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Study on Plain Folk Wraps Up Presentation Series

April 21, 2006 - Collin County Community College District's (Collin) will close out its Study Grant presentation series Friday, May 5.

The final installment of the Study Grant series will be at 1 p.m., Friday, May 5 with history professor Kyle Wilkison's "Plain Folk: Politics and Culture in the New South," at the Spring Creek Campus, room K236. The campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

According to Wilkison, his presentation will explore the intersection between three historical themes: rural political protest, rural people's religious beliefs and rural people's culture.

Specifically, Wilkison will discuss early-20th century American South and the Socialist Party era in Texas. Rural dissenters, Wilkison articulates, protested what they saw as economic injustices since the late-18th century through a number of rebellions and historical and political events.

The Study Grant program supports independent study of significant issues within the faculty member's discipline or collateral fields, according to Collin history professor David Cullen. In total, the college has awarded 44 Study Grants.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.