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College of Charleston professor to discuss link between Depression-era Southern music and labor strikes

March 27, 2003

William Danaher, assistant professor of sociology at the College of Charleston, will give a talk entitled A Common Thread: The Rise of Radio, Music, and Southern Textile Strikes, 1929-1934 on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in Coastal Carolina Universitys Wall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Danahers talk will focus on the relation between folk music, the new mass medium of radio, and the labor unrest that swept through the Souths textile industry during the Great Depression.

Danahers research interests include labor, migration and the sociology of music. He earned a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

The event is sponsored by Coastals chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.

For more information, contact Sylvia Snyder of Coastals Department of Sociology at 349-2471.