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Vulcan Statue and Park
The statue of Vulcan, Roman god of fire, looks down over the city of Birmingham from a height of almost 600 feet and watches over the city it was built ...
The Iron Bowl
The cultural importance of College football in the South is embodied in the Iron Bowl, the annual meeting of Auburn University and the University of Alabama. The rivalry stretches back ...
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute was developed out of a need for a deep understanding of race relations and civil rights issues. The Institute opened in 1992, spearheaded by Birmingham’s ...
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George Washington Carver
As one of the most recognized names in agricultural research, George Washington Carver overcame numerous obstacles to achieve a graduate education and gain international fame as an educator, inventor, and ...
Augusta Evans Wilson
Augusta Jane Evans Wilson was a well-known novelist and philanthropist in the 19th century. Writing in the domestic fiction genre, she published nine novels – the most popular being St. ...
Mobile Health Department
Mobile’s commitment to public health has been a component of the city’s illustrious history since its founding in 1702. The Board of Health was officially established in 1816 as the ...
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