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A Commemoration of Alabama’s Constitutions

A Commemoration of Alabama's Constitutions

8:30 – 8:45 Registration 

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome 

Mr. Steve Murray, Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Director 

Welcome on behalf of the ADAH and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission (ABC) Mr. Armand DeKeyser, Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF), Executive Director 

Welcome on behalf of the AHF Chief Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court Welcome on behalf of the Alabama Supreme Court 

9:00 – 10:00 Session 1

-Alabama’s Constitutions in Broad Historical Context I -Introduction—Dr. Allen Mendenhall, Faulkner University, Blackstone and Burke Center 

Dr. William H. Stewart, University of Alabama/author of The Alabama State Constitution: A Reference Guide 

Dr. R. Volney Riser, University of West Alabama 

10:15 – 11:15 Session 2—Alabama’s Constitutions in Broad Historical Context II 

-Introduction and Remarks—Charles Campbell, Interim Dean, Jones School of Law 

Dr. Richard Bailey, historian and author 

Dr. Steven Brown, Auburn University 

11:15 – 11:45 Session 3—Introduction to ADAH State Constitutions Exhibit and Exhibit Tour 

Mr. Scotty Kirkland, ADAH, Exhibits, Publications, and Programs 

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Keynote Address (Box Lunch Provided LIMITED TO THE FIRST 80 TO RESERVE LUNCH TICKETS) Retired Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court 

1:10 – 2:05 Session 4—Special Topics I 

-Introduction and Remarks—Dr. Allen Mendenhall, Faulkner University, Blackstone and Burke Center 

Mr. Julian D. Butler, Huntsville attorney/ADAH Board/AHF Board 

2:15 – 3:25 Session 5—Special Topics II 

Dr. J. Mills Thornton, University of Michigan 

Prof. Susan Pace Hamill, University of Alabama 

3:35 – 4:30 Session 6—Special Topics III 

-Introduction—Justice Tommy Bryan, Alabama Supreme Court 

Prof. Michael DeBoer, Faulkner University 

Mr. Timothy A. Lewis, Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library, Director 

4:30 – 5:00 Session 7—Additional Exhibit Tour Time 

Alabama Department of Archives and History 

624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36130 

Limited parking is available in the Archives’ Adams Avenue parking lot. Please do not park in spaces marked “volunteer” or “visitor” during normal business hours. Street parking is available near the Archives. 

The Alabama State Bar has approved this event for 6.5 hours of CLE credit

  • Free Admission
    October 30, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm