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Journey Proud

Explore Alabama traditions with Joey Brackner in two brand new episodes of Journey Proud on Sunday, April 23!

Grave Houses     6:00PM
Grave houses or grave shelters are wooden structures that have been built over burials in southern cemeteries for some two hundred years. No one is quite sure why this tradition began but everyone agrees that the lack of maintenance of these enigmatic structures makes them an endangered cultural artifact. Journey Proud welcomes cultural geographer Dr. Greg Jeane as we visit examples of the Alabama grave house and meet the people who are saving them for the future.

FFA Music          6:30PM
The Future Farmers of America is more than production farming preparation and agriculture science. The organization has also fostered leadership in a wide number of fields including that of the arts. For many years, this national high school organization has sponsored music programs which encourage local music traditions such as bluegrass style string band and gospel quartet. Journey Proud travels to lower Alabama to profile one such string band and their participation in a regional competition. Joey Brackner hosts.