Larry Allen in gallery. Photo by Amarr Croskey of The Birmingham Times

The 65-year-old ceramicist from Leeds, Alabama has made a successful career of taking “a lifeless lump of clay…and [turning] it into something elegant and fine.”

This Month in African American History
OCTOBER 2, 1967
Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court.
OCTOBER 7, 1993
Toni Morrison became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
OCTOBER 30, 1979
Richard Arrington Jr. elected first African American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.

Find more interesting historical facts at AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY 365.

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