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Thursday, 20 October, 2016
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    The first Nancy Henning Memorial Poetry Reading of the academic year takes places at 6:30pm at Bob's Bookstore on 601 Monroe Avenue. Poet Amy Ash of Indiana State University will be the featured poet. Charleston resident Jamie Newell and English graduate student Alexandra Dean will also read. All are welcome.

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | English Department | Faculty | Prospective Students
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    Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the exhibition traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.  Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery — from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African-American portraiture. For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.

    For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, research professor, The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore. It was co-organized by the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, and The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture. For All the World to See has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA).

    Tags: Alumni | Booth Library | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students
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Friday, 21 October, 2016
Sunday, 23 October, 2016
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    Come join us for a trip down memory lane. Writers from the Past-Forward Memoir Group have gathered some of their favorite writings about past experiences, signs of the times, growing up back when, adventures, mishaps, family and pets, to mention a few. Relax, sit back and listen as the writers read their work. There will be an opportunity to visit with our members, ask questions, receive helpful writing tips and enjoy some light refreshments.

    **Please register by 10/21/16.

    Tags: Academy of Lifelong Learning | Alumni | Community | Faculty
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