“Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: An Appalachian Upbringing.”

Posted by | January 25, 2010

The Laurel County [KY] Public Library will host Appalachian lecturer Dr. Aaron Thompson on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm. Dr. Thompson will be speaking on “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: An Appalachian Upbringing.”

In this talk, Dr. Thompson will tell how he was born in a two-room cabin in a Clay County hollow and grew up becoming a university professor with a PhD. His emphasis will be on the richness, as well as the difficulties, of his mountain upbringing.

He will touch on topics that include Appalachian history and customs, race relations, family influences and education. This uplifting story will be spiced with humor and lessons in life for any Kentuckian of any age.

This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated for planning purposes. Please call 606-864-5759 to register or register online at www.laurellibrary.org

In case of bad weather, please call the library for cancellation information.

The library is located just off the KY192 bypass in London between stoplights #9 and #10.

source: http://londonhotwire.com/2010/01/appalachian-lecturer-dr-aaron-thompson-feb-2nd/

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