Upcoming Alabama History Programs on APT
- fyi on these Alabama Public Television programs...aj wright //
"The Lowndes County Freedom Organization"
1:30 - 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003
Remembering the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in
rural Lowndes County, Ala., a forgotten outpost in the civil rights
struggle. Here the demand for the vote was answered with assassin's bullets
and shotgun blasts. But the determined campaign for civil rights persisted
and eventually gave birth to the Black Panther party.
Producer: Dwight Cammeron
"Rebels in the Pulpit"
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 19
"When 15 year-old Mary Lee Cagle felt called to preach, she resisted. After
all, in 1879 women preachers were practically unheard of, let alone in
Cagle's native Lawrence County, Ala."
An article about her from a recent issue of the Decatur Daily can be found
**Landersville's woman preacher Mary Lee Cagle was 'called' in 1879,
preached 60 years
Decatur Daily 8 February 2003
"Up From The Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City" (CC) (L)
1:30 - 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003
Description: Phenix City had a reputation as being "the wickedest city in
America" until the National Guard crushed a crime syndicate there in 1954.
This program looks at the resurrection of Phenix City and shows how a group
of boys fulfilled the vision of their ancestors and restored respect to
their hometown by winning the national Little League Baseball championship
Producer: Max Shores