Portrait of a Lady

Some pictures say a thousand words. Some grab your throat. Dorothea Lange's photograph of Oklahoma Dust Bowl migrant Florence Thompson forced a nation to experience fatigue and hunger through the hollow, dirt-lined face of a mother desperate to feed her children. Dr. Linda Gordon, writing her second book on Lange, has explored gender issues as diverse as birth control politics, American internment camps, welfare and single mothers and orphan abductions. This award-winning NYU professor presents a free slide show and lecture, Visualizing Gender and Race in the Great Depression: Photographer Dorothea Lange, for the University of North Texas' Women's History Month, 4 p.m. Thursday in the Silver Eagle Suite of the University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets in Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-4526.
Thu., March 2, 4 p.m.