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Basketball
Charles Barkley
Former basketball player and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is one of Alabama’s most recognizable sports stars. Nicknamed “the Round Mound of Rebound” and “Sir Charles,” the Leeds native had ...
20th Century
Fred Shuttlesworth
Fred Shuttlesworth was one of the pioneering figures of the civil rights era and the central leader of the movement in Birmingham. As pastor of Bethel Baptist Church and founder ...
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 ...
Pre-20th Century
Sequoyah
Sequoyah was one of the most influential men in Cherokee history. His greatest legacy was his invention of a written version of the Cherokee spoken language, created largely during his ...
Baseball
Willie Mays
Born in Fairfield, Alabama, Willie Mays is one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game. In 22 major league seasons, mostly with the New York, and later, ...
20th Century
USS Alabama
The USS Alabama is a World War II-era battleship that first served in the Atlantic theater but was better known for helping to take Japanese-held islands in the Pacific between ...