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APSU hosting American Civil Rights documentaries and forums this September

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This September, Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library and APSU’s Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center will host four documentaries on the history of civil rights in America.

The films are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative.

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Celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes , the Homeplace will host a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes to celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at the Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – At Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, the Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Tennessee State Museum to open Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open February 11th and close August 31st, 2014.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

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Celebrate a Traditional 1850’s Independence Day at LBL

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – Celebrate July 4th 1850’s style with Independence Day at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Bring the family to relive the patriotic spirit of the era with games, music, and a cool slice of watermelon.

Programs are included with general admission to The Homeplace: $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Celebrate Independence Day at LBL's The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

Celebrate Independence Day at LBL’s The Homeplace. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Eighth Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2012: Children’s Author Tracy Barrett Gives Rules for Publication

 

Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Recently resigning from teaching at Vanderbilt University where she taught Italian, Women’s Studies, English and Humanities, Tracy Barrett can now devote her time to creating more children’s and young adult books. Her scholarly interests resulted in her Bachelor’s degree in Classics-Archaeology from Brown University and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. In Medieval Italian Literature from the University of California at Berkeley.

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her award-winning young-adult novel, Anna of Byzantium (Delacorte). Her most recent publications are King of Ithaka, a young-adult novel based on Homer’s Odyssey; and the fourth book in The Sherlock Files, The Missing Heir (both Henry Holt). In September, Harcourt will publisher her young-adult retelling of the myth of the Minotaur, Dark of the Moon.

Tracy Barrett at the 2012 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Tracy Barrett at the 2012 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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APSU’s library selected for traveling exhibition

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University has been selected as one of 200 libraries in the U.S. to host a traveling panel exhibition created and funded by the National Constitution Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. «Read the rest of this article»

 


William R. Ferris, Rock Star of Southern Culture

 

William R. Ferris, keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference authors’ reception and banquet, held at Clarksville Country Club on Thursday night, is as close to being a rock star as you can get in the world of Southern culture and its study.

Although now the Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, professor of history, and adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was formerly the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) beginning in 1997 when he was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton.

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Celebrate July 4th Weekend at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY— Celebrate July 4th weekend with unique activities at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.  Whether you’re reliving the patriotic spirit of the 1850s or “picnicking” with the animals, there will be an outdoor activity for every member of the family to enjoy.

Join us for a day–or the entire weekend–LBL staff will be offering fun and educational programs all weekend long. The highlight of the weekend is Monday, July 4th, as The Homeplace (HP) hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration.  Kick off the day’s festivities at 1:00pm with the raising of the 1850’s USA 30-star flag. A favorite speech in the 1850s was the reading of The Declaration of Independence; join the group reading after the flag-raising.

Celebrate July 4th at Land Between the Lakes

Celebrate July 4th at Land Between the Lakes

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Bookfest welcomes Lit lovers, ‘foodies’

 

Free event features hundreds of award-winning authors including Wroblewski, Alexie, Bragg and Maraniss

NASHVILLE – The Southern Festival of Books is just two weeks away and organizers are gearing up to welcome more than 20,000 patrons and an all-star lineup of authors, cooks and musicians this October 10-12, on Nashville’s War Memorial Plaza.

From beloved authors and first-timers, to former U.S. Congressmen and Pulitzer Prize winners, the 20-year old festival features more than 200 authors from around the nation and in every genre for interactive presentations, readings, panel discussions and book signings.

You can even hear from David Wroblewski, the author of the Oprah’s Book Club pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, from Noon-1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at War Memorial Auditorium (no advance reservations required, first come – first served seating). A free book signing follows the reading. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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