Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Legacy of the Councill High Tigers Part I

    Isaac Rooks, II published a series of articles on the legacy of William Hooper High School sports in the Speakin’ Out News / July 29 – August 4 1992. I was prompted to write this story for two … Continue reading

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Renaming Johnson High was a missed opportunity to honor a worthy Huntsville education figure

Nov 14, 2013 Life does not always offer us second chances, but the naming of the new north Huntsville high school surely deserves a “do over.” The committee that was organized to submit name suggestions missed the mark. Their focus … Continue reading

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Birmingham Traveling Civil Rights Exhibit Debuts at the Apollo

Press Release Contact: April Odom, Director Mayor’s Office of Public Information (205) 254-2368 (205) 807-7411 BirminghamTraveling Civil Rights Exhibit Debuts at the Apollo Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling … Continue reading

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Alabama A&M’s Fiscal Health Improving

When Dr. Andrew Hugine left his post as president of South Carolina State University to become president of Alabama A&M University in 2009, both institutions were prototypes of historically Black universities in crisis. But in August 2012, nearly a year … Continue reading

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“The Walk 2013” Intro

Dr. Sonnie W. Hereford, III and son, Sonnie Hereford, IV reenact their walk to desegregate the Fifth Avenue School in Huntsville Alabama in 1963 and became the first black student to integrate schools in the state of Alabama.

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