Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brown Bag Lunch—Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

Photo of Choctaw girls
Choctaw girls in 1868, Smithsonian Institution

Join us as Jackie Matte discusses the Indigenous People of Alabama. Matte grew up in Washington County, Alabama, near Old St. Stephens. She is an independent scholar, with master's degrees in history and in secondary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and in the Mountain Brook School System, and in 1991 she received a Teacher-Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for one year of independent study. The research she did that year on Southeastern Indians was published in Social Education, the professional journal of the National Council for Social Studies. She has also written They Say the Wind is Red: the Alabama Choctaw Lost in their Own Land. Wednesday, November 17, noon.

Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 4th floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.

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