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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nabb Research Center Hosts 'Cluck, Pluck and Luck' Documentary Screening August 13

Cluck, Pluck and LuckSALISBURY, MD---The hour-long documentary Cluck, Pluck and Luck, telling improbable early history of this industry from 1923 to 1970, returns to Salisbury University on Thursday, August 13.

SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture hosts a screening of the film 7 p.m. Thursday, August 13, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. A pre-screening of the documentary was held there in April.

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The growth and success of the Delmarva Peninsula’s poultry businesses were not driven by captains of industry, but by often anonymous farmers and immigrant businessmen. Producer Michael Oates’ documentary gives insight into how the industry began by luck by a group of relatively unknown farmers.

The film follows the process of the industry with glimpses into chicken festivals, beauty queens and technological changes, like the creation of the DuPont Highway in 1924.

Produced by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., in connection with the Bekana Center for Media and Education, Inc., and 302 Stories, Inc., the documentary was funded in part by the Delaware Humanities Forum. DVDs will be for sale at the screening for $15, two for $25. Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the Nabb Research Center website at

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