Date(s) – 03/09/2015
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alabama School of Math and Science
“Yoked Together Like It or Not, Alabama’s Conflicted Future”
Come see Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University, provide a broad look at the state’s future demography, labor force, economy, education, and the necessity to find pathways that we do not now possess.
Also featuring the poetry of Mobile’s own Alex “Huggy Bear” Lofton!
Dr. Flynt is the author of eleven books, and one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion. He has also published his memoir Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives in which he writes about his experiences in the Civil Rights movement. The September 15, 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church was key in shaping Flynt’s views on the movement, confirming for him that those against civil rights were wrong and those who supported the movement were right. Flynt notes that being seventy allowed him some freedom in writing.
Alex “Huggy Bear” Lofton is one of the top spoken word artists in the US. His poem, “BAMA,” is featured in Mobile in Black and White.