Alabama's rich cultural heritage is a direct development of its geology, geography and its varied history. From its first Native American inhabitants and explorers through the early pioneers and settlers and the plantation economy of the nineteenth century, the Black Belt has incorporated details from all of these cultural influences - Native American, British, French, Caribbean, and African. While the heritage of the plantation economy led directly to today's problems of poverty and unemployment, it also left Alabama's Black Belt with a rich, cultural heritage.
This workshop is hosted by Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center. The Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-sponsors this project. "Pride of Place" will look at today's cultural heritage through a series of exciting and informational programs and lectures, all tied to the rich Black Belt soil.
5 hours of professional continuing education credit will be awarded.
Start Date:upon registration
Registration Closes On
February 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM