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Here are the Civil Rigths 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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Tuscaloosa News Features First Event

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 News Features First Event

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

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 open to the public. This marks the inaugural event for the group, which was recognized on October 18, 2016, by the Tuscaloosa City Council with an official proclamation by Mayor Walter Maddox. A panel–which will include Albany State President Dr. Art Dunning, a student in 1966-1970, and one of five… Continue Reading Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force Hosts Esteemed Author for Inaugural Event

Frye Gaillard Confirmed

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!

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

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 Smith Award for best southern non-fiction, and the 2007 non-fiction Book of the Year recognition from the Alabama Library Association. Gaillard’s other award-winning books include If I Were a Carpenter: Twenty Years of Habitat for Humanity; The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina; and… Continue Reading Frye Gaillard to offer lecture on The Alabama Civil Rights Trail January 27, 2017

Supported EJI at the December 6, 2016 PARA Board Meeting

A number of Task Force and community members attended the recent Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority (PARA) Board meeting to offer support for the placement of an historical marker noting the lynching of Mr. Andy Burke. While the Board was supportive of the effort, they do not have jurisdiction over placing marker at Capitol Park. 

TCRTF held planning meetings

Meetings were held on September 21, 2016, and November 16, 2016, to outline vision and mission statements, to engage in strategic planning, to update one another on progress in various areas, to consider possible web design, and to establish committees and subcommittees to ensure progress on our work. At the November meeting we were treated to a presentation by Evan Milligan from the Equal Justice Initiative on their work and, in particular, their desire to place a marker at Capitol Park near the old Tuscaloosa Jail where Mr. Andy Burke was abducted and later killed by a lynch mob. 

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