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  • Collection: People of Interest

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Norman H. Bassett Sr. worked in the news business for nearly forty years before retiring in 1979. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1940 with an AB degree in journalism and political science.
Bassett is best known in the community for…

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The University of Alabama's first football coach was Eugene "E.B." Beaumont Jr., who is wearing a bowler hat in the photograph.

Beaumont was born on a military post at Fort McKavett, Texas, son of Army Lt. Col. Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont Sr. and…

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Jerry Belk was born December 10, 1932 in Tuscaloosa. He is a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School, and earned his B.S. degree in 1954 from the University of Alabama where he played third baseman for the Crimson Tide from 1952-1954. He earned his…

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The notorious outlaw and moonshiner Doc Bigham was the last man legally hanged in Tuscaloosa County – June 27, 1919. On August 15, 1918, Sheriff Palmer M. Watts, Deputies Verner Robertson and Nick Hamner, and special revenue officers J.H. Smith and…

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The grave of Doc (Dock) Bigham, the last man legally hanged in Tuscaloosa County. The grave is in the Macedonia Cemetery, also shown. The cemetery is adjacent to the Macedonia United Methodist Church at 14837 Highway 69 N, Northport.

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Willie Bies Jr. was one of the first black police officers in Tuscaloosa. In 1966, he was hired by Police Chief William Marabel.

The Civil Service Board at that time used an employee test that discriminated against blacks, so Marabel hired Bies…

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Ruth Bolden was a library founder and civil rights worker. She was educated at Stillman College and received her master’s degree in library science from Atlanta University. She helped found what would become the Weaver-Bolden Branch Library (part of…

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Former Librarian Ruth Bolden Died three days before her 94th birthday. Ms. Bolden is one of the namesakes of the Weaver Bolden Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

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Buford Boone was a long-time publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and a community leader.

A native of Newman, Ga., Boone received the Pulitizer Prize for editorial writing in 1957 in recognition of the "fearless and reasoned" editorial, "What a Price…

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Namesake of Boteler Junior High School and of the football field at Holt High School. Joe Henry Boteler according to his May 14, 1961 Tuscaloosa New obituary was a leading citizen of Holt and President of the Board of Education. A native of Walker…
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