The Summersell Center for the Study of the South is proud to cosponsor a number of exciting events upcoming early in April 2012:
1. On April 5, James Loewen, bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, will be speaking on the subject of “Sundown Towns: Racial Exclusion in the South.” Professor Loewen’s talk is free and open to the public, and will take place at 6 pm in Smith Hall 205 on the University of Alabama campus.
2. Also on April 5, Patterson Hood, lead singer of the band Drive-By Truckers, will be participating in a public conversation with NPR music critic Ann Powers and University of Alabama American Studies professor Eric Weisbard. This event will begin at 7:30 pm and will take place in the recital hall of the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus.
3. On April 10, the Emmy-nominated short film, “A Village Called Versailles” will be screening at the Bama Theater in downtown Tuscaloosa. Chronicling the efforts of a Vietnamese-American community to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film will show at 7 pm. It will be preceded by a reception at 6 pm and followed by a question-and-answer session with the film’s producer and director S. Leo Chiang. This event is free and open to the public.