Learn how to paint a beautiful gourd birdhouse with a volunteer from the Huntsville Gourd Patch. The class will be $5 per person and it will be limited to 15 people so sign up soon! Read more about Sunflower Birdhouse Class
Professor Anissa Graham, a native of Columbus, GA, will discuss how Phenix City was and is viewed by those who live across the Chattahoochee River. The presentation will focus on the symbiotic relationship of the two towns, from the 1950s to the present. “Up from The Ashes,” the documentary about Phenix City will also be shown.
Movie genre: documentary
Runtime: 26 minutes
University of Alabama Center for Public Television, Tuscaloosa, AL. Produced by Max Shores. Covers a brief description of what happened during the martial rule and interviews many of the prominent people involved. It aired as part of “The Alabama Experience” documentary series.
In celebration of "Madison County Reads: Wicked City by Ace Atkins," we will screen the movie "The Phenix City Story." In this semi-documentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, back from the army, is triggered by what he sees to join the reformers with a plan: to run his father Albert for state attorney general. The syndicate responds with escalating violence: is no one safe?