Dr. Beth Davison, sociology professor, co-director of Documentary Film Services, and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, has released a new documentary on the Cone family and their denim factories. Locally, the Cone family summered in Blowing Rock, North Carolina but, across the state, they ran a corporation that provided thousands of jobs to North Carolinians producing jeans cloth in the Greensboro area. This documentary highlights the role of the Cone family in North Carolina and their story encompasses many of the themes that form the American narrative in the South: immigration, reconstruction, industrial reovlution, paternalism, and philanthrophy. The film includs interviews from a number of experts, as well as Cone family relatives.
Dr. Davison's, "The Denim Dynasty" will be presetned on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 in Belk Library, room 114. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the following link: The Denim Dynasty.