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: In 1863, during the height of the Civil War, Alabamians participated in a crucial election. The war was not going well for the Confederacy and the ballot box afforded Alabama’s electorate an opportunity to voice its opinion by either electing men who would press on to victory, or men who would seek a negotiated peace with the Union. Despite indications of anxiety and doubt, the voters affirmed Alabama’s dedication to seeing the conflict through to the end. This presentation will profile the politicians who led Alabama through this grueling ordeal and explain why most of them retained the people’s confidence and were reelected. 

April 18 • Andrew Huebner Love and Death in the Great War

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

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.