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Anthropologist Speaks at Bowdoin

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 7, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Carol Stack, an anthropologist and author, will give a talk titled "Family Trees Across the Landscape: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Cleaveland 151 in Druckenmiller Hall at Bowdoin College. The event is free and open to the public.

Stack is Professor of Education and Chair of Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than 25 years she has researched African Americans, policy, and poverty. She is well known for her book "All Our Kin," a study of a kinship network and survival strategies in an African American urban neighborhood. Recently she has written "Call To Home" about the return migration of many African Americans from the urban north to the rural south.

Stack earned a doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana. The talk is cosponsored by the Sociology & Anthropology Department, Africana Studies and Women's Studies of Bowdoin College.

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