Downtown Montgomery Convention Center District


Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series

Food for Thought Lunchtime Lecture Series

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

Free Event

Category: History, Arts, Community

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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: In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, this presentation will examine the crucial contributions of Huntsville to the success of the moon landing. While the stories of Saturn V development and the success of Apollo 11 are well known, the deeper context of Apollo in Huntsville is often overlooked. Odom will discuss federal development in the Tennessee Valley, German immigration and training, the Cold War, and the civil rights movement—forces which have all left a dramatic imprint on the region’s economy, politics, and larger society.

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

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.