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Verner Military Institute was founded in October, 1877, in Tuscaloosa as University High School by Professor William H. Verner. It was designed to be a preparatory school for youths for the State University.

Its exercises were conducted in various…

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Charles Henry Land, longtime publisher of The Tuscaloosa News, was born in 1932 in Memphis, Tenn., but grew up in Tuscaloosa where he attended local public schools and the University of Alabama. He spent three years in the U.S. Army.

Land spent…

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This is the only known photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. in Tuscaloosa, taken by Photographer Edward Jenkins as King spoke on March 9, 1964, at First African Baptist Church . King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated in Memphis, TN.,…

This booklet about the Verner Military Institute was prepared to describe the institute and its course of studies as well as to serve as a souvenir.Verner Military Institute was founded in October, 1877, as University High School by Professor William…

The Hugh R. Thomas Bridge is a six-lane girder bridge that spans the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport. The bridge is part of both U.S. Route 43 and Alabama State Route 69. By the mid-1960s the old drawbridge that was built in 1922…

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The Rosenau Hosiery Mills were built in Tuscaloosa around 1901. The advertisement tolls the concept of having girls and teenage boys help support families by working in the factory.

Rosenau Hosiery Mill employed 200 people in the early 1900s in…

An article written about the history of the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library published at the time of the rededication service for the branch.

Photograph of story time at the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

Children gather around storyteller Cora Smith as she reads during an afternoon program at the Weaver Branch. The children (L-R) LaDonna Wilson, Jeffery…

Photograph taken at the rededication ceremony for the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Sunday, June 14, 1987. Pictured above (L-R) Ruth Eaton Bolden, retired librarian, Tuscaloosa Mayor Al DuPont, Yoga Jones, new branch librarian,…

The dedicatory program for the Weaver Branch Library, Sunday, February 12, 1961, 3:00 p.m.
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