UMSL historian to be featured on C-SPAN

Adell Patton, associate professor of history at UMSL

UMSL historian Adell Patton will discuss poverty in America during a lecture May 29 at The National Archives at St. Louis. (Photo by August Jennewein)

Adell Patton, associate professor of history at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will draw on personal observations and years of extensive research as a panelist discussing poverty in America in a segment to be featured on C-SPAN’s history.

The panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. May 29 in the Multipurpose Room Auditorium of The National Archives at St. Louis, located at 1 Archives Drive off of Dunn Road in north St. Louis County. Historians from Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla round out the panel.

C-SPAN will cover the panel discussion and air it at a later date on C-SPAN’s American History TV, which is on C-SPAN3. The discussion is free and open to the public. However, people are asked to RSVP as a courtesy (not required) at or call 314-801-0847. Place the word “lecture” in the subject line. All attendees must show a current photo ID and go through a security screening process. Free parking is available in the visitor parking lot.

The panel discussion is in conjunction with a new exhibit at the National Archives at St. Louis titled “Through America’s Lens: Focusing on the Greatest Generation, 1920-1945.” It features some of America’s most memorable photographic images taken by photographers who served in the U.S. military and were employed by the federal government. The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be on display through Sept. 27.


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