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  • Collection: People of Interest

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The Rev. William McKinley Branch stands behind the stop sign in this barricade during a Greensboro, AL, march in the 1960's. To his left is the Rev. Thomas Gilmore.

Branch was an iconic figure in the 1960's-era civil rights movement in Alabama. He…

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Lamar Branscomb was the Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority over the Rosedale and McKenzie Court Housing Developments. Lamar Branscomb was active in the Tuscaloosa community serving on numerous boards of directors including the…

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Marie Ellen ("Nellie") Clarkson was born on May 22, 1841, in Columbia, South Carolina, to Thomas Boston Clarkson and Sarah Caroline Heriot.

On November 28, 1860, at the age of 19, she married Peter Bryce, a 26 year old native in Columbia, South…

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Marie Ellen "Nellie" Clarkson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Thomas Boston Clarkson and Sarah Caroline Heriot.

On November 28, 1860, at the age of 19, she married Peter Bryce, a 26-year-old native in Columbia, South Carolina. This was…

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Paul Burnum (February 6, 1900 – September 14, 1981) was a coach of multiple sports at the University of Alabama, having served as head coach of the school's men's basketball and baseball teams and an assistant for the football team. He was also the…

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A photograph of Gerald L Busby, Vice President of First National Bank of Tuskaloosa

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Adolph Catlin Cade Jr.(born 1904) was president of the Allen & Jemison Company, retiring from that company in 1968. Cade had joined the company in 1926 as an order clerk, held various posts before becoming president of the company after his father's…

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Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Nathan Chism was elected to office in 1954 and re-elected three consecutive terms (a record at the time).
The County Sheriff’s Department underwent vast changes under Chism’s control. More hours were devoted to daily…

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Samuel Clabaugh was a successful Tuscaloosa businessman and civic leader. In 1916, he was one of the founders of the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club and served as president of the club.
In the same year, a committee was appointed by the Tuscaloosa County…

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Tuscaloosa native, W. W. “Foots” Clements took a summer job at the local Dr. Pepper bottling plant during his time at the University of Alabama in 1935. Starting as a small-town distributer, “Foots” was propelled into a life-long sales career. He…
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