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Vietnam and civil rights movement the topics of upcoming lectures

November 6, 2009

The legacy of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement will be the topics of two free lectures next week sponsored by the Loyola University New Orleans Biever Guest Lecture Series and the College of Social Sciences Department of Sociology.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Jerry Lembcke, Ph.D., a sociology professor at College of the Holy Cross will present “The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam” at 6:20 p.m., in Monroe Hall Room 157. Lembcke, who authored a book of the same title, also wrote “CNN's Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam's Last Great Myth,” “Recapturing Marxism: An Appraisal of Recent Trends in Sociological Theory” and “Capitalist Development and Class Capacities: Marxist Theory and Union Organization.”

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Bob Zellner, Ph.D., presents “A White Southerner in the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m., in Monroe Hall Room 157. Zellner, who has been active in the Civil Rights movement since the 1960s, is now a professor at Southampton College, in Long Island, N.Y., and works with the local chapter of the NAACP there. His biography boasts 18 arrests during the period in which he became the first white southerner to serve as field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He is the author of “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement.”

For more information on either of these lectures, contact sociology professor Anthony Ladd at 504-865-3640 or aladd@loyno.edu.

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