Dr. Glen Sample Ely to speak at UMHB
Thursday, 27 October 2011 by Keith Bahlmann
Glen Sample Ely, Ph.D., will be a guest speaker at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at 3 p.m. on Monday, in the Manning Chapel of the Meyer Christian Studies Center.
The title of his presentation is "Where the West Begins: Using Race Relations as a Barometer of Regional Identity in Texas."
Ely earned his doctorate from Texas Christian University and has published journal articles in Southwestern Historical Quarterly and the New Mexico Historical Review.
His book, Where the West Begins: Debating Texas Identity was published this spring by the Texas Tech University Press and is now in its second printing.
Where the West Begins seeks to settle the age old argument over whether Texas is southern, western, or something unique.
From 1984 to 2002, Ely produced Texas history documentaries for television, cities, counties, and historical societies. Examples of his film work can be found on his website, www.texashistory.com.
Admission to the speech is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the College of Humanities at (254) 295-4143.