DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
PRESS RELEASE

Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 12:05 P.M.

Place: Alabama Power Auditorium, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Topic: “Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace”

Speaker: Jeff Frederick

Why did Alabamians elect George Wallace so often over a 25-year period? What was the effect of his administration on the state? Join us as Jeff Frederick shares highlights from his book “Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace” on Thursday, January 17th, at 12 noon. The ArchiTreats: Food for Thought presentation will be held in the Alabama Power Auditorium at the Alabama Department of Archives and History .

cover of 'Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace'

Frederick's Stand Up for Alabama: Governor George Wallace

Frederick traces the political relationships between Alabamians and their governor in the first biography to examine Wallace’s impact on the state where he was governor for nearly a quarter–century. His presentation will assess the multi-faceted reasons why Alabamians continued to support Wallace long after paralysis and social changes made him less of a national figure. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing at the program by Capitol Books and News.

Jeff Frederick is a Southern historian who specializes in the relationship between politics and society, how ordinary folks influence and react to the political developments in the South. He has written about topics as divergent as NASCAR, interest groups, reactions to the civil rights movement, and George Wallace. His next book examines the relationship between sports and integration in the 1960s and 1970s. He earned his doctorate from Auburn University and teaches southern history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

This presentation is one in a series of monthly third-Thursday free lectures at the Alabama Archives, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch; coffee and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives.

For more information call (334) 353-4712.



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Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
E-Mail:debbie.pendleton@archives.alabama.gov