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Date Presented

2013 ArchiTreats

Bill Finch Longleaf Pine: The Tree That Made Alabama ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Bill Finch discusses the role the Longleaf Pine plays in Alabama history. 5/16/13
Keith Herbert Streight’s Raid and The Making of a Confederate Heroine  ArchiTreats: Food for Thought

Keith S. Hebert discusses Union Colonel Abel Streight’s 1863 raid thru north Alabama, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s pursuit of his forces, and 16-year-old Emma Sansom’s timely intervention.

4/18/13
Fred Gray The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1963: Reflections by Fred D. Gray ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Fred Gray discusses his work with the Civil Rights Movement. 2/28/13
Dan Carter "Segregation Forever": The Speech that Launched George Wallace's National Career ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Dan Carter discusses George Wallace's 1963 Inaugural Address. 1/17/13

2012 ArchiTreats

 

Ben Severance Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ben Severance discusses his book of more than 230 rare photographs of Alabamians during the Civil War. 12/20/12
Kevin Nutt ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Kevin Nutt discusses his work archiving Alabama Folk Life. 11/15/12

 

Andrew Dunar ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Andrew Dunar discusses the development of the space industry in Huntsville.10/18/12

 

Jun Ebersol
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Jun Ebersol discusses Ice Age animals that once lived in Alabama.
09/20/12
Harvey H. Jackson
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Harvey H. Jackson discusses the development of Alabama's Gulf coast.
08/16/12
Jim Parker
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Jim Parker discusses the War of 1812 in Alabama after the battle of Horseshoe Bend.
07/19/12
Ross Sloan
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ross Sloan discusses the history of license plates in Alabama.
06/21/12
John Hall
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought John Hall discusses William Bartram's travels through the South.
05/17/12
Nancy Rohr
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Nancy M. Rohr presents excerpts from the Civil War diary she transcribed, edited, and published in 2005.
04/19/12
Rheta Grimsley Johnson
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Rheta Grimsley Johnson  shares stories from her recently released book.
03/15/12
Gwen Patton
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought: Montgomery historian and archivist Gwen Patton shares her experiences with excerpts from her essay in Hands on the Freedom Plow.
02/17/12
Glenn Eskew
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought: Glenn T. Eskew discusses pivotal events in Alabama

 

01/19/11

 

2011 ArchiTreats

 

33rd Alabama Campfire Players
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought The importance of music “in the field” is emphasized by the 33rd Alabama Campfire Players
12/15/11
Edwin C. Bridges Becoming Alabama
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ed Bridges discusses historical events that shaped Alabama
11/17/11
Doug Seroff
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Doug Seroff discusses the "Alabama Sound," with a performance by the Four Eagles Gospel Quartet 
10/20/11
Kathryn Braund
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Kathryn Braund examines the history of Tecumseh at Tuckabatchee and sifts facts from fiction 
09/15/11
Jim Peppler Race Relations in Alabama, 1965-1968: A Photojournalist's Perspective ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Jim Peppler discusses Race Relations in Alabama, 1965-1968: A Photojournalist's Perspective. 08/18/11
Kern Jackoson

Mobile Brass Band Traditions & Mardi Gras

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Kern Jackson discusses the Mobile Brass Band traditions with a performance by the Bay City Brass Band. 06/16/11
Mills Thornton

The Freedom Riders Come to Alabama

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought J. Mills Thornton discusses the Freedom Riders coming to Alabama. 05/19/11
Nancy Anderson To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Nancy Anderson discusses To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths. 04/21/11
Michael Flnnery Civil War Pharmacy
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought
Michael Flannery discusses Civil War Pharmacy.
03/17/11

 

 

Jett Williams

 

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Jett Williams discusses the father she never met.
02/17/11

 

Bob Bradley
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Bob Bradley discusses events transpiring between Alabama's secession and the firing on Fort Sumter.
01/20/11

 

2010 ArchiTreats

 

Greg Waselkov
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Greg Waselkov discusses events leading up to the Creek War of 1813.
12/16/10

 

 

Howard Robinson We Must Do It Ourselves: The Rationale for Black Business Development in Montogmery, 1900-1925
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Howard Robinson disucsses Black Business Development in Montgomery.

 

11/18/10

 

 

 

Vernon James Knight

 

The Search for Mabila
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Vernon James Knight discusses the search for Mabila.

 

10/21/10

 

 

Glenn Browder Stealth Reconstruction: The Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought A panel discussion on Stealth Reconstruction featuring Glen Browder.
10/14/10

 

 

Gene Dattel Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Gene Dattel discusses cotton's role in the the history of Alabama, the United States, and the world.
09/23/10

 

 

Ed Williams All the News That's Fit We Print: Community Journalism in Alabama
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ed Williams discusses small town newspapers in Alabama.
09/16/10

 

 

Mills Thornton

Alabama's Presidential Reconstruction Legislature

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Mills Thornton disucsses Alabama's Presidential Reconstruction Legislature
08/26/10

 

 

Karen I. Henricks

The Impact of New Deal Money on "Small Town" Alabama

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Karen I. Henricks disucsses the impact of New Deal Money on "Small Town" Alabama.
08/19/10

 

 

Cook The Magic of Marble: Sylacauga's Landmark
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ruth Beaumont Cook discusses Sylacauga's marble.
07/15/10

 

 

Spanos
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Mary Spanos discusses the history of Southeastern Indian textiles.
06/17/10

 

 

Riser

Montgomery's U.S. District Court: A History

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought R. Volney Riser discusses the history of Montgomery's U.S. District Court.
05/20/10

 

 

Walther
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Eric Walther discusses William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War.
04/15/10

 

 

Billy Singleton
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Billy Singleton discusses the Wrght Brothers Flight School.

03/18/10

 

 

Joe Reed
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Joe Reed discusses the Alabama State University Student Sit-In Protests of 1960.
02/18/10

 

 

George Shorter

Old St. Stephens: Where Alabama Began

 

 

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought George Shorter discusses archaeology at Old St. Stephens.

01/21/10

 

 

 

2009 ArchiTreats: The Year of Alabama

 


Wayne Flynt
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Wayne Flynt discusses his life in Alabama history.
12/17/09
Harvey Jackson
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Harvey Jackson discusses Alabama in the late 20th century.
11/19/09
Odessa Woolfolk
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Odessa Woolfolk discusses the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.
10/15/09
Leah Rawls Atkins
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Leah Rawls Atkins discusses the industrialization of Alabama in the 30's and 40's.
09/17/09
Samuel L. Webb

The New South: A Political View

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Samuel L. Webb discusses the politics in The New South.
08/20/09
Kathryn Tucker Windham
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Kathryn Tucker Windham discusses her newest book, and takes us back to rural Thomasville, Alabama, where the author grew up.
08/06/09
Marlene Rikard

 

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Marlene Rikard discusses the social and economic changes in Alabama, 1874-1929.

07/18/09
Glenn Browder
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Glen Browder examines how race effects politics in the south, both past and present.
07/09/09
Richard Bailey
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Richard Bailey discusses Reconstruction in Alabama.
06/18/09
Bob Bradley
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Bob Bradley discusses the history of the Civil War in Alabama.
05/21/09
Mills Thorton
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Mills Thornton discussed life in Alabama before the Civil War.
04/16/09
Kathryn Braund
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Kathryn Braund examines the history of the Creek Indians in Alabama.
03/19/09
Craig Sheldon
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Craig Sheldon discusses the first people to live in the land of Alabama dating back 12,000 years.
02/19/09
John Hall
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought John Hall details the physical geography and geology of Alabama.
01/15/09

 

2008 ArchiTreats

 


James Hanson

 

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought James Hansen explores championship golf courses in Alabama.
05/15/08
Ben H. Severance
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Ben Severance details Alabama soldiers' role in what historians consider Lee's military masterpiece, the Battle of Chancellorsville.
07/17/08

 

Val L. McGee
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought Author Val McGee discusses Selma: A Novel of the Civil War.
09/25/08

 

 

Children's Activities

 


Alabama Flag

 

Instructional video on how to make a small version of the Alabama State Flag, a featured activity in the Hands-on Gallery.
05/01/09

Papel Picados

 

Instructional video on how to make Papel Picados, a featured activity in the Hands-on Gallery.
05/01/09
Aeroflyer

 

Instructional video on how to fold Archives Aeroflyer from the Hands-on Gallery.
03/02/09
Glider
Instructional video on how to fold Stealth Glider from the Hands-on Gallery.
03/02/09

 

Special Programs

 


Bob Riley - State of the State

State of the State Address for high school seniors with Governor Bob Riley.

02/02/09

 

Book Talks

 

Alan and Karen Jabbour Decoration Day and the Shaping of Rural Southern Cemeteries Decoration Day is a southern cemetery custom. In this talk, the Jabbours share and reflect on some of the varied and fascinating features of rural cemeteries. 4/30/13
Deborah Martinson Virginia Durr and Lillian Hellman, Two Uncompromising Women and Their Alabama Families Deborah Martinson, author of the biography Lillian Hellman: A Life With Foxes and Scoundrels and an upcoming book on Virginia Durr, discusses the intertwined lives of these two noted Southern women with similar political views and independent personalities. 4/19/13
Mike Hubbard Storming the State House Ala. House Speaker Mike Hubbard discusses his book Storming the State House. 06/14/12
Christian McWhirter The National Anthem of Secession: Dixie, Alabama, and the Confederacy Christian McWhirter discusses his book the National Anthem of Secession: Dixie, Alabama, and the Confederacy. 04/20/12
George Wallace Jr. George Wallace, The Man You Never Knew By The Man Who Knew Him Best
George Wallace Jr. takes a close look at his family and what it was like inside his home with a storm raging outside.
02/23/12
Edward Patillo Carolina Planters on the Alabama Frontier: The Spencer-Robeson-McKenzie Family Papers
Edward Pattillo chronicles an American family from the mid-eighteenth century through Reconstruction
12/08/11
Wayne Flynt Keeping the Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
Wayne Flynt tells the story of his life and his battles, sometimes against an indifferent or hostile hierarchy.
10/13/11
Mark HerseyAileen Hnderson My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver
Mark D. Hersey reveals the life and work of this fascinating man
10/06/11
Aileen Hnderson Eugene Allen Smith's Alabama: How a Geologist Shaped the State Aileen Henderson discusses Eugene Allen Smith and his roll in the Alabama History 09/01/11
Daniel Patterson John James Audubon-- the Forgotten Manuscripts Daniel Patterson discusses the forgotten manuscripts of John James Audubon. 07/28/11
Joe Caver The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History Joe Caver and Dan Haulman discuss their book The Tuskegee Airmen:An Illustrated History. 07/14/11
Allan Tullos Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie Dr. Allan Tullos discusses his book Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie 06/02/2011
William C. Davis A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy William C. Davis discusses his book A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy 05/05/2011
Val L. McGee Wings of Denial: The Alabama Air National Guard's Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs Warren Trest and fmr. Gov. John Patterson discuss the Alabama Air National Guard's covert Role at the Bay of Pigs. 04/19/2011
Dr. Ethel Hall My Journey: A Memoir of the First African American to Preside over the Alabama Board of Education Dr. Ethel Hall discusses her book My Journey: A Memoir of the First African American to Preside over the Alabama Board of Education 01/27/11

 

Exhibit Media

 

The Story Begins in the Land Short The Story Begins in the Land 6-minute video shown in “The Land of Alabama” exhibit.  
The Story Begins in the Land Long The Story Begins in the Land 11-minute extended version also contains animations of continental drift .  
 

 

 

http://www.archives.alabama.gov/video/

Updated: February 5, 2014