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Citadel News Service

For Release
Sept. 12,. 2003

John Shelton Reed to speak at The Citadel          


  photo:  John Shelton Reed

          The Citadel Department of History will host a talk by nationally acclaimed scholar John Shelton Reed on "What's Southern About the South" at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in Bond Hall Room 165 on The Citadel campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

          The author and editor of 12 books, Reed has lectured at more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. His book, "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South," examines topics from the civil rights movement to the Moon Pie and has become a national best seller.

          Raised in Kingsport, Tenn., Reed earned his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University before going to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in1969 where he directed the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science and co-founded the Center for the Study of the American South. He has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career that includes serving as a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fullbright Distinguished Lecturer.

          Reed's talk is funded in part by a grant from The Citadel Foundation.




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