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Lella Warren
Lella Warren was born in Clayton, Barbour County. During a writing career that spanned more than half of the twentieth century, Warren wrote novels, short stories, autobiographical essays, and features. ...
Pre-20th Century
Brother Bryan
James Alexander Bryan, better known as Brother Bryan, was a well-loved pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. He was an outspoken supporter of racial reconciliation. He is best remembered ...
Pre-20th Century
David Moniac
David Moniac was born near Pinchona Creek in present-day Montgomery County. He was of mixed Creek Indian and white ancestry and a grand-nephew of Creek leader Alexander McGillivray. He was ...
Medicine
Percy L. Julian
Montgomery native Percy L. Julian was an internationally acclaimed chemist. The third African American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry, he specialized in the chemistry of natural products and their ...
20th Century
Hazel Brannon Smith
Alabama born and educated, Hazel Brannon Smith owned and edited four Mississippi weekly newspapers during the 1950s and 60s. She spoke out against racial violence and intimidation and in support ...
Arts
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 ...
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