Library’s lunch series continues with bicentennial speaker

Published 5:24 pm Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Selma and Dallas County Public Library will host the second event of its Lunch at the Library series for the fall season.

On Oct.4 at noon, author Herbert James Lewis will present his Bicentennial book, “Alabama Founders: Fourteen Political and Military Leaders Who Shaped the State”. 

“This selection is by no means a complete list of the great men of our state,” Becky Nichols, executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Library, said in a release.  “James has concentrated on those who opened our state for settlement, secured her statehood and laid the foundation for development.” 

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Lewis, a retiree of the U.S. Department of Justice, currently serves on the board of directors of the Alabama Historical Association.

He is also the author of “Clearing the Thickets: A History of Antebellum Alabama and Lost Capitals of Alabama”.

In addition to those titles, he has also published articles in the Alabama Review and Alabama Heritage.

The lunch portion will begin at noon and the program will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch is $8 per person.

For more information, call (334) 874-1725 or visit