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Culture Historian Hagstrom Miller to Speak at Museum Event


JONESBORO – In celebration of Black History Month, Arkansas State University Museum will host a lecture by culture historian Dr. Karl Hagstrom Miller, chair and associate professor in the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia, on Thursday, Feb. 20.

His 3-5 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public.

Hagstrom Miller, who is author of the book, "Segregating Sound," will speak on “Hearing Race and Region in American Popular Music.”  Visitors will consider such topics as whether musical styles are black, white, or otherwise racial in origin during an open discussion.

Those attending Hagstrom Miller’s Black History Month lecture also will have an opportunity to experience the museum’s newest traveling exhibition, "For All the World to See."

Visitors to this immersive and engaging exhibition will explore dozens of compelling images and objects relating to the civil rights movement. The exhibition is on display until March 16. 

"For All the World to See" is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and sponsored by A-State Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

For more information about this or any other ASU Museum event, contact Jill Kary, curator of education, jkary@astate.edu or 870-972-2074.

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Karl Hagstrom Miller
Karl Hagstrom Miller