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During the Great Depression, music, film, and magazines were a way for Americans to escape from everyday hardships, which were bleak and colorless, to find hope for better days.  The music they listened to, the magazines they read, and the movies they longed to see were an outlet for their built up frustrations.

Camden County College is offering a program titled, “The Culture and Community during the Great Depression” which will justify why the arts were such an important part in helping the U.S get through such a tough time.  The program is on Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 PM.  This program is held in the Connector Building on the Blackwood campus in Civic Hall.  The speaker of this event is Morris Dickstein, best-selling author of “Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression.”

John Pesda, professor of history political science at CCC, says Morris Dickstein is, “one of America’s most distinguished literacy critics.”  Pesda also stated that this will provide students an opportunity to hear a professor at a leading research university.

Lynsey Dougherty

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