Learn about Thornton Dial, an award-winning documentary film produced by Alabama Public Television (APT)
Explore the art, music, and more of Mr. Dial Has Something to Say, an APT documentary film that won the following four 2008 regional Emmy Awards: outstanding documentary, cinematography, editing and post-production direction.
Watch video clips about the Gee's Bend quiltmakers on YouTube
Learn about Do Not Go Gently: The Power of Imagination in Aging, a film that features artists such as Gee's Bend quiltmakers Arlonzia Pettway, Mary Lee Bendolph, and Nettie Young, and explores the relationship between aging, creativity, expression, and physical and spiritual survival
Quiltmaker Arlonzia Pettway grew up learning about her family history from her great-grandmother Dinah Miller, a West African who was brought to the United States illegally in 1859, torn from her family, and sold into slavery. View a quilt by Arlonzia Pettway and learn about the history of slavery from the website of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. (An essay about Dinah Miller in the words of Arlonzia Pettway is available at our Downloads page.)