Category Archives: Dr. Sonnie Hereford, III

Remembering Dr. Sonnie Hereford, III

The funeral service for Dr. Sonnie Hereford III was held Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  The retired physician and civil rights pioneer helped integrate Huntsville City Schools.  Hereford died on Thursday, July 7. “It is true that he has left footprints, not only … Continue reading

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ETV Presents Dr. Sonnie Hereford, III

ETV will air a special presentation on Sonnie Hereford, III, the local civil rights pioneer who passed away last week. The special includes an in-depth ETV interview with Hereford from April 2006, along with his speech from the December 2014 … Continue reading

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“We Gather Here to Honor”

The Arts Council gathered with the Huntsville community recently to celebrate a new public art installation honoring the educational contributions of Dr. William Hooper Councill and Dr. Sonnie Hereford III. The “We Gather Here to Honor” piece, created by Ohio … Continue reading

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Public Art Installation – where your footprints went!

Last winter, over 240 people  worked with artist Angelica Pozo to leave their footprints on tiles to be used for a public art installation “We Gather Here to Honor”. This site-specific public art commission honors the contributions of Dr. William … Continue reading

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Dr. Sonnie Hereford III – Civil Rights Activist (Full Version)

Dr. Sonnie W. Hereford, III , former WHCHS student (Class of 1949) Physician and Civil Rights Activist shares his experiences at William Hooper Councill High School in Huntsville, Alabama and his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement . Running Time: … Continue reading

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