Tuscaloosa is typically known as “Title Town” for its numerous athletic National Championships. However, from 1826-1846 it held a title of much larger proportion: as our state capitol
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was organized under an 1865 Congressional order at the conclusion of the Civil War and offered assistance to freed slaves in a variety of ways, including the preservation of handwritten records of 4 million former slaves. These records were compiled in 15 states, as well as the District of Columbia.
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!
If you're interested in our internship program, check out the details here.