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Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series

The Alabama Department of Archives and History has announced the 2019 schedule for its popular Alabama history lunchtime lecture series, Food for Thought. Lectures are held on the third Thursday of every month at 12:00 pm in the ADAH’s Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Complimentary beverages are provided. Admission is always free. Food for Thought 2019 is made possible with support from the Friends of the Alabama Archives and the Alabama Humanities Foundation. 

January 17 • Tina Naremore Jones Folklorist Ruby Pickens Tartt: Composing a New Score

February 21 • Peggy Allen Towns Scottsboro Unmasked: Decatur’s Story

March 21 • Ben Severance Voting on the War: The 1863 Alabama Election

April 18 • Derryn Moten presents Crusader Without Violence: The First Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

May 16 • Elizabeth Findlay Shores Finding Family History: The Secrets in an Antique Coverlet 

June 20 • Brian Odom Alabama and the Moon Landing:

July 18 • Jason Wilson A History of Hops: Craft Brewing in Alabama 

August 15 • Frye Gaillard A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s 

September 19 • William Nichols Go and Be Reconciled: Alabama Methodists Confront Racial Injustice, 1954 - 1974  

October 17 • Alex Colvin Old Traditions in a New State: Creek Families in Alabama  Colvin’s presentation will focus on the Creek community that formed in the Mobile-Tensaw region. She will examine the continuation of Creek traditions, particularly matrilineal inheritance, as their property and community became legally incorporated into the state of Alabama in 1819. Using court and legal records, Colvin will tell the stories of the Creeks as they utilized wills, the Orphans Court, and the Alabama Supreme Court to uphold traditional customs even as aspects of their everyday lives changed.

November 21 • Harriet Seacat Surges in the Bayou: Exploring Forces of Change in Bayou La Batre

December 19 • Thomas Kaufmann Historic Tower Clocks and Bells of Alabama

For more information, call (334) 242-4435.

Thu., Nov. 21, 2019, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

More Information on Website:

Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130

Free Event

Category: History, Arts, Community

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