Monthly Archives: September 2016

WHCAA Death Announcement – Mae Dora Rice Engleman

Mae Dora Rice Engleman, a Councill high alumnus, in Detroit , Michigan, passed Wednesday morning (9/21/16). Mae Dora attended Wm H Councill and was a majorette in the marching band back in the 60’s Barksdale Funeral home, 1120 East State … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Leader Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Honored in Huntsville Ceremony

Joseph Lowery, an icon of the civil rights movement, attended the formal dedication of a new downtown gateway road named in his honor. The ceremony took place Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the east side of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery … Continue reading

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WHCAA Death Announcement – Green Robert “Duck” Jones

Mr. Green R. (“Duck”) Jones July 13, 1940  –  September 11, 2016 Green Robert Jones affectionately known as “DUCK” was born on July 13, 1940 to the late Lucy and Wade Jones in Huntsville, Alabama. He departed this life on … Continue reading

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A new home for African American treasures

After years of planning and construction, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors on September 24. The new building is home to a massive collection of artifacts showcasing four centuries of African-American life in … Continue reading

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Huntsville boulevard named after civil rights leader – Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

The first phase of a new four-lane roadway into downtown Huntsville honoring civil rights icon Dr. Joseph E. Lowery is open after a year of construction. Lowery grew up on Church Street across from where the WHNT-TV Channel 19 studio … Continue reading

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