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Date:
January 29, 2019
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:
Cooper Library Meeting Room
Address:
200 South 6th Street
Opelika, AL 36801
Cost:
Free
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Tuesdays at Two: Frances Robb

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Frances Robb: “Talking About Tallulah” Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), Alabama’s most celebrated actor, was a talented performer, Jazz Age celebrity and a determined champion of racial equality. This presentation has three parts. The first presents Bankhead’s most notable achievements. The second describes Bankhead’s personal life, including her noted Alabama political family, her difficult upbringing, success on the English stage, early appearances in film and stage, and her emergence as a talented actress. The third documents Bankhead’s work for racial tolerance and equality, including her encouragement of black sports figures and musicians, her showcasing of black entertainers on The Big Show , and her forthright views that talent has no color bar and that racial equality was long overdue.