Rachel Looney Corscadden’s battle with cancer has lasted for several years but she has remained strong. Her inspiring story is told in this video which Preston Sullivan and I produced for the American Cancer Society of the Shoals Gift of Hope Gala in December 2016.
The Mulligan Brothers perform “Cecilia” from their album, “The Mulligan Brothers” at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their name comes from a golfing term for a second chance. Band members include Ross Newell, Gram Rea, Ben Leininger and Greg DeLuca.
Photography is more than a hobby for Larry O. Gay. It’s a passion; the way he celebrates life. He works in a Birmingham, Alabama steel mill but in his spare time he hits the streets in search of interesting images. His lens captures the beauty in ordinary things that people pass by every day without noticing.
The Blackburn Institute is developing a network of leaders, the Blackburn Fellows, who have a clear understanding of the challenges that face the state of Alabama. The Institute provides the fellows opportunities to explore issues and identify strategic actions that will improve the quality of life for our state and nation. The Blackburn Institute is… Read more »
Joe Fiore – Model Railroad Collector
Joe Fiore’s Southern Keystone Railroad is one of the largest model railroad collections in the world. Other collections this large have been built by groups of collectors but all of the work here was done by Joe over a long period of time. He is a retired pharmacist from Birmingham, Alabama and his collection began… Read more »
Kerry Kennedy of Fire Horse Pottery
Her beautiful pottery reproduces the styles of medieval and renaissance times. Kerry Kennedy is an artist in residence at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Alabama and her studio operates under the name Fire Horse Pottery. Kerry and her husband participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating… Read more »
The “Preserving Justice” Documentary
In 1963, African-Americans in Birmingham, Alabama protested discrimination with daily demonstrations in public facilities and sit-ins at lunch counters. According to historian James Patterson, “More than any event to that time, it forced Americans to sit up and take notice.” In the weeks that followed, there were more than 750 demonstrations in cities across the… Read more »
Cecil Williams – The Peanut Man
Cecil Williams operated A-1 Sharpening Service in Tuscaloosa for many years before he decided to give some roasted peanuts to his customers as a gift. Folks liked the nuts so much they asked if they could buy some more. That led to Cecil’s second business, The Nut Shop.
Frye Gaillard – Alabama Author
Author and former Charlotte Observer Southern editor Frye Gaillard won the University of Alabama’s 2012 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing and this video was prepared to be shown at the awards banquet on March 1, 2012. Gaillard was born in Mobile and received a degree from Vanderbilt University before beginning work for various publications,… Read more »
Dolph Tillotson – UA Communication Hall of Fame
Video produced by the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences to honor Dolph Tillotson as he was inducted into the Communication Hall of Fame, class of 2012. Dolph Tillotson, born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, got his long journalism career off to a remarkable start at Northington Elementary and Eastwood Junior High… Read more »