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20th Century
Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King (1927-2006), most widely known as the wife and widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., carried on his vision of nonviolent protest to effect ...
Sports
Fabulous Flock Family
The Flock family of Fort Payne is perhaps the most adventurous family in Alabama history. Brothers Bob, Fonty, and Tim, were early stock-car-racing stars; sisters, Reo, a barnstormer, and Ethel, ...
Culture
Gee’s Bend Quilts
Quilt making has a long history in Alabama, and there are no finer examples of this art form than the motifs and craftsmanship of the quilts of Gee’s Bend. Since ...
Literature
Harper Lee
Harper Lee is best known as the author of one of the most affecting and widely read books of American literature, To Kill a Mockingbird. The native Alabamian drew deeply ...
Engineering
Horace King
Horace King was the most respected bridge-builder in the southeast during the mid-nineteenth century. As a slave until 1846, King and his master John Godwin worked as partners on major ...
Pre-20th Century
Huntsville – Interim Capital
As the first incorporated town in Alabama, Huntsville played an important part in the birth and growth of the state. Huntsville served as the temporary capital of Alabama from 1819 ...