Heritage Forum: A Star on Field and Film: Johnny Mack Brown

Guest speakers will present programs on state and local history. Heritage Forums take place on Sundays in July starting July 8. 3 p.m., Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Refreshments served after each presentation. Heritage Forums are official AL200 Bicentennial events.

Johnny Mack Brown excelled on the football field while growing up in Dothan, Alabama in the 1920s. In college, he was  as a running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide and lead them to their first national title in the storied Rose Bowl. His good  looks, and a bit of luck, gave him a chance to become a Hollywood cowboy movie star preforming in over 100 movies.

Presented by Ken Gaddy, the Director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum on the University of Alabama campus.  A native of Thomasville, Alabama and a graduate of the University of South Alabama, he served as Curator of the Alabama Museum of Natural History for four years. He joined the staff of the Paul W. Bryant Museum in 1991, later becoming Director. Gaddy also serves on the boards of the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society, Easter Seals West Alabama, Easter Seals Alabama and the Alabama Museums Association

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08 Jul

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 3 p.m.
Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for kids, FREE for park members
Categories: Adult Programs, Family Programs