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Our Internship Program

Hiztorical Vision Productions’ Bama Black History 365 Internship Program provides young leaders with the hands-on experience of assisting underserved communities with sharing their history through the art of filmmaking. The program will create videos highlighting untold-but-inspiring African American history in Alabama. Students will be able to engage in research, media, videography, journalism, graphic designing, and much more.

This grant, awarded by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, enables Hiztorical Vision Productions to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest quality programming, and demonstrate the importance of arts as a key component for quality life in Alabama.

The three-month internship program will be offered each year during the Spring semester. We are now accepting applications for 2024. The application deadline is December 1, 2023.

How To Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript via Handshake or Send your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript via email to

Spring 2023 Class of BBH365 Internship Program


Fallon Brannon

Fallon Brannon is Hiztorical VP's Media Content Creator and a senior English/Contemporary Writing major and Global Humanities minor at Tuskegee University. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Fallon is the Founder and President of the Golden Tiger Cinema Club, Assistant Editor of Tuskegee Review, and Research Assistant for the Tuskegee University Global Office at her institution. She is also a self-taught screenwriter and has the desire to work in the Scripted Television Industry for the opportunity to highlight and create more Black led young adult narratives.

Amayah Williams

Amayah Williams is Hiztorical VP's Lead Videographer and hails from Decatur, Georgia. She is currently a senior at Alabama State University majoring in Communications Radio/TV. Since a young age, Amayah has always had an interest in film and television broadcasting. She is a student leader on her campus where she works as a resident assistant and a campus representative for Victoria's Secret PINK. Amayah hopes to one day own her own production company as well as a photography business that specializes in providing senior-class portraits to underprivileged high schools.

Callie Wiggins

Callie Wiggins is Hiztorical VP's Historian. She is a senior History major and Philosophy and Religion minor, with a focus on European, Asian, and African history at Troy University. Hailing from East Brewton, Alabama, she has developed a deep and sincere passion for African American history and the way that it has shaped American culture while studying Troy. Despite not yet knowing her career plans post-gradation, Callie hopes that they will include traveling and developing her global worldview.

Bama Black History 365 Videos

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Historical Images of Alabama

Q125497: Alabama Department of Archives and History. Photo by Jim Peppler, Southern Courier.

Q125497: Alabama Department of Archives and History. Photo by Jim Peppler, Southern Courier.

Iconic Civil Rights leader Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth speaking to the several demonstrators protesting outside of Jefferson County courthouse in 1967 after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along with several other Civil Rights leaders were incarcerated for the protests in Birmingham four years prior. Even after the height of the Civil Rights Movement, there were several activists still taking to the streets to express their frustration with the injustices that were still occurring consistently throughout the south. This continued confrontation of these injustices is summed up perfectly in one of Reverend Shuttlesworth’s most memorable quotes:

“Confrontation is not bad. Goodness is supposed to confront evil.” – Fred Shuttlesworth

Q1103: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Group of African American men preparing to lay the cornerstone of the Conecuh County Training School in Evergreen, Alabama (circa 1915-1917). Post-Civil War, training schools of this kind sprung up all throughout the south as African Americans sought an education despite the resistance of a majority of the white population. Education was just one of the many ways that African Americans fought for true independence to escape from the paternalism and prejudices that were encroaching post-Civil War America.

Q15752: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Group of African Americans anticipatingly awaiting the arrival of the marchers from Selma in a neighborhood in Montgomery, March 25, 1965. These heroic marchers they were awaiting were protesting the laws that were systemically put in place to keep African Americans from voting. In January of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought national attention to the ongoing efforts in Selma that were only amplified after the brutalities of “Bloody Sunday” and the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson. On March 21, 1965, the protestors set out from Selma and headed to the State Capitol steps where Dr. King delivered his encouraging “How Long, Not Long” speech. Marches like this one not only brought national attention to the various injustices but also brought inspiration and hope to African American communities.

“I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because ‘truth crushed to earth will rise again’.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Voices of the Past

Shown here is a newspaper notice where leaders of the Montgomery Bus Boycott outline their ‘complaints and grievances’ to the public concerning their boycott of the public transit system. Their complaints include various abusive and disproportionate injustices targeted at African American customers. Along with the complaints, they include proposed solutions for the issue at hand and the means by which they intend to make this movement. The boycott lasted from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and was successful in its aim. This notice not only gives us a glimpse into the boycott’s foundations but also into the precise way in which Civil Rights leaders organized these nonviolent protests. It was because of these diligent organizers and dedicated protesters that the Supreme Court affirmed the passing of Browder v. Gayle on November 13, 1956, legally ending segregation on public transit in Alabama.

Q58432: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

The excerpt included here is a message given to the U.S. House of Representatives from President Ulysses Grant in 1874. The address is a memorial forwarded to him by a convention of ‘colored’ citizens assembled in Montgomery, Alabama. This group of African American men in Montgomery gathered to discuss the unjust violation of their constitutional rights. The entirety of the document is 10 pages long and it goes into great depth and detail on how “as a race, and as citizens, we never have enjoyed, except partially, imperfectly, and locally, our political and civil rights in this State.” The focus leans heavily on suffrage and how African Americans’ right to vote in the Alabama elections was not being enforced. They even include statistics from several Alabama counties verifying how imbalanced Alabama voters were in proportion to population. The message also sheds light as well on the infamous Ku Klux Klan and the violent brutalities that they were using to threaten African Americans. Also included is the unjust jury selection that African Americans had to face. Not without answers, they included several recommendations they believed would right these wrongs. What this document is is so much more than just a list of wrongs done. It shows the early resistance and efforts of African Americans against the implementation of Jim Crow during the Reconstruction Era. It would be another 91 years before the Civil Rights Act of 1965 was passed that outlawed the kinds of discriminatory voting that they are describing here. This pushback and early resistance set the foundation for Civil Rights leaders down the road.

Q24122 – Q24131: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Shown here is an excerpt of a published article from March 1961 in the Journal of the National Medical Association highlighting John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital located in Tuskegee, Alabama. The hospital was the first hospital for African Americans in Alabama, and for several decades was the only facility dedicated to the proper hospitalization of African American patients in East Central Alabama. It also gained national recognition and success with its crucial research during the polio outbreak in the United States. John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital became the premier site for not only medical treatment but training in healthcare. African American men and women came from all over for the prestigious medical training that was offered at John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital. While open, the hospital contributed significantly to improvements in mortality and morbidity rates and overall health care of Macon County and surrounding areas. As the article goes on to state the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital was “a symbol of progress in the health of its people.”

Journal of the National Medical Association. 1961 March; Vol 53 (No.2): 103-118.