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BPL's Eighteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
January 7, 2021
BPL's Eighteenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture

As part of the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, each January the Birmingham Public Library’s Department of Archives and Manuscripts sponsors Begin the Day: The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture. Now in its eighteenth year, the King Lecture has featured civil rights activists, scholars, children’s book authors, and community leaders discussing civil rights history and contemporary human rights issues including immigrant rights, voting rights, human trafficking, and Islamophobia.

2020 Highlights
December 10, 2020
2020 Highlights

In 2020, we organized and co-sponsored 54 public programs. 39 of those were online programs, with a total of 47,198 video views. We are thankful for all of the partners and collaborators who made 2020 a memorable year.

An Evening in Local African American History from Lee County, Alabama
November 24, 2020
An Evening in Local African American History from Lee County, Alabama

 

Please join us as Auburn High School history students present on 10 community project proposals and stories. Sponsored by Research to Preserve African American Stories and Traditions (rPAAST) and Auburn High School.

Draughon Center to Host Black Belt Treasures Virtual Holiday Market on December 9
November 19, 2020
Draughon Center to Host Black Belt Treasures Virtual Holiday Market on December 9

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities will offer a virtual holiday market on Wednesday, December 9 from noon to 1 p.m. at aub.ie/bbt.  

Julianne Garner Named Fourth Annual Recipient of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture
November 17, 2020
Julianne Garner Named Fourth Annual Recipient of the Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce that Julianne Garner is the fourth annual Wayne Flynt Endowed Graduate Research Award in Alabama History and Culture.

Draughon Center Celebrates Gift of George Fuller Drawing
November 12, 2020
Draughon Center Celebrates Gift of George Fuller Drawing

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is pleased to announce the receipt of a charcoal drawing titled “Negro Funeral (Memory Drawing)” by artist George Fuller (1822-1884) from the collection of David and Frances Robb. The drawing will be displayed in the library of the historic Scott-Yarbrough House, Pebble Hill.

Book Talk: Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt
October 15, 2020
Book Talk: Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt

The public is invited to an online book talk by Dr. Bertis English, author of Civil Wars, Civil Beings, and Civil Rights in Alabama's Black Belt: A History of Perry County, on Tuesday, October 27 at 12 PM on the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cmdcah.

Book Talk: The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War
October 1, 2020
Book Talk: The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War

The public is invited to an online book talk by Dr. Ken Noe, author of The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War, on Tuesday, October 13 at 12 PM on the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cmdcah.

Live, Online Presentation on the Old Federal Road in Macon County
September 15, 2020
Live, Online Presentation on the Old Federal Road in Macon County

Raven M. Christopher, co-author of The Old Federal Road in Alabama: An Illustrated Guide, will deliver an online presentation on the Federal Road in Macon County on Tuesday, September 22 at 12 PM on the Facebook Page of the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities. 

Live Constitution Day Program with Judge Frank M. Johnson Institute Set for September 17
September 14, 2020
Live Constitution Day Program with Judge Frank M. Johnson Institute Set for September 17

An online panel discussion on “Judge Frank Johnson’s Impact and the U.S. Constitution” featuring U.S Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama Susan Russ Walker and Jones Day attorney Peter Canfield will be held on Constitution Day, September 17, at noon at www.facebook.com/cmdcah

Last Updated: July 31, 2015