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On March 6, 2017, a commemorative program was held to unveil a historical marker remembering Tuscaloosa County victims of lynching. The marker is in front of the Old Jail at 2803 6th Street, Tuscaloosa.

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) works…

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The historic Kennedy House near the Bibb County Courthouse in Centreville, was built in 1837 as a stagecoach stop and hotel called the Eagle Tavern. Union officers took over the hotel during the Civil War and federal troops remained in the building…

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Neilson Laseter, Sam Beatty and Carl M. Moseley Jr. are shown in this YMCA photo. The Men's Y Club met at the Tuscaloosa YMCA where members practiced their public speaking.

Laseter was a survivor of WWII and came back to Tuscaloosa after the war…

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Teacher Belle Strickland is standing behind her model class.

Baptist affiliated Alabama Central Female College (formerly the State Capitol) is in the background. After the seat of government was moved to Montgomery in 1847, the Tuscaloosa…

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Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Fred R. Maxwell was the nation’s oldest naval aviator at the time of his death at 99 in 1988.

Maxwell won his aviator’s wings as a World War I reserve officer at the naval air station in Pensacola, Florida, just 15…

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The date of this photo of students at Ralph School is unknown.

In the front row are Chester Barton, Floyd Phillips, Bessie Poole, Stella Phillips, Hortense Phillips and Aileen Phillips.

In the second row are Willie Phillips, Phelan Beck, Tom…

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Jesse J. Lewis Sr. created and published the Birmingham Times, a black newspaper.

Lewis was born in Northport in 1925 and was raised by his grandmother in a house at the bottom of Greensboro Avenue, on what was then called River Hill, near the…

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William Robert "Bobby" Miller was a longtime county commissioner in Tuscaloosa County (AL). He was first elected to the commission at 35 years of age in 1977 when commissioners served at-large, but when the commission was divided into districts, he…

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Few people can call the University of Alabama campus home. Students and even presidents of the institution live there only temporarily. Wilma Hosea O’Rourke, born on Nov. 28, 1921, grew up there.

Zeb Hosea, O’Rourke’s father, was a…

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When Tuscaloosa gave up its electric streetcar system, the cars were sold to the city of Montreal, Canada, in 1942. The postcard shows one of the cars in use in 1948. The information on the back of the postcard is shown.

The history of…
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