The Social & Political History of American Music
~ Lecture Series (#7 of 7) ~
With Kevin Comtois
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
Billerica Access Television
430 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Please join us at Billerica Access Television on Thursday, May 26, 2016 for Kevin Comtois’ presentation Affirmation & Integration: Rock ‘n’ Roll & the Rise of the Youth Culture. Kevin’s May 26th presentation is the last in a lecture series of seven titled The Social & Political History of American Music. Each presentation is ninety-minutes and includes a plethora of recorded music, film clips and still images and followed by a question and answer session.
Comtois’ presentation Affirmation & Integration: Rock ‘n’ Roll & the Rise of the Youth Culture examines the idea that Rock ‘n’ Roll did more to integrate Americans than any court, legislation or politician.
Comtois is currently teaching history and government at Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro. Kevin has taught history and government at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) since 1999. He has also taught at Merrimack College, Quincy College and various secondary schools. Kevin designed a course on the history of American music while serving as a Social Studies Department Chairman.
Comtois earned his B.A. in Political Science from Westfield State College and his M.A. in American Civilization from the University of MA, Boston. Kevin was a recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities grants; one in 2005 to study the history of jazz at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and the second in 2008 to study the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, MA.
In 2011, Comtois taught an Honors Colloquium he designed at NECC titled the Social and Political History of American Music and continues to be a member of the NECC Speakers Bureau. In 2014, Kevin published his first book titled Troubadours & Troublemakers: The Evolution of American Protest Music.
Comtois’ presentation, Troubadours & Troublemakers begins at 7 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Billerica Access Television, 430 Boston Road. If you would like to attend this event, please call Billerica Access Television at 978.663.2284 to reserve your seat(s) as seating will be limited.
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