Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Icon Passed Away Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rev. T. W. Linton, a trailblazer in the local civil rights movement, passed away last week after living a life dedicated to equality and human decency. He was instrumental in the Ministerial Alliance and provided care and support during Autherine Lucy’s enrollment at The University of Alabama and the events of “Bloody Tuesday.” You will be missed. Rest In Peace.


Tuscaloosa civil rights leader Rev. Thomas Linton dies at 88

Civil rights leader Linton passes

The Rev. Thomas Linton

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Tuscaloosa Civil Right History Trail Opening

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Foundation Statement on Racial Justice

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation stands in solidarity with the tens of thousands of non-violent protestors opposing the senseless killing of unarmed black citizens.  The most recent killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd are the latest in a long and painful history of racial violence and compel us to examine the core values of American democracy. 


Dedicated to preserving the history of racial justice and promoting racial reconciliation across West Alabama, The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation affirms progressive action that will bring down the walls of systemic and systematic racism.  It stands against injustice of any form against any person. And it seeks to build a nation in which economic opportunity among and between citizens is a reality. 


[Law Enforcement] The Foundation is in support of working with local governments and stakeholders to create a citizens’ advisory committee to improve community policing and root out both systemic and systematic racism in law enforcement across West Alabama.


[Community] The Foundation seeks to work with elected officials to achieve greater diversity and equitable representation in all areas of government.


Bloody Tuesday Anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=f8jsrkkHYVg&feature=emb_logo 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… Continue Reading Bloody Tuesday Anniversary

“truly the best…”

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… Continue Reading PSA–Slave-Built House To Disappear?

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… Continue Reading Foundation Welcomes Students from the University of Michigan

Remember, Share, Heal

  • Tuscaloosa County Lynching Memorial
  • Willie Wells
  • Maxie Thomas
  • Danny Steele
  • Reconciliation Groups