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You are cordially invited to a free Reconciliation Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Join The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History And Reconciliation Foundation for Our Annual Reconciliation Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, November 19, 2021, 6:00 pm First Presbyterian Church (Family Life Center) 900 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Keynote Speaker Dr. G. Christine Taylor UA’s Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Topic: Racial Diversity and Inclusion We will have a distinguished panel of civil rights leaders, community leaders, and local college professors. RSVP thadhairom@gmail.com by Sunday, November 14, 2021 Contact Rev. Dr. Thaddeus Steele, Committee Chair, 205-246-1533

Here are the Civil Rights Trail videos introduced at the Tuscaloosa Heritage Festival. Thanks to all who made them possible.


Discrimination Begins, Part 1

Discrimination Begins, Part 2

Autherine Lucy and the Barbershop

Nonviolent Sit-Ins

Bloody Tuesday


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Bloody Tuesday Anniversary

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation remembers the 56th anniversary of Bloody Tuesday, the day on which members of our community attempted to march from First African Baptist Church to the then new County Courthouse to protest the broken promise of no more segregation. We observe remarkable change now in motion because of the courageous actions of Reverend Linton, Willie Wells, Harrison Taylor, Danny Steele, and many other Tuscaloosa foot soldiers. Those voices continue to be our vision.

“truly the most important thing…”

Mary Shannon Wells from Southern Living in a piece on what to do when visiting Tuscaloosa not only mentions the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail, but states it is the most important thing visitors can do.

PSA–Slave-Built House To Disappear?

Tuscaloosa, AL. A historic structure might be demolished if not taken on as a preservation project. The Historic Preservation Commission will hear an appeal to demolish the structure at a meeting, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5 pm, Tuscaloosa City Hall, 2nd Fl Council Chambers. 1818 University BoulevardMasonry Carriage HouseCirca 1854Resource 19a. Buck Carriage House. Circa 1854. Two story, stucco covered, masonry carriage house with side gable roof of asphalt shingles, exposed rafters, second floor with single leaf paneled door, two flight staircase, first floor with two single leaf paneled doors. (C/NRHP 1975) C

Foundation Welcomes Students from the University of Michigan

Four students from the University of Michigan School of Information are spending a week in Tuscaloosa for an alternative spring break to assist the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation with our web presence. As part of their experience, they are meeting with members of the Foundation and foot soldiers from the movement here in Tuscaloosa, as well as experiencing our trail.

Media Attention

Great Day Tuscaloosa interview, Kip Tyner, March 20, 2019 Druid City Living article, April 16, 2019 Civil rights history organization opens trail, April 25, 2019 Tuscaloosa News article, April 25, 2019

The Trail & Brochure are Ready!

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail brochure has been published and phase one of the trail is open. The marker signs are yet to be installed, but the brochure and map will guide you to each location and its significance. You may find the online versions under the “On The Trail” sign at the top level of this site or at https://civilrightstuscaloosa.org/trail/.

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