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

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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

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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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

Nick Patterson named Digital Content Coordinator for The Birmingham Times

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Times staff report Nicholas Patterson has been named digital content coordinator for the Birmingham Times Media Group, Inc. Patterson, who was born in Ensley and raised...

Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Making history.  Simone Askew is making history as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the...

Talladega College: After heated decision to attend inauguration, Alabama’s Oldest HBCU...

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By Ariel Worthy  The Birmingham Times Looking at the front of Fanning Refectory, which houses the student and faculty dining rooms on the campus of Talladega...