Brundidge library celebrates Alabama bicentennial March 16

Published 10:18 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge will celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with “Pulitzers and Politics: The Legacies of Harper Lee and George Wallace” and “The History of Alabama Music” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the We Piddle Around Theater.

Tickets for the Alabama Bicentennial event are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the city’s library. Ham and biscuits, cracklin’ bead and sweet tea will be appropriate appetizers for a night of stories and songs.

Theresa Trawick, library director, said “Pulitzers and Politics” will be presented by Dr. Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University.

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“Dr. Flynt has written 13 books that focus largely on the historical, economic and social fabric of Alabama,” Trawick said. “His books, ‘Poor But Proud: Alabama’s Poor Whites’ and ‘A History of a Deep South State’ were both nominated for Pulitzer Prizes.”

Trawick said Flynt has also written a book, “Mocking Bird Songs,” about his friendship with Harper Lee.

“Dr. Flynt is very knowledgeable about Alabama’s history and those who were an influential part of it,” she said. “He has a book about Alabama’s bicentennial history and, it’s possible that he will have some of those books, and his other books, available for sale at our event.”

Prior to Flynt’s presentation, Lenny Trawick and Amada Trawick will present “History of Alabama Music.” The father/daughter duo will talk about Alabama’s rich musical heritage and perform some of the state’s most memorable songs.

“Amanda and I will be covering music from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present,” Trawick said. “We will perform songs from Alabama performers and songwriters that will include jazz, blues, country, popular music, gospel and bluegrass. But, it’s impossible to cover all of Alabama music because there are so many talented individuals. We hope this will give the audience a new appreciation for the rich musical heritage in Alabama.”

For more information about the library’s Alabama Bicentennial event, call 334-735-2145 or visit “Tupper” on South Main Street in Brundidge.