The Alabama Archives is excited to announce the launch a new #virtual
program series Alabama History Behind The Scenes! These occasional presentations will take the public behind the scenes to explore how archivists, curators, and historians bring our state’s history to life.
The first Alabama History Behind The Scenes will be presented on Thursday, October 1st at noon via Facebook Live on the Alabama Archives’ Facebook page. Dr. Hayden McDaniel, education curator at the Archives, will present “Rediscovering an Alabama Suffragist.” Dr. McDaniel will introduce us to Alabama writer and suffragist Scottie McKenzie Frasier. Well-known during her lifetime, Frasier has faded into obscurity despite being called “one of the South’s most active spirit[s] in the cause of women’s rights.” Dr. McDaniel will bring Frasier back to the forefront and offer insights into the complexities of locating, researching, and describing Alabama women, particularly from the early 20th century.