The CCC Boys of Bristol: A Presentation by Bill Jamerson
Michigan based author/songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps on November 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of Bristol Public Library. Dressed in uniform, Jamerson will share stories about the CCC, read excerpts from his book, show a short video from his PBS film, and sing original songs with his guitar.
The CCC was a federal work program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the midst of the Great Depression. During its nine-year run, more than 76,000 men served in the CCC throughout cities in Tennessee and Virginia, including Bristol. Jamerson will explore the history of the CCC and its impact on everyday living, especially in rural areas where the corps helped plant trees, built bridges and dams, and constructed roadways.
Jamerson will also talk about many of the interesting CCC enrollees he's met over the years, and discuss his research into the CCC. Patrons and visitors are encouraged to bring CCC photos and memorabilia to this free presentation.