Dayton Duncan - The Dust Bowl

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Get a preview of Ken Burns’ new documentary about America’s worst manmade ecological disaster, followed by a panel discussion featuring screenwriter Dayton Duncan.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

The result of uncontrolled plowing on the Great Plains, the Dust Bowl of the 1930s turned prairies into deserts and unleashed a pattern of massive and deadly dust storms. Children contracted “dust pneumonia,” businesses collapsed, and thousands lost their land and were forced on the road.

A screening of excerpts from Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl will be followed by a panel discussion headlined by the documentary’s writer and co-producer Dayton Duncan.

Co-sponsored by KCPT and the University of Kansas Libraries.

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