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March 2018

Great Women of Classic Mexican Cinema (a film series) presents Aventurera

March 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Comer Auditorium,

Great Women of Classic Mexican Cinema A Film Series   Sponsored by the UM Foreign Language Program and the Latin American Studies Minor    COMER AUDITORIUM with a brief introduction by Dr. Eric Vaccarella Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM Aventurera  (The Adventurous Type)  (1950) Directed by Alberto Gaut.  Ninón Sevilla stars as the beautiful but ill-fated Elena. Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for…

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BACHE Visiting Writers’ Series: Chris Abani

March 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
J.A. Brown in the Carmichael Library,

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright who was born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother. He grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria and received degrees from Imo State University, Nigeria, Birbeck College, University of London, and the University of Southern California. Abani's fiction includes The Secret History of Las Vegas (Penguin 2014), Song For Night (2007), The Virgin of Flames (2007), Becoming Abigail (2006), Graceland (2004), and Masters of the Board (1985). His poetry…

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March 2019

Dr. Melanie Morrison at 2019 Hallie Farmer Lecture Series

March 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LeBaron Recital Hall, Davis Hall, Highland Street
Montevallo, AL 35115 United States
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The 2019 Hallie Farmer Lecture Series presents "Researching Injustice: Telling the Story of Legal Lynching in Jim Crow Birmingham", presented by Dr. Melanie Morrison. Dr. Melanie S. Morrison will recount what compelled her to research the case of Willie Peterson and discuss the challenges inherent in unearthing largely forgotten stories. Morrison's newest book, Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham, will be available for signing and purchase. This…

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