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AU to co-sponsor symposium on early 19th century Alabama at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Jan. 26

AUBURN – Auburn University will co-sponsor the symposium, “Cultural Crossroads: A New Country, ” about Alabama in the years 1800 to 1830, on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Speakers will include historian and author Leah Rawls Atkins on early settlement patterns; AU professor of history Kathryn Holland Braund on the shift from Native American to white European sovereignty; chair of the Jacksonville State University history department Harvey H. Jackson III on the rough and tumble life of the frontier; and director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History Ed Bridges on the visit of French general LaFayette to Alabama.

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