The Civil War in South Central and Southeastern Alabama" at Landmark Park’s Heritage ForumsMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 07 2014 4:44 PM
(DOTHAN--) Landmark Park’s annual “Heritage Forums,” a series of guest speakers offering programs on state and local history, begins on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. with “THE CIVIL WAR IN SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN ALABAMA,” presented by Tommy Brown.
Brown is a doctoral student in history at Auburn University. He will discuss the civil war years in south-central and southeastern Alabama. His message will assert that the confederate and pro-slavery sentiment was strong in the region.
He will examine the soldiers, the home front, and the consequences of Confederate policies such as conscription, the exemption laws, and the “twenty negro law.” He will also explore how Alabama’s government tried to relieve the region’s economic problems and provide for the impoverished families of Confederate Soldiers.
Programs take place each Sunday in July at 3 p.m. in the Interpretive Center Auditorium at Landmark Park. Programs are free with paid admission to the park ($4 for adults, $3 for children, free for members and children 2 and under). Other topics in the series include on July 20, “PLEASE PASS THE FOLKLORE: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN AND AROUND THE DINNER TABLE” and on July 27, “EMIGRATION TO LIBERIA FROM THE CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY.”
Landmark Park, home of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Al. For more information contact the park at 334-794-3452 or landmarkpark.com