An old joke says college football fans want a university that its football team can be proud of. But things are different at The University of Alabama: there have been times, a historian said, when the success of the Crimson Tide really has been a touchstone for those in the South who felt downtrodden or overlooked.
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Douglas Blackmon, former bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, will visit The University of Alabama Feb. 23 to speak about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.”
“Black and White in Crimson: A Symposium on Race and Sports,” presented by The University of Alabama’s department of history, the Friends of History and the Paul W. Bryant Museum, will be Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4 at the Hotel Capstone on the UA campus.
Slash Pine Projects at The University of Alabama presents “Slash Stitch Burn: A Patchwork History of the Druid City” Saturday, Nov. 12, in venues across Tuscaloosa.
The University of Alabama has its own group of myth busters – the writers of Alabama Heritage magazine. For 25 years and 101 issues, the magazine has taught both longtime Alabamians and newcomers about their heritage.
An article about finding the correct location for a key Creek War battlefield is featured in the 101st issue of Alabama Heritage, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011.
Pieces from David Williams’ collection of “Gone With the Wind” memorabilia are on display in the Pearce Foyer, Gorgas Library, until Aug. 5 at The University of Alabama. Williams will give a free public lecture about his collection at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in Gorgas Library, room 205. Sponsors are University Libraries and the Alabama Center for the Book.