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Montgomery kicks-off statewide Civil War reading and discussion


The Alabama Humanities Foundation has partnered with the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. ADAH served as a host today for the kick-off program and forum.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) partnered with Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery Public Libraries  to host the "Making Sense of the American Civil War" reading and discussion series. Each of the libraries will host a free, five-part reading and discussion series led by "city scholars" affiliated with Colleges or Universities in each city.  

The group discussion events will be held once a week at each library on the following works:

"March" by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006)

"Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002)

"America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries" an anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biography, and short stories, edited by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-published by NEH and ALA.

For more information, contact Tom Bryant at the Alabama Humanities Foundation, or (205) 558-3997.

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