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  • A.J. Wright
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      From: Brackner, Joey [mailto:Joey@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 12:07 PM
      To: 'AlabamaFolklife'; Arts -- Everyone
      Subject: [AlabamaFolklife] Alabama Studies Symposium, July 17-19, Montgomery

      To the Alabama Folklife list and others:
      From Sherrie Hamil
      (334)242-4363, ext.235
      Alabama Studies Symposium
      July 17-19, 2003, Montgomery, Alabama
      The Alabama Studies Symposium brings teachers and the general public
      together with
      humanities scholars for an in-depth exploration of Alabama's rich social,
      political, and cultural
      heritage. The symposium offers attendees the opportunity to hear the latest
      in scholarship and
      to interact formally and informally with a large number of humanities
      scholars. CEUs available.

      The 2003 symposium will be held in Montgomery on Friday and Saturday, July
      18 and 19. The keynote
      speaker will be Dr. J. Mills Thornton III, author of Dividing Lines:
      Municipal Politics and the Struggle for
      Civil Rights, described by Dr. Douglas Brinkley as "the most important book
      to be written on the civil rights
      movement in a decade . . .." Thornton will speak on machine politics and
      civil rights in Selma in 1965. On
      Thursday, July 17th optional pre-conference workshops will be offered on
      "Integrating Alabama Music Into
      the Curriculum," "Teaching with Historic Places & Landscapes," and "Alabama
      Sources on the Internet."

      Friday's program will conclude with a musical lecture by Dr. Horace Clarence
      Boyer, one of the country's
      premier experts on African-American gospel music. Boyer will entertain and
      enlighten the audience with his
      overview of Alabama gospel music traditions. Each day will also feature
      special lunch-time programs on the
      restoration of the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham and the Confederate
      monument on Montgomery's
      Capitol Hill.

      An additional ten sessions will feature presentations on topics such as Fort
      Mims, Alabama's constitutions,
      antebellum and Civil War women, the Reconstruction era, convict labor,
      prostitution, the New Deal,
      World War II, and grassroots Civil Rights leaders. A final session on
      preserving civil rights sites in Alabama
      will feature historians, preservationists, and civil rights activists.To
      receive your registration form call (334) 242-4363, ext. 276.

      Co-sponsored by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama
      State Council on the Arts, and Alabama Historical Commission. The symposium
      is funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama affiliate of the
      National Endowment for Humanities, with additional support from the Alabama
      Black Heritage Council and Friends of the Alabama Archives.


      Joey Brackner
      Alabama Folklife Program
      Alabama State Council on the Arts
      201 Monroe Street
      Montgomery, AL 36104
      334-242-4076, x-225
      FAX: 334-240-3269
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