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The Road Scholars Speakers Bureau provides public presentations and lectures on a variety of humanities topics. Designed to educate and entertain, the programs are presented by Alabama’s most enlightening university and independent scholars.

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African Americans

Alabama History

American Literature


Asian Studies

Culture & Folklore



Film studies



Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags, Pieced into Quilt History

Alabama’s Own Nat King Cole

Antique Alabama Furniture

At Home Between Earth and Sky: Voices from Chandler Mountain

Breakfast of Champions: A History of America’s Morning Meal

Christianity, Pacifism and Principles of Justice in Warfare

Extremists for the Cause of Justice: Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Famous Lost Words: Recording and Preserving Oral History

Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters—Alabama’s First Pop Musicians

From Tuscumbia to Broadway: The Evolution of the Miracle Worker

Furniture For Food

How Was that Made in the Cabinetmaking Trade? The Story of Noah Wood

Luck, Wealth, Longevity and Happiness: Symbolism in Chinese Art

Mark Twain’s Private War with God

Mother’s Day 1961: The Freedom Rides in Alabama

Music of the Mines, Mills and Railroads of the Birmingham District

Noah Webster, America’s Forgotten Founding Father: More Than the Dictionary

Olympia Brown: Preacher and Suffragist

Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians: A Persistent Frontier Myth in Alabama and Beyond

Putting Down New Roots: An Immigrant Family’s Journey

Reconstruction in Alabama

The Remarkable Life of Dr. John Allan Wyeth

Rock in a Weary Land: The Black Church in 19th-Century Alabama

Sloss Furnaces: The Industrial Evolution of Birmingham’s Iron Plantation

Spare Time, Leisure and Recreation in Alabama, 1890-1950

Talking about Tallulah

Thank you, Mr. Rosenwald: A Chapter from the History of Alabama Education and African-American Education in the South

The Americanization of Buddhism—Freedom of Thought, Openness to Discovery

The Art of War: Posters, Photographs and Postcards of World War I

The Cultural Evolution of Alabama

The Great Depression in Alabama Photographs

The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama in World War I

The Hernando de Soto Expedition: Exploration and Tragedy in 16th-Century Alabama and the Southeast

The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch

The Role of Convict Labor in the Industrial Development of Birmingham

The Way of Tea: Zen Art and Aesthetics

Through the Back Door: The Music That Bridged the Bayou

To Treat and to Train: Tuskegee’s John A. Andrew Clinic

Will Rogers: An American Original—Stand-up Comic and Political Commentator

Writing a Local, Personal or Family History

Judaic Studies




Oral history


Religious Studies

Rights Struggles

Theatre history

War history

Women's studies