The Alabama Humanities Alliance bestows its highest honor on Alabamians who have made our state and world a smarter, kinder, and more vibrant place to live. All through the humanities.
October 23, 2023
The Grand Bohemian
2655 Lane Park Road | Birmingham, AL 35223
11:30 a.m. | luncheon
noon | main program
3 p.m. | Wallace House tour*
• conversation with our Fellows: David Mathews and Imani Perry
• video tribute to our 2023 Alabama Humanities Fellows
• introduction to AHA’s Healing History initiative
• preview of AHA’s 50th anniversary in 2024
• award presentations + audience Q&A
• book signing opportunity
Following the Alabama Colloquium, we’re offering a limited-capacity listening tour of Wallace House, run by our partners at Klein Arts & Culture. Built in 1841, the Wallace House was once part of a 5,000-acre cotton plantation, which was worked by nearly 100 enslaved people. Today, descendants of the home’s White landowners and enslaved Black population work together to examine their shared history and create a space for mutual understanding and reconciliation.