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UA College of Engineering Celebrates 175 Years

This is a promotional video I produced for the UA College of Engineering. During the 2012-13 academic year, The University of Alabama celebrated 175 years of engineering education. In 1837, The University of Alabama Board of Trustees told the faculty that “the present state of our country calls for instruction in (engineering) from our university.”… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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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 »