Beyond the Book

In 2019, The Alabama Bicentennial Commission African American Heritage Committee published The Future Emerges from the Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Alabama African American History and Culture. This book highlights the history, people, events, institutions, and movements that contributed to the Great State of Alabama, the nation, and world during the state’s first 200 years.

The Alabama African American History Beyond the Book website continues the journey and goes beyond what could be included in the book’s 244 pages.

On a monthly basis, this site will not only highlight past Alabama African American history makers and events, it will also contain present day icons, unsung sheroes/heroes, and current events.

Short articles along with links to videos, photos, reference material, and additional information will be uploaded monthly for all to enjoy.

The website’s goal is the same as the book’s, to inspire the young and young at heart to dream big and never allow obstacles to stop their march toward achieving those dreams.

Beyond the Book

In 2019, The Alabama Bicentennial Commission African American Heritage Committee published The Future Emerges from the Past: Celebrating 200 Years of Alabama African American History and Culture. This book highlights the history, people, events, institutions, and movements that contributed to the Great State of Alabama, the nation, and world during the state’s first 200 years.

The Alabama African American History Beyond the Book website continues the journey and goes beyond what could be included in the book’s 244 pages.

On a monthly basis, this site will not only highlight past Alabama African American history makers and events, it will also contain present day icons, unsung sheroes/heroes, and current events.

Short articles along with links to videos, photos, reference material, and additional information will be uploaded monthly for all to enjoy.

The website’s goal is the same as the book’s, to inspire the young and young at heart to dream big and never allow obstacles to stop their march toward achieving those dreams.

 

Masthead Arthur "Art" Bacon

On May 4, 1961,
60 years ago this year, a group of
13 multiracial individuals
who called themselves
Freedom Riders
boarded a Greyhound and a Trailways bus in Washington, D.C. bound for New Orleans, Louisiana. Their goal was to test compliance with federal laws outlawing segregation in interstate travel.

Read more
Map of Freedom Ride routes
This Month in African American History
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HBCU Spotlight
This Month in African American History
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HBCU Spotlight