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Scottsboro Boys Museum in Decatur depicts historic moments in civil rights history

DECATUR -- In March 1931, nine Black youths traveled on a Southern Railway train from Memphis. Crossing into Alabama, a vicious fight broke out...

Bobbleheads step up to the plate to salute Negro Leagues

HUNTSVILLE -- Satchel Paige. Josh Gibson. Cool Papa Bell. Jackie Robinson. These names are legendary in baseball through their accomplishments in the Negro Leagues. Now, thanks...

Poet laureate keynotes UAH Black History Month celebration

HUNTSVILLE – Alabama's poet laureate will be a keynote speaker as the University of Alabama in Huntsville celebrates Black History Month with three events...

Praising Harold Franklin’s legacy, Auburn commemorates 60 years of integration

AUBURN — The Samford Hall bell tolled precisely 10 times at 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 4. The moment may have confused those not aware of...

UAH honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at event featuring Lisa McNair

HUNTSVILLE – Lisa McNair, sister of one of the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham,...

Huntsville celebrates Rosa Parks Day – few other states mark Dec. 1 for recognition

HUNTSVILLE – Over the years, the Rosa Parks bus has become a symbol of the fight for equal rights. It has been fully restored...

Huntsville Transit offering free rides in observance of Rosa Parks Day

HUNTSVILLE – Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in the Alabama state capitol on the first day of December...

National Registry of Historical Places adds Huntsville’s Glenwood Cemetery

HUNTSVILLE – Nearly hidden to passersby, with one corner practically underneath a part of I-565 where homeless camps have popped at times near downtown,...

Historic marker tells of Huntsville subdivision built during Space Race

HUNTSVILLE – McThornmor Acres, named by combining five men who incorporated the neighborhood that at the time became Huntsville’s largest subdivision in west Huntsville,...

Historical marker dedicated for Huntsville’s Edmonton Heights

HUNTSVILLE – The National Register of Historic Places added Edmonton Heights to its prestigious list a little over two years ago, and Sunday the...