Montgomery Alabama

Extra: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King’s Barber

Malden Brothers Barbershop sits on Jackson St. in Centennial Hill, a once bustling neighborhood in Montgomery that catered to black citizens at a time when Montgomery was dominated by segregation. Many of the most iconic figures of the civil rights movement were patrons. Nelson Malden was Dr. King’s barber. He remembers their first meeting. “I saw the blue Pontiac pull…

Montgomery Biscuits Proclaim 2020 as “Year of Chicken”

  The Montgomery Biscuits are already getting ready for the start of baseball season in April. The team has proclaimed 2020 to be the “Year of Chicken.” Montgomery Biscuits General Manager Mike Murphy was live on Alabama News Network at noon to talk about chicken-themed promotions and other exciting events happening this year. Murphy says the year will feature two…

Montgomery’s Downtown Countdown Celebrates the Start to 2020

Montgomery’s annual Downtown Countdown brought out hundreds of people to celebrate the start to 2020. This year, the event was held on the street in front of Riverwalk Stadium, after being inside the stadium previously. Before that, the celebration was on Commerce Street. Todd Fulmer and Groove Factor provided the entertainment. Here’s more of the midnight fireworks show from the…

Alabama News Network Special: Reed Makes History

Alabama News Network has produced a special on the historic election of Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. This year, he became the city’s first black mayor in Montgomery’s 200-year history. While he’s a new face in the mayor’s office, Reed was born and raised in Montgomery. He was born at St. Margaret’s Hospital and attended Forest Avenue Elementary School, Vaughn Road…

Montgomery’s St. John’s Episcopal Puts “Jeff Davis” Pew in Storage

David was a member for a few months, before the Confederate Capital moved to Richmond.

     An Episcopal church pew in Montgomery with a brass marker designating it as the pew in which the first and only president of the Confederacy sat has been put into storage. An unmarked pew has been put in its place at St. John’s Episcopal on Madison Avenue. The Jefferson David pew at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Montgomery, marked…