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November 22, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Bernd Estabrook, Illinois College associate professor of Modern Languages with a specialty in German, will present “The Berlin Wall Revisited – a memoir,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam/Springer Center at MacMurray College.

 His talk is the final installment of the fall segment of the MacMurray Speakers Series, “Jacksonville Speaks,” which seeks to give a forum for Jacksonville-area people with expertise or uncommon knowledge or experiences.

 The event is free and open to the public. The Putnam/Springer Center is at the corner of State and College streets on the MacMurray College campus.

 The Berlin Wall is perhaps the most vivid image of the Cold War in Europe, and 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Wall. Dr. Estabrook will offer a fresh perspective on the meaning of the Berlin Wall on its 50th anniversary.

He will tell the story of the Berlin Wall from its beginnings in 1961 to its end in 1989, reflecting on its history, its politics and sharing his personal recollections and experiences as a student in Berlin while the Wall still divided the city.

 Coming in the spring is another lineup of speakers for “Jacksonville Speaks,” roughly one a month. First up, on Jan. 19, is the Rob Killam trio on the development of blues into jazz.


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