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Topics for Talks, Lectures, Presentations, Discussions & Seminars:
  • White Participation in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Voting Rights Activism  1867 to 1965

  • Southern Labor History

  • Radical Farmers & the Great Depression

  • The American Communist Party in Alabama 1931-1938

  • The New Deal in Alabama

  • African American Journalists

  • African American Amusement Parks and Summer Resorts 1875-1964

  • Southern Religious History

  • Researching & Writing Biography

 

 
PRESENTATIONS:

2015  “Why Viola Liuzzo?”  NYC Opening, Home of the Brave documentary re-release.

 

2015  “The 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights March, The Murder of Viola Liuzzo and

            the Voting Rights Act.” Lectures Series, Lincoln Towers, Project Open, NYC

 

2011  “Becoming Alabama: Alabama’s White Civil Rights Activists,” University of Alabama/Alabama  

           Department of Archives & History seminar.

 

2008  “African American Amusement Parks in the Jim Crow South 1900-1965,” Southern Conference 

            on African American Studies, Dallas, TX.

 

2008  “Emory O. Jackson:  The Voice of Black Birmingham,” Alabama Historical Association,

            Muscle Shoals, AL.

 

2006  “Bill Moore’s Walk,” American Atheists Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2007 “ Rabbi Seymour Atlas & the Montgomery Bus Boycott,” Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery, AL.

 

2006   “Juliette Hampton Morgan,” Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery.

 

2005   “Doing Them Justice,” Alabama Book Festival, Montgomery.

 

2005   Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library Dedication, Montgomery, AL.

 

2005   “Neglected Activists,” (panel) Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

2005   “At One With The Majority,” Southern Jewish Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.

 

2003   Juliette Hampton Morgan Induction, Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, Marion, AL.

 

2003   “White Voices: Southern Civil Rights Movement,” Southern Festival of Books, Nashville.

 

2001  “Grass Roots Leaders of the Southern Civil Rights Movement,” Alabama Studies Symposium, 

           Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery.

 

2001  “Viola Liuzzo and the 1965 Voting Rights March,” Civil Rights Symposium, UA Huntsville.

 

2000  “Viola Liuzzo,” Gender, Race, and Class Resistance Forum, UA Tuscaloosa.

 

1999  “The Many Deaths of Viola Liuzzo,” Image Makers Symposium, West Chester University (PA).

 

1998   “Writing Lives,” Biography Forum Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA.

 

1998  “From Selma to Sorrow,” Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN.