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Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series

Food For Thought begins a year of exciting and interesting talks on Alabama history at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in January. The 2018 schedule offers a wide range of unique topics spanning centuries of Alabama history. Food for Thought is held at noon on the third Thursday of every month in the Archives’ Joseph M. Farley Alabama Power Auditorium. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch, complimentary beverages are provided. Admission is always free.

July 19 • Melissa Blair Sorry about That, Gloria: Southern Living Encounters the Women’s Movement

In this presentation, Dr. Blair will examine how the iconic Birmingham-based magazine, Southern Living, reacted to the feminist movement of the 1970s. Bursting into the nation’s consciousness just a few years after Southern Living’s first publication in 1966, feminism had the potential to disrupt the vision of the prosperous, suburban world of luncheon parties and elaborate gardens that the magazine promoted. By focusing on a regular column that profiled “distinctive” Southerners, including many women who broke glass ceilings in a variety of traditionally male fields, Blair’s talk will explore how Southern Living navigated a rapidly-shifting political terrain. Given the tremendous success of the magazine in those years, exploring how Southern Living reacted to political changes reveals much about the South at a critical moment in the region’s history.

August 16 • Ken Gaddy Paul “Bear” Bryant: An American Story

September 20 • Erik Peterson Nott, Our Doctor: How Medicine, Race, Religion, and Evolution Collide

October 18 • Martin T. Olliff The Girl the Wildcats left Behind: Irene Pierce and Tallassee’s Soldiers in World War I

November 15 • Rachel Stephens The Portrait that Created a President: Ralph E. W. Earl’s Andrew Jackson

December 20 • Diane Barnard Dressing for Statehood: Textiles of Early Alabama

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

Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

More Information on Website:

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

Free Event

Category: History, Community

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