Episode 052 Jim Baggett, AHA President 2022 - 23


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AHA President, 2022-23, Jim Baggett is head of the Archives Department of the Birmingham Public Library. He discusses his plans for his term in office, including the Fall Pilgrimage in Mentone, the Annual Meeting in Prattville, and increasing AHA's visibility through enhanced social media presence. Jim also introduces a new initiative, the AHA Speakers Bureau. He appeared in Episode 47 as winner of the 2020 Milo Howard Award for his article in the July 2018 Alabama Review entitled "A Law-Abiding People: Alabama's 1901 Constitution and the Attempted Lynching of Jim Brown." (https://soundcloud.com/alabamahistory/aha-047) Jim mentions four items available on the internet, linked here: AHA Fall Newsletter: https://www.alabamahistory.net/newsletters Video: "Mentone: Where the Little River Runs," YouTube, https://youtu.be/1q3ZQ2WbacU Prattville meeting keynote speakers Cynthia Tucker and Frey Gaillard, The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance (New South Press, 2022), http://www.newsouthbooks.com/bkpgs/detailtitle.php?isbn_solid=158838456X AHA Speakers Bureau Webpage: https://www.alabamahistory.net/speakersbureau

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