South – Prosperity to Poverty & the Continuing Struggle among many others.

Paul C. Graham: author of Confederaphobia.

Lee Bright: Two-term South Carolina State Senator and heritage defense activist.

Jeffery Addicott: professor of law and expert on terrorism.

Charles E. McMichael: Past Sons of Confederate Veterans Commander-in-Chief and heritage defense activist.

Ryan S. Walters:Ryan is the author of two books: The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Southern Political Tradition (an updated version of which is due to be released by Abbeville Press sometime this year) and Remember Mississippi, an analysis of the hotly contested 2014 United States Senate race in Mississippi. He is currently working on two additional books: a defense of President Warren Harding and another on northern myths about the Lost Cause. 


Ryan is not just focused on the truth of history however; he has also worked to influence the contemporary political realm as well in conservative campaigns and as the editor of Mississippi Conservative Daily. We are excited to have Ryan added to our great lineup.

Please register on this website or contact Ms. Cindy White at 1-800-My Dixie. Hotel reservations can be made directly at the hotel or the link below. Our host hotel is the Hilton Shreveport, 104 Market St, Shreveport, LA 71101, (318) 698-0900. The Hilton is extending a special SDLI rate of $107 ($119 double-occupancy, plus applicable taxes). The SDLI rate includes free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. All reservations must be made by January 26, 2018, in order to receive the discounted group rate. The hotel will continue to accept reservations from guests after this date, however, rooms will be at the prevailing rate and subject to availability.


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