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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, Community

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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

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

September 20 • Erik Peterson Nott, Our Doctor: How Medicine, Race, Religion, and Evolution Collide
In the years before the Civil War, pioneering Mobile physician Josiah C. Nott (1804-1873) helped shape the medical profession both in Alabama and beyond. He established the Medical Association of the State of Alabama and took a leading role in the creation of a state medical school in Mobile. Nott was a staunch advocate of a scientific approach to medicine, and an important researcher on the spread of Yellow Fever, a disease which had killed four of his children.

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.