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Mother Angelica
Mother Angelica was the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, located in Irondale, and founder of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. Born Rita Antoinette Rizzo ...
Pre-20th Century
Julia Tutwiler
Tuscaloosa native Julia Tutwiler was an educator, prison reformer, writer and outspoken proponent of education for women. She was closely involved with the founding of institutions that became the University ...
Music
Wayne Perkins
Birmingham native, David Wayne Perkins is a Rock and R & B guitarist, singer, songwriter and session musician. As a session musician at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Perkins backed several ...
Engineering
Kathryn C. Thornton
Montgomery native Kathryn C. Thornton is a physicist and former NASA astronaut. A veteran of four space flights, Thornton has logged over 975 hours in space, including more than 21 ...
Science
E.O. Wilson
E. O. Wilson, known as the “father of biodiversity,” is a naturalist, environmentalist, ecologist, entomologist and humanist. Born in Birmingham, Wilson moved around in childhood and grew up largely in ...
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Eugene Allen Smith
Eugene Allen Smith was a professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the University of Alabama. As state geologist he was tasked with traveling throughout the state to document its resources. ...
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