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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

DANISH TRAVELER TO HIGHLIGHT PLIGHT OF AMERICAN UNDERCLASS IN "AMERICAN PICTURES" AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

Multi-media Event will be Held in Observance of Black History Month

Allentown, PA (January 8, 2007) - In recognition of Black History Month, the Cedar Crest College International and Cultural Diversity Program will sponsor "American Pictures," a multi-media show and discussion of a Danish vagabond's personal exploration of the  racism and prejudices in American society today.  The presentation will take place on February 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. in the Alumnae Hall Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

Jacob Holdt came to America from Denmark with only $40 and spent the next five years hitchhiking over 118,000 miles while living in the homes of anyone who would take him in, from the poorest southern sharecroppers to some of America's most powerful families including the Rockefellers.  He documented his journey on film and combined the photos with music and his own words to create "American Pictures," a vivd in-depth look at the worsening minority crisis in America that has been shown at more than 300 colleges and other institutions nationwide.

The event is free and open to the public and tickets are not required.  For more information, please contact the Special Events Hotline at 610-740-3791.

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