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Lecture is adjusted

Posted on 03.27.2013

The Sutphin Lecture series speaker Preston Lauterbach, who was previously scheduled to speak on Feb. 21, will now talk this afternoon, March 27, in UIndy Halls B and C at 4:30 p.m.

Lauterbach is the author of “The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘N’ Roll,” which has an unexpected tie to Indianapolis.  The book follows the backstory of the black music scene and its evolution through nightclubs in Indianapolis, New Orleans and Memphis. It paints a picture of a 1940s Indiana Avenue.

Author Preston Lauterbach’s speech, which was cancelled due to weather, has been rescheduled. Photo contributed by Jessica Purcell

Interim Director of the Institute for Civic Leadership and the Mayoral Archives and Associate Professor of  History Edward Frantz was very interested in having Lauterbach speak at the University of Indianapolis.

“The book itself is a great read, and a surprising portion takes place here in Indianapolis,”  Frantz said. “We thought it would be a great way to bring in somebody who’d written about a part of the city that a lot of people don’t even know about.”


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