In honor of Alabama’s 200th anniversary of statehood, we partnered with the Alabama Humanities Foundation to create the Making Alabama Poster Series. The objective of the Fever Poster was to vividly capture the historical essence of Alabama from the year 1815 to 1860.
The Fever Poster illustrates an era of feverish growth for Alabama. Forced laborers crown the top of a cotton boll representing the reign of King Cotton and the deep roots of antebellum society that were nurtured by the institution of slavery. The Fever Poster takes a bold and challenging approach to history with an honest, unflinching look at early Alabama society.
The Fever Poster has sparked conversation and prompted Alabamians to reexamine the past. It is now used as a teaching tool for Alabama history on field trips, museum visits and in the classroom.