Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

"Our Common History" Begins in Tuskegee

"Our Common History" Begins in Tuskegee

"Our Common History," a series of talks reflecting on Macon County's unique and important history, is slated for the fall season at the Tuskegee History Center. The series will begin with a talk on the history and development of the Tuskegee National Forest on Tuesday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Presented by Bob Pasquill, Heritage Program Manager for the National Forests of Alabama, the program will discuss Macon County land and history-makers, including depression era worn-out land, relocated sharecropper families, Tuskegee Institute president Robert Moton, long time Tuskegee National Forest staffer, Luther Hurt, and the United States government, who all played an integral part in the making of the Tuskegee National Forest. 

The “Our Common History” series will run through November. All talks will be held at the Tuskegee History Center (104 South Elm Street, Tuskegee).

  • Tuesday, September 9, 4:00 pm: “History of the Tuskegee National Forest," by Bob Pasquill, Heritage Program Manager, National Forests in Alabama.
  • Wednesday, September 24, Noon: “The Life and Work of John A. Kenney, M.D." by Linda Kenney Miller, Author of Beacon on the Hill: A Novel.
  • Wednesday, October 8, Noon: “Rock in a Weary Land: The Black Church in 19th-Century Alabama," by Dr. Richard Bailey, Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholar.
  • Tuesday, October 21, 4:00 pm: “Tuskegee Airmen Illustrated,” by Joe Caver, Archivist and Historian.
  • Thursday, November 6, 4:00 pm: “Rockin’ the Character of Booker T. Washington,"  by Robin Banks, educator and great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington.
  • Friday, November 14, Noon: “Booker T. Washington:  The Man and Myth Revisited," by Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University Archivist.

“Our Common History” is sponsored by the Tuskegee History Center, Tuskegee University Department of History and Political Science, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, with support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The events are free and open to the public.

All author talks in the "Our Common History" program series include the availability of books for purchase and signing at the conclusion of each program.

For more information on the series, please call 334-844-6198 or visit 


Last Updated: June 21, 2017