Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Online Panel on "2020 and the Future of Alabama History" Set for July 15

Online Panel on "2020 and the Future of Alabama History" Set for July 15

The Alabama Historical Association and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University will offer a live, online panel discussion on “2020 and the Future of Alabama History” on Wednesday, July 15 from 12 PM to 1 PM.

Frazine Taylor, president of the Alabama Historical Association, will begin the program, followed by panelists Steve Murray, Alabama Department of Archives and History; Dr. Tara White, Wallace State Community College (Selma, Ala.); and Dr. Derryn Moten, Alabama State University (Montgomery, Ala.)

On June 23, 2020, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) issued a statement acknowledging the agency’s contributions to systemic racism through the distortion of Alabama’s racial history. The ADAH recommitted itself to documenting and telling a fully inclusive history of the state and to building a more diverse agency. Panelists will respond to the statement and discuss the ways in which historians and the general public are confronting the legacies of slavery, segregation, and systemic racism.

The panel will stream live on the AHA Facebook Page, which can be accessed at aub.ie/aha. Registration is not required.   

Founded in 1947, the Alabama Historical Association is the oldest statewide historical society in Alabama and is a volunteer-led and membership-supported organization. The AHA provides opportunities for meaningful engagement with the past through publications, meetings, historical markers, and other programs. To learn more, visit alabamahistory.net.  

For more information contact Maiben Beard at maiben@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: July 06, 2020