Black Belt History

October 20, 2016 Max 0

Called the Black Belt because of its rich, dark soil, the area of Alabama traversed by Highway 80 on its route across the southern U.S. was the staging ground for some of Alabama’s most significant moments in history. It was here that cotton plantations flourished, the Confederacy was born, and civil rights were won.

Change Agents – UA and Beyond

October 5, 2016 Max 0

The legacy of a University of Alabama educator who inspired his students to work toward improving their communities is the subject of a thirty-minute documentary from the University of Alabama Center for Public Television. Dr. John L. Blackburn was a long-time professor and student affairs administrator at the university.

Poarch Creek History

March 4, 2015 Max 0

The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the […]