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September 2022

The People’s Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism

September 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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Who were the original Populists and how did they shape American politics? Gregg Cantrell, author of The People's Revolt and the Roots of American Liberalism, will explore the historical roots of Texas populism and the hallmarks of the movement. He will contrast historic populists' contribution to the development of American liberalism with the identity of populists in politics today. Gregg Cantrell holds the Erma and Ralph Lowe Chair in Texas History at Texas Christian University. He received his B.B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Cantrell…

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October 2022

Exploring Two Iconic DFW-Founded Food Companies: Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs and Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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It's State Fair time, folks! There couldn't be a better time to talk about Texas food. This month we welcome two speakers whose roots run deep in the DFW food scene, Fletcher's Corny Dogs and Mrs. Renfro's Salsa. They will discuss the history behind their family businesses and give us some insights into the production of their famous foods Amber Fletcher is the head of marketing for the multi-million dollar Texas staple, Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs. The granddaughter of Dallas’ famous corn dog…

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November 2022

Trinity River Groove: The Story of the Cowtown Sound

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Worth Library, 500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305 United States
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What’s your favorite? Jazz, western swing, big band, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, all of the above? Gene Fowler and William Williams explore the contributions of musicians in these genres and more in their story of music in Fort Worth and Dallas from the 19th century to the 1960s. This program, drawn from their book, Metro Music, will take you back to the groovy sounds and the legendary venues including the Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion, the Longhorn Ballroom, the Blue Bird,…

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