Author to discuss racial etiquette Sept. 5

The Nashville Way by Benjamin HoustonDr. Benjamin Houston of Newcastle University and author of the new book, “The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City,” will give a lecture on racial change at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 5, at the Historic Arkansas Museum. (see map for directions)

Houston’s talk, “A Manner of Segregation,” is an opportunity for dialogue about how people in the South reacted to the dismantling of segregation as a way of life in the 1950s and 60s.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the museum and the UALR Department of History.

Houston is a lecturer in modern U.S. history. His research interests include civil rights, the African American freedom struggle, history of the U.S. South, 20th century U.S. history, and oral history.

For more information, contact Dr. Barclay Key, professor in the UALR Department of History at 501.569.8782.

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