Black History Month

Local Woman Shares Story of Integrating Wetumpka HS in 1960s

Sophia Bracy Harris and her sister Debra, were one of the first African American students to integrate Wetumpka High School in 1965. Harris’ house was bombed on the night of New Years in 1966 after several white people were unhappy with her and her sister attending school. Harris shares the journey full of fear and hatred her family faced, and…

Tuskegee Univ. Professor Shares Importance of Preserving Black History Sites

An architecture professor at Tuskegee University is sharing the importance of preserving African American cultural sites. Dr. Kwesi Daniels, says he has a deep passion for this research and loves sharing with his students just how they can preserve black history. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: Black History Month, tuskegee university

Local Pastor Reflects Growing Up in Civil Rights Montgomery, Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Lilly Baptist Church’s, Pastor Thomas E. Jordan, has been serving the city of Montgomery for over 50 years. Jordan says he was inspired at a young age by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who baptized and later ordained him as a minister. “When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Montgomery in 1954 I think I…

Montgomery County Probate Court Commemorating Black History Month by Releasing Weekly Videos

The Montgomery County Probate Court is Commemorating Black History Month. To commemorate Black History Month, the Montgomery County Probate Court throughout February will release four weekly videos showcasing historical records from the Montgomery County Archives, a division of the probate court. These videos will be released on the Probate Court Facebook page each week on Thursday. The first video presentation…

UConn Setting up Living-Learning Community for Black Men

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – The University of Connecticut is creating a living and learning community for black men in response to low graduation and retention rates among the school’s male African-American students. The ScHOLAR2RS (Scholars) House will be located at a new dormitory set to open in the fall. Dorm residents will receive academic, career-development and social support. The voluntary…