Programs are held on the third Thursday of the month at noon, at the state archives in Montgomery, at 624 Washington Ave. The series is made possible by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Those attending can bring a sack lunch. For more information, call 334-353-4726.
A number of the programs highlight the “Becoming Alabama” iniatiative. The initiative commemorates significant events in state and national history relating to the War of 1812, the Creek Indian Wars, the Civil War and the Civil Rights Era.
January 19 The Gathering Storm: The Alabama Civil Rights Scene, 1962 * by Glenn T. Eskew
February 16 Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee* by Gwen Patton
March 15 Hank Hung the Moon…and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts by Rheta Grimsley Johnson
April 19 Incidents of the War: The Civil War of Mary Jane Chadick* by Nancy M. Rohr
May 17 William Bartram in Alabama (Who is William Bartram and Why Should I Care?) by John Hall
June 21 History of Automobile License Plates in Alabama by Ross Sloan
July 19 Alabama and the War of 1812: After the Horseshoe* by Jim Parker
August 16 The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera by Hardy H. Jackson
September 20 Sloths, Mammoths, and Saber-toothed Cats: The Ice Age Mammals of Alabama by Jun Ebersole
October 18 The Space Race in Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s* by Andrew J. Dunar
November 15 Lord Remember Me: Archiving Alabama’s Folklife by Kevin Nutt
December 20 Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War* by Ben H. Severance