The Founders and State Nullification and Secession
MAY 31 – 1 JUNE 1, 2013
Friday, May 31:
6:30 pm: Reception at Fendall Hall with the Introduction to the Abbeville Institute at 7:00 p.m., followed by a brief poetry reading by Thomas Pickett, Southern Lyrical Narrative Poet of Athens, Georgia, and Alan Harrelson’s introductory bluegrass banjo performance. Mr. Pickett holds a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of North Carolina, at Greensboro, under the leading Southern author, Fred Chappell. Mr. Harrelson is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Mississippi State University and a superb bluegrass banjo player. Mr. Harrelson has performed twice at the White House when George W. Bush was President. The Reception will continue until 10:00 p.m., if folks so desire.
Saturday, June 1:
The main meeting will take place on Saturday, 1 June at Lakepoint Resort State Park eight miles north of Eufaula.
Two talks by Dr. Brion McClanahan of Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phoenix City, Alabama, focusing on the political principles and the history of the Founders during the Revolutionary and Early Constitutional Periods of American history. Dr. McClanahan received his Ph. D. in history at the University of South Carolina under the eminent historian, Dr. Clyde Wilson. He is the author of a number of books in the Regnery Press “Politically Incorrect Series,” including two volumes on The Founding Fathers. He has co-authored the book: Forgotten Conservatives in American History, with Dr. Wilson.
Two talks by Dr. Donald Livingston, founder and President of the Abbeville Institute and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Livingston’s talks will be “The Constitution and State Nullification,” and “The Constitution and Secession.” Dr. Livingston is now the leading authority in the U. S. on Nullification and Secession as basic American political principles from the Founding to the present. He has edited the book Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century. Recently Dr. Livingston and Dr. Marshall DeRosa of Florida Atlantic University testified before the Freedom Caucus of the U. S. House of Representatives on the subject of Nullification.
A Round Table Discussion with active participation from the audience will follow the talks.
A full Dinner (Supper in Old Southern Speech) will be provided. The dinner talk will concern the leadership of Eufaula and Barbour County in the political arena in the area of Southern Rights, focusing on the city’s and county’s historic roles in Nullification and Secession. The talk will be by William Cawthon of Eufaula, who has an M.A. in history from the University of Georgia where he was active in The Culture of the South Association. Mr. Cawthon is a student of local and Southern history and a some time activist for the conservation of the history, heritage, and culture of the South.
Alan Harrelson’s bluegrass on the banjo at Lakepoint Resort State Park will close out the day.
Arrangements will be made for a limited look at Eufaula Friday afternoon pre reception for those arriving early.
Full time Students are welcome at half price.
A block of rooms is reserved at the Comfort Inn and Suites of Eufaula and at the Quality Inn of Eufaula. The Quality Inn is a very well maintained motel on the bluff overlooking Lake Eufaula in the oldest section of Eufaula. The seminar price at the Quality Inn is approximately $63 plus tax; at the Comfort Suites, $88 - $92 plus tax.
Lakepoint Resort does not hold rooms in block past 30 days prior to an event, but two days ago Lakepoint had c. 60 rooms for our dates still available. Lakepoint advises that rooms tend to start going about two weeks prior to an event, which in our case is 17 May 20013.
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The Abbeville Institute, Eufaula
P. O. Box 1028
Eufaula, Alabama 36072
IMPORTANT: To reserve your place at dinner at Lakepoint, we must have received your registration no later than Wednesday, 29 May 2013. We must notify Lakepoint of the number for dinner by 5:00 p.m. on the 29th. Please send a check with this registration form if registering by mail. If you register for Saturday but for some reason cannot attend the dinner, please let us know this if possible by the 29th.
Registration Information: (Please give your name(s) as you all wish them listed, including affiliation (if any), physical address, telephone number(s) and email address(es), if so desired. A list of registrants will be provided.
For more information or questions, please contact:
P.O. Box 1028, Eufaula, Alabama 36072