Civil Rights

SCSS Director Visits Civil Rights Landmark with Task Force

Dr. John Giggie and officials from the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Task Force visited with family members of Rev. T. W. Linton, who passed away last May, at Linton’s former barbershop. Linton was one of the organizers of the 1963 “Bloody Tuesday” march from First African Baptist Church to the newly-opened Tuscaloosa County Courthouse to protest […]

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Giggie & Stovall Partner with Local Churches to Create Civil Rights Guide to State’s AMEZ Churches

Dr. John Giggie and Ms. Liz Stovall, a Ph.D student focusing on Black migration in the antebellum US, have joined with Rev. Thaddeus Steele, Pastor of Hunter Chapel AMEZ Church in Tuscaloosa, to complete a civil rights guide of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches in Alabama. They will work with members from individual congregations to […]

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Dr. John Giggie Featured in Podcast about Race and Justice

Over the past several weeks, Dr. John Giggie has been quoted or featured in a number of news story run by Alabama Public Radio, National Public Radio, USA Today, and  CNN. Most recently he was featured in a podcast titled “Broken Justice,” about lynching and the roots of mass incarceration. […]

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Cappello, Brock, and Smith interview Bill Baxley

Drs. Lawrence Cappello and Julia Brock, along with History triple-major Andrew Smith, interviewed Bill Baxley this week for the Birmingham Bar Association (BBA). Baxley is a University of Alabama graduate and a former Attorney General (1971-1979) and Lt. Governor (1983-1987) for Alabama. His tenure as A.G. is particularly noteworthy for his prosecution Civil Rights cold cases, including the bombing […]

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Summersell Center and Civil Rights History Task Force Publish Civil Rights Trail Book

Director of the Frances J. Summersell Center for the Study of the South , Dr. John Giggie, working with students from his class on Religion and Civil Rights at The University of Alabama and members of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Task Force, recently published a 37-page Civil Rights History Trail guide for the city of Tuscaloosa. […]

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Dr. David Beito’s T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer Named Best Biography

Drs. David Beito and Linda Royster Beito‘s recent work, T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer, won the 31st Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for best biography from the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest organization of book publishers in the United States. T.R.M. Howard was selected from a field of more than one hundred entrants. […]

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Phi Alpha Theta Students Participate in Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration

Members from the Beta-Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta traveled recently to Selma, Alabama, where they participated in ceremonies commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the landmark Selma-to-Montgomery March. The were accompanied by Dr. Sarah Steinbock-Pratt. The trip was organized by the Department of Gender and Race Studies and underwritten by University Programs. […]

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