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A year has passed since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, leaving devastation behind in communities large and small. In the past year historians, journalists, folklorists, neighbors, and volunteers across the country have worked to record the stories of people who suffered through and survived the ravages of this storm, and Hurricane Rita that followed so closely in its wake.
The Oral History Association, at its annual meeting in Little Rock Arkansas, October 25-29 will showcase some of these projects in the hopes of fostering dialogue about what we know so far about these disasters, and what they reveal about American society. On Friday October 27 there will be a series of reports from oral historians engaged in recording memories of Katrina and Rita. The day will be capped by a plenary session including leading scholars in the field. In addition, an exhibit of photographs from New Orleans will be featured.
Information about the conference, including a special one day registration rate for those who wish to attend only on Friday, can be accessed at the Oral History Association website at: www.dickinson.edu/oha. Click on 2006 Annual Meeting in Little Rock and then Full Program Events and Schedule. http://www.dickinson.edu/oha/pdf/2006program_final.pdf
The registration form is included on page 47. Or call Madelyn Campbell,
Executive Secretary, for further information: 717-245-1036.
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