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Seamstress Sara Maiden: Part of city’s history and fabric

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Sara Maiden traces her beginnings as a seamstress back to when she was 4 years old and made clothes for...

Citizen-led coalition uncovers history of lynching in Jeffco

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local activist and community organizer T. Marie King noticed a familiar name among the victims of racial terror when she...

Local college students compile forceful report on lynchings in Bham area

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Between the 1880s and 1940, a documented 30 people were lynched or victims of racial terror violence in Jefferson County,...

For Myeisha Hutchinson, conversations about area’s racial past are personal

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Tracing her family’s history and creating conversation about Jefferson County’s racial past are not easy, but Myeisha Hutchinson won’t be...

New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from...

Upcoming plans for Fourth Avenue Historic District. Here are some.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Plans are underway or in the works to revitalize downtown Birmingham’s historic Fourth Avenue Business District and Civil Rights District....

Historic Arlington House Draws Mayor Woodfin, Guests for Holiday Kickoff

Times Staff Report To kick off the holiday season, the historic Arlington antebellum home on Cotton Ave. in SW Birmingham was decked with traditional Christmas...

At 95, WWII vet still finds ways to serve country, fellow...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Frances Phelps, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, is in good health, needing only her acid reflux medication. “The...

Remembering Two Former Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro Leagues, who...

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Willie James Lee and Archie “Dropo” Young, two jewels of the Negro Leagues, recently passed. Lee passed on Oct. 12...

University of Alabama historic marker honors civil rights hero

By Jamon Smith Alabama NewsCenter A giant in civil rights history was recognized Friday with the unveiling of the Autherine Lucy Foster Historic Marker at a...

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