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An Evening with Billy Field

On February 14, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By , , With No Comments

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST The University of Alabama Ferguson Theater 751 Campus Dr, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 Billy Field is one of the few human beings left on the planet who saw a rocket shoot across the sky (on November 30, 1954), crash through a…

Community Remembrance Project Update and Announcement

On February 1, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By ,, , With No Comments

From: Jonathan Kubakundimana [jkubakundimana@eji.org] Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:19 AM To: Evan Milligan Subject: Community Remembrance Project Update and Announcement Good morning, Thank you for your patience and support as we proceed with our marker installation effort for the Community Remembrance Project in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We are happy to…

Apology and Reconciliation

On January 27, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, By , , With No Comments

New York Times article, January 26, 2017: Nearly 8 Decades Later, an Apology for a Lynching in Georgia “LaGRANGE, Ga. — Some people here had never heard about the lynching of Austin Callaway — about how, almost 77 years ago, he was dragged out of a jail cell by a…

EDITORIAL: Task force tackles worthwhile mission

On January 25, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By , , With No Comments

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 “Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama and the state have an undeniable and important place in the history of the civil rights movement. History will long remember Gov. George Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” but that only scratches the surface of a deep and rich account of…

Tuscaloosa News Features First Event

On January 24, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By ,, , With No Comments

Monday, January 23, 2017 “The first event organized by the recently formed Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force will be a panel discussion focusing on the integration of the University of Alabama football team….“

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Hosts Esteemed Author for Inaugural Event

On January 16, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By , , With No Comments

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force will present “Tuscaloosa & The Alabama Civil Rights Trail: An Evening with Frye Gaillard, taking place at The Alberta School for the Performing Arts Auditorium, on Friday, January 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend this event and it is…

Frye Gaillard Confirmed

On January 12, 2017, Posted by , In Events, By , With No Comments

Frye Gaillard has been confirmed for Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:30 pm, at the Alberta School of Performing Arts, 2700 University Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.

It’s Official!

On December 17, 2016, Posted by , In Events, By , , With No Comments

At the Tuscaloosa City Council Meeting, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox officially recognized the Task Force as a part of the city of Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa City Council Meeting, October 18, 2016

Frye Gaillard to offer lecture on The Alabama Civil Rights Trail January 27, 2017

On December 9, 2016, Posted by , In Events, By , , With No Comments

Frye Gaillard is the University of South Alabama Writer in Residence, a position jointly supported by the Department of Communication and the Department of English. He is the author of 19 works of non-fiction, including Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, winner of the 2005 Lillian…