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Sugar Ray Robinson broke records, made boxing history

Rhett Butler The Shadow League When Jack Johnson was already established as the baddest man on the planet within the boxing ring and outside of it,...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Black Alabamians, Part Two

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

How the first black animator at Walt Disney Studios became a...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times In the world of animation, Floyd Norman is a verb. The term “Floydering” was developed by Norman’s co-workers to describe...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Black Alabamians, Part One

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

Descendants of the movement: Eyewitnesses to civil rights history

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times History often focuses on children of the movement—youngsters who were active participants in the fight for civil rights....

Black History Month Alabama Icons: U.S. Judge U.W. Clemon

By Mark Jerald Alabama NewsCenter U.W. Clemon can correctly be called a number of things. Student activist, civil rights foot soldier, civil rights attorney and state senator...

Five of the most underrated black MLB sluggers

By J.R. Gamble The Shadow League Before we get into the list we have to give a shoutout to Negro Leagues legend Josh Gibson, who is...

Things to know about Black History Month

By Jesse J. Holland Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Like his predecessors, President Donald Trump plans to commemorate Black History Month with an official proclamation, a...

The momentous events leading to Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from...

Special to The Times On April, 2, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker met at...

‘The most cogent and influential defense of nonviolent resistance ever written’

Letter From Birmingham Jail has been called a jewel of American literature. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at...

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