Podcast by Alabama Historical Association
Episode 047: Jim Baggett, winner of 2020 Milo Howard Award
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 Review in the previous two years.
Episode 046: Mike Bunn talks Blakeley Park and Fourteenth Colony
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.
Episode 045: Genealogists: Going Beyond Kin with Drs. Donna Baker and Shari Williams
"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 Future of Alabama History" podcasts, see episodes 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, and 43.
Episode 044: Ben Severance, AHA President 2021-22, June 2021.
AHA President, 2021-22, Dr. Ben Severance, is a professor of history at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). He discusses his plans for his term as AHA president as well as his own research into US Civil War era Alabama and Tennessee.
Episode 043: B.Hilyer, S. Davis, R. Bailey, S. Kirkland On Charles Oscar Haris
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. This is part of the Alabama Historical Association Facebook Live series, "2020 & the Future of Alabama History. Recorded on November 17, 2020.
Episode 042: 2021 National Historic Marker Day w/ E. Blejwas, A. Covin, & S. Kirkland
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.