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Kim Godwin First Black Woman Named ABC News President

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — ABC named Kim Godwin as its news division president on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman...

St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and...

New Book Highlights Founding of Alabama State University

By Erin Harney alabamanewscenter.com In the recently released “From Marion to Montgomery: The Early Years of Alabama State University, 1867-1925,” author Joseph Caver brings to light...

Word on the Street

Compiled by Erica Wright During a month when women are recognized, we asked Birmingham-area residents, name a woman in history who stands out for you? LISA...

Andra Day Becomes First Black Best Actress Winner in 35 Years

By Jackie Strause Holly Wood Reporter Andra Day won the Golden Globe best actress in a drama trophy for her performance in Hulu's The United States vs. Billie Holiday,...

US Park Police Names First Black Woman Chief in 230 Years

By Kaanita Iyer USA Today Pamela A. Smith has taken command of the U.S. Park Police, the first time a Black woman will lead the federal agency...

Alabama Freedom Rider Catherine Burks-Brooks recalls her civil rights journey

By Michael Sznadjerman Alabama Newscenter In her police mugshot taken almost 60 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi, Catherine Burks-Brooks looks straight into the camera, without fear...

Alabama’s Ann Berry set to be sworn in as first Black...

By Anthony Cook Alabama Newscenter On March 1, Sonceria Ann Berry will be sworn in as the secretary of the U.S. Senate, making her the first Black...

How two Birmingham attorneys helped win the GA Senate races 

By Carter Dewees For The Birmingham Times When Birmingham attorney Byron Perkins paid a visit to historic Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 30 years ago, he did...

Important African American historical collections added to UAB Libraries

UAB News The University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries have added new resource collections focused on African American studies and history. The libraries have added several seminal...

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