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The Safe House Black History Museum
Only two weeks before his assassination, on March 21st 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan in a small shotgun house while visiting Greensboro, Alabama. ...
21st Century
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks is one of the most enduring symbols of the American civil rights era of the mid-twentieth century. She was active in the Montgomery chapter of the National Association ...
21st Century
First 911 Call
At 2 pm on February 16, 1968, the very first 9-1-1 call was made in Haleyville, Alabama. The call was made by state Representative Rankin Fite from Haleyville mayor James ...
Literature
Fannie Flagg
Birmingham, Alabama, native Fannie Flagg, who is best known for her novel Fried Green Tomatoes, had a long career as an actress and comedian before dedicating herself to writing. Published ...
Pre-20th Century
Confederacy Government in Montgomery
On February 4th, 1861, delegates from the seceded southern states convened in Montgomery, Alabama, to establish the Confederate States of America. Montgomery was selected as the Confederate capital, and the ...
Pre-20th Century
Chief Menawa
Chief Menawa was a famous leader of the Red Stick faction of Creek Indians dedicated to preserving the traditions and culture of the Creek nation. The Red Stick loss at ...