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Tuskegee: How one Alabama town helped shape history

Special to The Times Few towns had as much of an impact on modern African-American history as Tuskegee, Alabama. We are highlighting the city of Tuskegee,...

Live the legacy: Visit Booker T. Washington’s mansion at Tuskegee

By Donna Cope Alabama NewsCenter   Renowned attorney Bryan Stevenson sees Tuskegee University as hallowed ground. The significance of the university – built by Booker T. Washington, a...

Black History: Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham played key role in...

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times Marian Jones Daniel was 16 years old when a dynamite blast rocked the basement at Bethel Baptist Church...

Listing of places across Alabama that helped give birth to the...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Just before leaving office in January 2017, President Barack Obama designated two new national monuments in Alabama to honor our...

Black history landmarks are scattered throughout the Southeast. Here are 39.

By Blackpast.org Listed below are the African American National Historic Landmarks by states in the South and Southeast, as certified by the National Park Service’s...

The Ensley Renaissance: How residents are reviving a once-thriving community

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times T. Marie King and Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins knew they could change the narrative of Ensley as a...

Longtime business owner on why he won’t leave Ensley

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times Ensley was once home to dozens of thriving independently owned, family-run businesses. Melvin Zivitz, 73, would know. He owns...

Birmingham City Councilman really wants to support renovation of historic building,...

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Councilman Marcus Lundy said he wants to find ways to support Mayor William Bell’s plan to...

He saw Ensley as a ‘food desert’ then decided to do...

By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times Ensley native Hank Layman remembers driving around the community when something caught his eye. “Ensley is a food desert,”...

Kwanzaa Workshop at BCRI celebrates culture, tradition

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Lynndale Simba Smith knows how to captivate an audience. Smith is the founder, instructor and performer for American African...

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