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Gwendolyn Brooks Reads Popular Works The University of Montevallo began its Black Heritage Month activities with the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Gwendolyn Brooks presented her collection of poems entitled, " Annie Allen ' which won her the Pulitzer Prize, to stu- dents, Jan. 31, in a day of readings and meetings around campus. From her collection of poetry, Brooks read " The Riot, " which she wrote as the result of the death of Martin Luther King. Other poems read by Brooks were " The Life of Lincoln West " and " We Real Cool. " She also read some of her poetry for children. Brooks ended her campus visit with a public poetry reading in LeBaron Hall that night. 20 - Events
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Gene Cotton flfc l- 1 ■ ■ ■ ' - 1 . ■. ■■ ... . . . . « 1 ... " The University of Montevallo was once again entertained by a crowd-pleasing concert. Thursday, January 27, 1984, Gene Cotton gave an incredible performance in a re- laxed, easy-to-listen-to atmosphere. Performing several of his hits on guitar and piano, Gene Cotton seemed to have special messages in all of his songs. His selections in- cluded " Before My Heart Finds Out " , " Like A Sunday In Salem " , and " World Religion Zoo " . Once again, UM students were enter- tained by a delightful musician. Events — 19
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Hollings Visits UM Ernest Holling ' s visit to the UM campus on Feb. 6 was a politically noteworthy one. Hollings stopped off in Montevallo during a two-day cam- paign swing through the state. Speak- ing at a press conference in LeBaron, he said that government spending has gotten " totally out of hand. " Holling ' s plan to reduce the federal deficit in- volves a one-year freeze on all govern- ment spending. Hollings also has pro- posed significant pay raises for public school teachers and special pay incen- tives for inner-city teachers. After the press conference, students, faculty, and citizens attended a reception for Holl- ings at Flowerhill.
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