Humanities seminar focuses on history of rock and roll

Marshall University’s graduate humanities program is presenting vice president of education and public programs Lauren Onkey’s Graduate Humanities seminar.
Onkey’s seminar, “Fight the Power,” is a graduate humanities spring 2015 major scholar seminar. The lectures will elaborate on rock and roll history at West Virginia State University and Marshall.
Onkey will present her first lecture, “Stevie Wonder’s Social Vision” 12:30 p.m. Thursday at WVSU, Wallace Hall Room 122.
Onkey’s second lecture, “Dancing in the Street: Rock and Roll and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1964” is 2 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Student Center room BE5.
Eric Lassiter, director of the Marshall Graduate Humanities Program, said she is coming to Marshall as a part of her campus visits.
Onkey’s visit is sponsored by Marshall University’s graduate humanities program, college of liberal arts, department of history, political science, psychology, WVSU Cultural Affairs Committee, and the Glenwood Center for Scholarship in the Humanities.
Hannah Harman can be contacted at [email protected]