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Mary Quintas

Producer of The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama



Mary Quintas is the creator and lead producer of The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama. The Junction is one of 15 projects in Localore's Finding America - a national initiative to expand public media's reach.

Mary's work has been featured on public radio, Transom.org, PRX Remix, and in the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project and the Latino oral history project Nuestras Raices.

The Junction: Oasis Gardens Ensley
09-2-2016

In an alley in downtown Ensley, Hank Layman is transforming a parking lot into something that’s been missing from the community for years: a garden.

The Junction: Sebastian Kole
08-26-2016

Birmingham native Sebastian Kole spoke with producer Mary Quintas about his connection to Ensley, how it informs his music, and the positive changes he sees in the community.

The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama – Janice Houston Nixon
06-26-2016

In 1967, 12-year-old Janice Houston Nixon decided to transfer from the all-black school in her native Ensley, to an all-white school nearby. Nixon was inspired to do so by her sister, integration pioneer Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who we profiled in a previous episode of The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama. In this latest installment of the […]

The Junction: Stories From Ensley, Alabama – An Integration Pioneer
06-13-2016

In 1965, Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major became the first African-American graduate of Ensley High School. Producer Mary Quintas spoke with Carolyn’s son, Rafaael Crumbley, and sister, Janice Houston Nixon, about Carolyn’s contributions as an integration pioneer – and what her legacy means today.

Help Choose The Logo for The Junction!
05-6-2016

The teen graphic design students of Ku’umba Community Arts created logo options for The Junction. Get to know the designers behind the logos, and help choose the official logo for The Junction!

The Junction: Stories From Ensley, Alabama. Episode 1
03-21-2016

WBHM is one of 15 stations chosen for Localore: Finding America – a national initiative to expand public media. Over the next several months, WBHM will bring you “The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama” – a project created by independent producer Mary Quintas.