Writing from the Grassroots: Black History in Alabama

- Rudder, Justin
Alabama's Black historians — whether ministers, educators, sociologists, poets, or playwrights — tend to document the history they participate in creating. This presentation will address how Black citizens have written narratives of empowerment within their communities since the late 19th century, and how local Black historians continue to fulfill the roles of griots, or storytellers, in present times.

A computer and projection screen are requested for this presentation.