Recent Videos and Activities for 20th Century

Hattie Hooker Wilkins

Selma native Hattie Hooker Wilkins was the first woman elected to the Alabama State Legislature. She joined the 1923 Alabama House of Representatives as a Democrat, expressing the belief that [more]

April 13, 2018

Amelia Boynton Robinson

Amelia Boynton Robinson was a leading civil rights activist who played a key role in the efforts that led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and was the [more]

February 20, 2018

Lurleen Wallace

Lurleen Wallace became the first female governor of Alabama in 1967. Laws at the time prevented her husband Governor George Wallace from seeking a second term, so Mrs. Wallace ran [more]

January 18, 2018

Hugo Black

Hugo Black served in the U.S. Senate and on the U.S. Supreme Court for 34 years. He was appointed and confirmed to the Court in August 1937. Shortly after his [more]

April 13, 2017