Black Belt cafe to launch with haunting tales

LIVINGSTON — The Black Belt Museum of the Division of Educational Outreach at the University of West Alabama is launching the Black Belt Cafe, a series of informal lectures and roundtable discussion focusing on the history and culture of the Black Belt region.

Each Black Belt Cafe will consist of a short talk followed by questions and discussion. Black Belt Cafe will provide a forum for the Livingston and UWA community to interact and share ideas about the region’s local heritage. These café events create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone can participate in lively, open discussion.

The Black Belt Cafe’s first meeting will feature “Ghosts of the Black Belt,” by Dr. Alan Brown on October 17 at 5 p.m. in Land Hall on the UWA campus. Everyone is encouraged to share his or her own ghost stories.

For more information, contact Lauren VanZandt at