Bill O’Neal discusses, in great depth, the siege of the Alamo by Mexican forces and General Santa Anna. He opens by reading an appeal written by William Barret Travis on the eve of The Battle of the Alamo, and describes Travis’ integral role in organizing the convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 1, 1836, when many Anglo Texans called for Texas Independence. He also gives a brief history of Davy Crockett, James Fannin, and other figures who bravely fought for Texas Independence. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.