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JOURNEY PROUD

Fireball Throwing

  • Aired: 02/22/2015
  • 26:39
  • Rating: NR
The tradition of soaking balls made of cloth in a flammable liquid for throwing is an Old-World holiday practice still found in some Alabama communities. Historian Doug Purcell takes us to visit the Henderson family of Pike County, who gather each year to throw fireballs with family and friends.
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Journey Proud is made possible through the generosity of the Daniel Foundation of Alabama; National Endowment for the Arts, ARTWORKS; Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust; Alabama Power; Community Foundation of South Alabama; and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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