Alabama’s longest running family of potters were featured in the Alabama Public Television documentary “Miller’s Pottery: Turning For Generations” in 1997. The documentary was produced by Max Shores of the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio.
The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the federal government. A farmer with only a fifth grade education, McGhee fought tirelessly for his people.