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King’s Road: A First-Hand Account Of Bloody Tuesday

On June 10, 2018, Posted by , In Articles,Events, With No Comments

Members of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Task Force hosted guests from Utah State University April 5 – 6, 2018. Under the direction of Dr. François Dengah students traveled to several locations significant to the civil rights movement in the United States, including Tuscaloosa where they experienced the history, locations, and people of…

UA Students enrolled in a Southern memory course tell the stories of Tuscaloosa County lynching victims

On January 30, 2018, Posted by , In Articles, By , With No Comments

July 28, 2017 “Dr. John Giggie describes the eras most Americans refer to as Reconstruction, the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties as periods of racial terror for a significant portion of the country’s population.” Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

New UA Class Reveals History of Local Lynchings

On February 28, 2017, Posted by , In Articles, By , , With No Comments

February 27, 2017 “TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the fall of 1933, Dennis Cross, a 50-year-old black man who was paralyzed from the waist down, was accused of sexually assaulting a white woman in Tuscaloosa.…” The University of Alabama News

In the News Again…

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

Our own Tim Lewis is featured in this Alabama News Center article.

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…