The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

"New England Authors in the Making of the Modern World"
by Roger Kolb
Friday, December 13, 2013
at 10 a.m. in the McCarthy Meeting Room


Learn about the writers from our region who introduced ideas, attitudes and trends that define the modern world. Who was the first to argue that a woman should be allowed to do everything a man does? Who became a worldwide symbol of civil disobedience and is that symbol valid? What housewife founded the sexual revolution? Who was our first self-described alienated intellectual? Examine New England’s founders of modern culture in this mesmerizing presentation

Roger Kolb offers a delightful smorgasbord of historical audio-visual presentations. Expect the unexpected as he discusses people, places, and things that range from the famous to the undeservedly forgotten. Roger presents at public libraries, historical societies, fraternal organizations, and senior citizens.

Roger Kolb is the author of "The Robert J. Lurtsema Musical Quiz Book," a columnist for The Somerville Journal, researcher for New England Armchair Tours, former classical radio announcer for WMBR--Cambridge and ex-factchecker for Houghton Mifflin. He holds a Bachelor’s in History and a minor in English from the University of Wisconsin. A native of Long Island, he is a resident of Somerville.