ArchiTreats: Food For Thought Presentation

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ArchiTreats: Food for Thought begins another year of informative talks on Alabama history at
the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Many of the programs in 2013 highlight the 
BecomingAlabama initiative (*).  For the next several years, we will commemorate and study 
significant events in our state and national history relating to the War of 1812 and Creek Indian 
War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement as part of the BecomingAlabama initiative 
commemorations.  Join us, at noon, on the third Thursday of each month as we reflect, remember, 
and preserve Alabama’s fascinating past.

March 21 The Rise and Fall of Alabama’s Textile Industry by David Seagraves

April 18 Streight’s Raid and The Making of a Confederate Heroine* by Keith S. Hebert

May 16 Longleaf Pine: The Tree That Made Alabama by Bill Finch

June 20 The Emancipation Proclamation in Wartime Alabama, 1863* by John Kvach

July 18 Cars Fell on Alabama: The Automotive Industry Comes to Alabama by Bill Taylor

August 15 White Paths, Red Paths: Fort Mims and the Alabama Frontier* by Greg Waselkov

September 19 While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Remembers* by Carolyn M. McKinstry

October 17 Alabama and the War of 1812* by Jeanne & David Heidler

November 21 Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field by James S. Day

December 19 Alabama’s Got the Boll Weevil Blues by James C. Giesen

The 2013 ArchiTreats series is made possible by the Friends of the Alabama Archives and is
co‐sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, state program of the National Endowment
for the Humanities.   The public is invited to bring a sack lunch and enjoy a bit of Alabama history. 
Catch‐up on ArchiTreats programs that you missed or would like to share with a friend. Go to
the website at and click on Multi­Media to select a streaming video of
the ArchiTreats program of your choice.