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White Sand Beaches
Alabama’s Gulf Coast is renowned for its white sand beaches. Bordering the Gulf of Mexico, it is an important part of the quality of life for many of the state’s ...
20th Century
The Black Belt
The Black Belt of Alabama, named for its dark, rich soils, contains counties in the central part of the state. Alabama’s Black Belt is part of a larger crescent-shaped area ...
Pre-20th Century
Treaty of Cusseta
The Treaty of Cusseta was an agreement between the U.S. government and the Creek Nation in which the Creeks were forced to exchange their remaining land in Alabama for new ...
Jim Nabors
Sylacauga native Jim Nabors is best known for playing Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show. Pyle’s catch phrases “well gollee” and “shazam” would become household favorites. Nabors was a ...
Track and Field
Nell Jackson
Tuskegee Institute graduate Nell Jackson was the first black head coach for a U.S. Olympic track and field team. She served as the head coach of the women’s team at ...
William Crawford Gorgas
William Crawford Gorgas was born on October 3, 1854, in Toulminville, Alabama. Gorgas was a pioneer in the field of public health and tropical medicine and his work in eradicating ...
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