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'Passport' Series Ventures to Concord, Mass.

'Passport" Series Ventures to Concord, Mass.

March 28, 2012 – The Passport to the World series at Collin College wraps up with a journey to where the country began its march to independence.

Professor Dallie Clark will present “Rebels and Revolutionaries: The Story of Concord, Massachusetts” from noon-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the Living Legends Conference Center located on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

For scholars and history buffs, the small town of Concord, Massachusetts is known as the place where the “shot heard round the world” was fired on April 19, 1775, when colonial militia rebels fought off the British Redcoats.  The Revolutionary War followed soon afterward, and the rest, they say, is history.

About 50 years later, however, a far different type of rebellious and revolutionary voice emerged, a rich collaborative voice that helped define a distinctly American literary era called Transcendentalism. Clark will take attendees through the homes and lives of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Louis May Alcott.

The “Passport to the World” events are free and open to the public.

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