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Purchase College Presents a Lecture “Out of Time: Documentary Filmmakers, ‘the Folk,’ the Rural U.S. South 1962-1980,” April 9

Date Released: 4/2/2008

Purchase College presents a lecture and discussion on “Out of Time: Documentary Filmmakers, ‘the Folk,’ the Rural U.S. South 1962-1980” with guest speaker Grace Elizabeth Hale, April 9 at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Services Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Grace Elizabeth Hale is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia. She is the co-founder of the American Studies Program at UVA where she teaches twentieth-century U.S. cultural history and the history of the U.S. South. Her new research focuses on the intersection of folk music and folk films, the union reform movement, and college students' involvement in the labor movement in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. She is the author of Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Pantheon, 1998) and Rebel, Rebel: Why Middle-Class White Americans Love Outsiders and the Effects of This Romance on American Culture and Politics (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

The lecture is co-sponsored by the History Club, Student Affairs and the Office of Student Life.