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Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Self-taught artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth was born in Fayette County, where he spent his entire life in a modest home, even as he rose to prominence as of one of ...
Alabama Department of Archives and History
The Alabama Department of Archives and History was founded in 1901, becoming the nation’s first publicly funded, independent state archives agency. The Archives identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records and ...
Bryan Kirkland
Oneonta native Bryan Kirkland is a gold medal US Paralympian. He was a member of the 2000 and 2008 gold medal teams in wheelchair rugby and won bronze in 2004. ...
Satchel Paige
Mobile native Leroy “Satchel” Paige was one of the finest pitchers in baseball and certainly the most durable. Early in his career, he played for the Birmingham Black Barons and ...
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Tuskegee Airmen
The World war II era Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots in U.S. military service. Because Tuskegee was the only training facility for black pilots in the United ...
Heart of Dixie
Although Alabama has no official state nickname, it’s often referred to by its “unofficial” nickname, “The Heart of Dixie”. The motto began in the late 1940s and early 1950s as ...
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