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Independent scholar Dr. Melissa F. Young (University of Alabama, 2020)discusses her dissertation, "Magic City Jews: Integration and Public Memory, 1871-1911," for which she won the Alabama Historical Association's inaugural Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins Dissertation Award in 2022. Dr. Young also discusses her current project, the Beth-El Civil Rights Expe…
 
J. Mills Thornton, III, discusses his article "The Big Interest Cases" in the Alabama Review, v. 73, no. 3, July 2020. The Alabama Legislature's involvement with these cases exposed and lengthened the political divide between Alabama's elites and anti-elites.Originally interviewed and recorded by Alabama Review editor Matthew Downs on Facebook in J…
 
Jim Baggett, Director of the archives at the Birmingham (AL) Public Library, discusses his 2020 Alabama Historical Association Milo B. Howard Award winning article, “’A Law Abiding People’: Alabama’s 1901 Constitution and the Attempted Lynching of Jim Brown” published in July 2018. The Howard Award goes to the best article published in The Alabama …
 
Mike Bunn, author and executive director of Blakeley State Park near Spanish Fort, AL, talks about hosting the 2021 Alabama Historical Association Fall Pilgrimage, the charms of Blakeley State Park, and his new book, _Fourteenth Colony: The Forgotten History of the Gulf South during America's Revolutionary Era_ published by New South Books in 2021.…
 
"Genealogists: Going Beyond Kin" is the final installment of the Alabama Historical Association's "2020 & the Future of Alabama History" FBLive series. Drs. Donna Baker and Shari Williams discuss African-American genealogy and the Beyond Kin Project (https://beyondkin.org). Originally recorded via FB Live on December 2, 2020. For more "2020 and the…
 
Charles Oscar Harris was a long-time Alabama legislator and community leader during and after Reconstruction. Through genealogical research, his Black and White descendants discovered each other. With Dr. Richard Bailey, they discuss Harris's historical importance, and with Scotty Kirkland they discuss the process of securing a historical marker. T…
 
Emily Blewjas (Alabama Folklife Association) and Dr. Alex Covin (Alabama Women's Suffrage Centennial Committee) discuss two William G. Pomeroy Foundation funded marker programs. Scotty Kirkland (Alabama Historical Association Marker Committee) discusses the AHA's historical marker program that's operated since the 1950s.…
 
Dr. Christine Sears (UAH History), Drew Adan (UAH Archives), Vaughn Bocchino (independent scholar), and Scotty Kirkland (chair of the Alabama Historical Association Marker Committee)talk about documenting, placing a historical marker, and involving the community in programs concerning the Avalon Plantation and its cemetery, the site of the Universi…
 
Dr. Richard Bailey discusses the place of Black History in the history of the state, the future of Alabama History in light of COVID and BLM in 2020, and profiles of some people from his book, _They, Too, Call Alabama Home_ (https://alabamablackhistory.com/they-too-call-alabama-home-african-american-profiles-1800-1999/). Recorded October 6, 2020.…
 
Howard Robinson of Alabama State University Archives, Robin Brown of Cobb Memorial Archives, and Marty Olliff of the Wiregrass Archives discuss their collections as part of the Alabama Historical Association's series, 2020 & the Future of Alabama History. Recorded on FB Live, September 9, 2020.By Alabama Historical Association
 
Calvin Chappelle, site director of Alabama's Confederate Memorial Park (operated by the Alabama Historical Commission), discusses interpretation at the park in 2020 and beyond. This Alabama Historical Association FB Live presentation occurred on August 19, 2020, as part of the AHA's series, 2020 and the Future of Alabama History. See more about the…
 
Dr. David Alsobrook discusses his new book, "Presidential Archivist, A Memoir." A graduate of Auburn University, Alsobrook served at the National Archives, the Carter Materials Project, and as director of both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton Presidential Libraries. Mercer University is the publisher.…
 
In lieu of its 2020 convention, the AHA has hosted panel discussions on Facebook about "2020 & the Future of Alabama History." This panel of Steve Murray (director of ADAH), Dr. Tara White (Public History in Selma), and Dr. Derryn Moten (dept. chair, ASU) was recorded on July 15, 2020. They discuss how institutions concerned with Alabama history ca…
 
Alabama Heritage Magazine won the 2018 Digital History Award (Large Project) from the Alabama Historical Association. Digital media editor Rebecca Minder talks about the award and the project that secured it for Alabama Heritage. The podcast featured an interview with Rebecca concerning Alabama Heritage's 30th anniversary, November 2016, Episode 20…
 
AHA President Valerie Burnes (2018-19) talks about the Association’s plans for its Fall Pilgrimage in Camden, its annual meeting in Tuscaloosa, and for attracting younger members. Dr. Burnes also discusses her book Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2015.…
 
Author, illustrator, and graphic designer Laura Murray talks about her coloring book, _Amazing Alabama_, published in 2017 by New South Books. More information is available about Laura, _Amazing Alabama_, and her other projects at her website, https://www.lauramurraycreative.com/.By Alabama Historical Association
 
Dr. Chris Haveman, native of Bellingham, WA, now teaching at UWA, discusses his book Rivers of Sand: Creek Indian Emigration, Relocation, and Ethnic Cleansing in the American South, published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2016. Chris won the 2017 AHA James F. Sulzby Award for best book on Alabama history published in the previous two years…
 
Author, historian, and local history entrepreneur Dale Cox talks about how the Creek War of 1814 elided into the First Seminole War, making southeast Alabama a difficult frontier even after the Treaty of Fort Jackson. He also discusses his public programming website (http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com) and online television project (http://www.t…
 
Full Episode: Frances Robb, a leading expert in the history of photography, discusses her 2016 book _Shot in Alabama: A History of Photography, 1839-1941, and a List of Photographers_, as well as her long history with photographic history in the state. (mentions Episode 004, Andrew Nelson, Shackleford Photographs Curator, 2013).…
 
Dr. Matthew Downs discusses his book, _Transforming the South: Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960_, Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2014, that won the 2015 AHA James F. Sulzby Award for best book on state history published in the previous two years.By Alabama Historical Association
 
Dr. Charles Roberts discusses his article "New Deal Community-Building in the South: The Subsistence Homesteads around Birmingham, Alabama," in _The Alabama Review_ 66, no. 2 (April 2013): 83-121. Charles was a co-winner of the Alabama Historical Association's 2014 Milo B. Howard Award.By Alabama Historical Association
 
Dr. Kristopher Teeters discusses his article, "Albert Burton Moore and Alabama's Centennial Commemoration of the Civil War: The Rhetoric of Race, Romance, and Reunion," in _The Alabama Review_ 66, no. 2 (April 2013): 122-152. Kris was a co-winner of the Alabama Historical Association's 2014 Milo Howard Award.…
 
Dr. Jim Day discusses his book, _Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama's Cahaba Coal Fields_, published by University of Alabama Press in 2013. Day won the Alabama Historical Association's 2014 Clinton Jackson Coley Award for best local history published in the previous two years.By Alabama Historical Association
 
Gayle Thomas, 2013-2014 Alabama Historical Association President, discusses the AHA's activities in the coming year: the fall pilgrimage to Horseshoe Bend and the annual meeting in April 2014 in Scottsboro. She also discusses Henry County Historical Group activities and her Historic Marker survey project.…
 
Dr. Andrew Nelson discusses the traveling exhibit he curated of photographs made by the Shackleford Family of Fayette County, AL, between 1900 and 1935. The Shacklefords were an African American rural family who ran a photography business, among other things. The photograph collection is at the Birmingham Public Library. (mentioned in Episode 022, …
 
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