Depression Folk: Grassroots Music & Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America
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5pm Book talk by Ronald D. Cohen, 6pm Concert by The Down Hill Strugglers, Ronald D. Cohen, emeritus professor of history at Indiana University Northwest, will examine the complex cultural history of folk music in America, detailing the musicians, government agencies, and record companies that had a lasting impact during the 1930s and beyond. The Down Hill Strugglers, an old-time string band based simultaneously out of Kentucky, Louisiana, and New York, will perform. The event is presented by the Southern Folklife Collection at UNCs Wilson Special Collections Library. It is sponsored by the UNC Friends of the Library.