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10/23/00

Roy Summerford

AUBURN SPEAKER TO DISCUSS RETURN OF BLACKS TO THE SOUTH

AUBURN -- Cultural anthropologist Carol B. Stack, author of the book Call to Home: African Americans Reclaim the Rural South, will discuss the return migration of blacks to the South and related cultural issues in a presentation at Auburn University on Thursday.

Stack, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak at 4 p.m. in Broun Hall auditorium.

Her public lecture, "Family Trees Across the Landscape: Family Values, Kinwork and African American Return Migration to the South," is sponsored by the Womenšs Studies Program and the College of Agriculture.

A nationally prominent figure in her field, Stack has written extensively on issues of American culture, including family and kinship, urban and rural poverty, social inequality and migration. Her books include All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community, which was published in 1974.

At Berkeley, Stack is professor of social and cultural studies in education. She previously held positions in anthropology and public policy at Boston University and Duke. She has received nearly 20 awards and fellowships, has served on 23 national committees and boards and has been an expert witness in court cases on the welfare of Americašs children and families.

Broun Hall, AU's Electrical Engineering building, is located east of Duncan Drive between Magnolia and Thach avenues on the Auburn campus.

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CONTACT: Mary Cameron of Women's Studies Program,334/844-2822.