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Reading of Hipbillies with Dr. Jared M. Phillips
June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a short reading of Hipbillies from the author, Dr. Jared M. Phillips, at 6:30pm in the Ozark Natural Foods Community Room. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
“Counterculture flourished nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight-Ashbury occupied the public eye, a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own haven off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks. In Hipbillies, Jared Phillips combines oral histories and archival resources to weave the story of the Ozarks and its population of country beatniks into the national narrative, showing how the back to the landers engaged in “deep revolution” by sharing their ideas on rural development, small farm economy, and education with the locals- and how, in the process, they became a fascinating part of a traditional region’s coming to terms with the modern world.” – Hipbillies Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks