The Role of Convict Labor in Birmingham Industry

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Join Ty Malugari for a story on the convict leasing system in Alabama (effectively the last state to outlaw this injust system in 1928) and how state laws enacted by Alabama politicians were placed to justify their use of convict labor, comparable to the institution of slavery. This event is...

Project Say Something

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Camille Bennett, founder and director of Project Say Something, alongside Cristin Britten, and Brian Murphy, will be speaking about the organization's mission to 'confront racial injustice through black history by using non-violent communication, education, and community empowerment to reconcile the past with the present'. This event is free and open...

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Bring your lunch and join the conversation! Lecture begins at 12:15 pm.  Co-sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Mapping Alabama

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Talk by David Robb

The Role of Social and Service Organizations in African American History and Life

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Join Earnestine Green McNealeya, a researcher and author who specializes in the history of African-American women’s groups, for a presentation examining the genesis of these groups and their initiatives that have improved their lives and communities.

Diversity Symposium & Luncheon

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Join the Auburn University Community and Civic Engagement Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) for this one-day symposium as a presenter or audience member.  Presentations will be highlighted by keynote speaker and prominent civil rights activist\, Dr. Bernard Lafayette. As part of the CLA Diversity Initiative\, faculty\, undergraduate...

Immigration Discussion

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Community members are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion on immigration. Immigration is an issue that affects nearly every American in some way\, and public discussion is often divisive and unproductive. This event is an opportunity for community members to discuss how the issue affects them personally and determine...

13th Film Screening

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Join the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities for a screening of this powerful documentary from Ava DuVernay\, Director of <em>Selma.  <a href=\'http://www.avaduvernay.com/#/13th/\' target=\'_blank\' rel=\'noopener\'>13th</a></em> takes a critical look at the connections between slavery\, the 13th Amendment\, and mass incarceration within our modern prison industrial complex.

Fifty Years Later: 1968-2018 Race and Faith in the US

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts &amp; Humanities

Join Sarah Collins-Rudolph\, the survivor of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and sister of Addie Mae Collins\, one of the four little girls killed in the bombing\, for a reflective talk. “The Beloved Community” is a term the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King\, Jr.\, popularized when he addressed Civil...

American Creed Film Screening & Discussion

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts &amp; Humanities

The public is invited to a screening and discussion of <em>American Creed</em>\, a co-production of Citizen Film and WTTW Chicago.  In the documentary film <em>American Creed</em>\, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of...

Screening and Discussion of AMERICAN CREED

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts &amp; Humanities

In the documentary film <em>American Creed</em>\, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different backgrounds and points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. How\, ask Rice and Kennedy\, have American ideals of freedom\, fairness\, equality\, and opportunity...

Glen David Andrews

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts &amp; Humanities

Jazz musician Glen David Andrews of New Orleans will perform a free public concert hosted by the East Alabama Food Bank and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts. The Music on the Hill event is free and open to the public\, but seating is limited and registration is...