Please join us to welcome Emily Senefeld, C’05, who will give a talk, More than Song and Dance: The Highlander Folk School’s Cultural Programs, 1934-1962 on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at  2:30 p.m in Gailor Auditorium.

Emily is currently a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Virginia. Her work examines the history of the Highlander Folk School from 1932 to 1962, with an emphasis on how the Summerfield-based school used labor and folk music, as well as dramas and documentary  films, as tools for organizing in labor and civil rights.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Collaborative for Southern Appalachian Studies and the Department of History and is being held in conjunction with SAST 330: Place-Based Research Methods and Heritage Site Interpretation.

If you have any questions, please contact Margo Shea at