Archives Announces 2023 Food For Thought Schedule


Press Release - For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Georgia Ann Hudson

(334) 353-3312 or


Montgomery, AL (01/11/2023) – The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has announced the 2023 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 CT. Programs are presented both in-person at the ADAH and online via the ADAH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Visit for the latest information about individual programs. Admission is always free. Food for Thought 2023 is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance. 

January 19 • Kathryn Braund

Traveling With William Bartram and Friends

 February 16 • Fred Gray

Alabama v. King: The Trial That Launched the Civil Rights Movement

March 16 • James C. Cobb

What Dr. King Didn’t Say about C. Vann Woodward’s The Strange Career of Jim Crow

 April 20 • Victoria Ott

The Failure of Our Fathers: Family, Gender, and Power in Confederate Alabama

 May 18 • Bob Beatty

Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East

 June 15 • Maigen Sullivan

Invisible No More: Alabama’s LGBTQ+ History

 July 20 • Todd Steury

Black Bears: The Past and Present of Alabama’s State Mammal

 August 17 • Ed Southern

Fight Songs: A Story of Love and Sports in a Complicated South

 September 21 • Greg Waselkov

Discovering An Ancient Dugout Canoe Canal in South Alabama

 October 19 • Sophia Bracy Harris

Finding My Own Way: A Journey to Wholeness Against the Odds

 November 16 • Christopher Rein

Mobilizing the South: The 31st Infantry Division, Race, and World War II

December 21 • Haley Aaron

Spaces of Self: Diaries and Scrapbooks of Young Alabamians

The ADAH is the state’s government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across Washington Avenue from the State Capitol. To learn more, visit or call (334) 242-4364. 



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