Archives Announces 2024 Food for Thought Schedule


Press Release - For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Georgia Ann Hudson or (334) 353-3312


Montgomery, AL (01/03/2024) – The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) has announced the 2024 schedule for its popular Alabama history lunchtime lecture series, Food for Thought. Lectures are held on the third Thursday of every month at 12:00 pm CT. Programs are presented both in-person at the ADAH and online via the ADAH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Visit for the latest information about individual programs. Admission is always free. Food for Thought 2024 is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Alliance and the Friends of the Alabama Archives. 

The Double Life of Asa Carter
January 18 • Dan T. Carter

History Lives On: Preserving Alabama’s Rosenwald Schools
February 15 • Gorham Bird

Alabama’s First Ladies of Flight
March 21 • Billy Singleton

The Battle of Fort Blakeley: Mobile’s Last Stand
April 18 • Mike Bunn

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Announcing a change to previously-scheduled May and June presentations:

The May 16 topic will now be:

Birmingham and Black Baseball
May 16 • Layton Revel

The June 20 topic will be:

Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America
June 20 • Christina Snyder

Documenting the Architecture of the Everyday in Alabama
July 18 • Christy Anderson

“Alabama, Mother Mine”: Portraits from Early Alabama
August 15 • Bill Eiland

Mexican Culture and Cuisine in Alabama History 
September 19 • Michael Innis-Jimenéz

Exploring the Collections of the Air Force Historical Research Agency
October 17 • Timothy Brown

Symphonic Composers of Alabama: The Works of William Dawson, Margaret Bonds, and Others
November 21 • Jamie Reeves

Montgomery’s Tourism Renaissance
December 19 • Wanda Battle

The ADAH is the state’s government-records repository, a special-collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across Washington Avenue from the State Capitol. To learn more, visit or call (334) 242-4364. 


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