Twickenham to Huntsville
Before the city was called Huntsville, there was a district that was called Twickenham. The name did not stick for the city, but it was deemed a historical district with 527 historic buildings that were built in the 1800s that helped settled the town we know as Huntsville. There are green metal signs that signify it is a historic house, when it was built, and what family built it all those years ago. There are many families whose ancestors have planted their roots in Huntsville and their families have chosen to stay and live in the house that they built.
The Truth Is In the Tree
In November 1833, when Charles R. S. Boyington arrived in Mobile, Alabama, he had no way of knowing the Port City would be his final resting place. Boyington came to Mobile from Connecticut, with high hopes, working as a sailor aboard the Cahaba to pay for his passage. The steamboat’s Captain Arnold liked him, so he helped the nineteen-year-old journeyman printer obtain a job in Mobile at Pollard and Dade Printing Company.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was one of the first events to usher in the modern civil rights movement in the United States. Many prominent figures, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, gained national recognition through national and state protests. The Montgomery Bus Boycott included nearly 50,000 participants, all of whom played important roles. Even if they had small parts in the boycott, everyone who participated contributed to a greater cause to bolster a new era of civil rights for African Americans. Jo Ann Robinson was one Montgomery foot soldier. Even though she largely worked behind the scenes, her contributions to the boycott were greatly felt. With her help and others, the Montgomery Bus Boycott will prove significant to the national civil rights movement.
Alabama Heritage BLOG
At Alabama Heritage, we owe many of our successes and smooth operations to our fabulous student interns. We hope that with this blog--written mostly by our interns as well as history students from UAB and a few from our own editors--our readers will have an opportunity to get to know the students who bring so much to the table with their enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise!
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