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.

 

Congressman John Lewis

Carrie A. Tuggle was an African American educator, philanthropist, and social activist in Birmingham, Alabama at the turn of the 20th century.

Tuggle began her rise in Birmingham in 1891, becoming active with the Order of Calanthe—one of the oldest and most successful African American women-run fraternal insurance organizations in the United States— rising to the position of National President in 1901.  As an activist, Tuggle founded The Birmingham

 

Photo of Carrie Tuggle

Truth (1902-1910) a weekly African American newspaper.As a social worker she counseled delinquent African American boys, often appearing in court with them. On September 3, 1903, she opened the Tuggle Institute, which provided a home and an education to destitute children and became an important factor in the advancement of African Americans in Birmingham. It would eventually gained the reputation as “one of most effective and beneficial institutions of the South”.

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