Built in 1903 by students of the Tuskegee Normal School, later named Tuskegee Institute and now Tuskegee University. The students made the bricks by hand and built the two room school under the directions of Dr. Booker T. Washington. It was constructed for the descendants of slaves. Located on three acres of land and restored to its originality, today it is a developing historic museum that tells the story of early school life and living in rural Alabama. The school houses the exposition of local African Americans education and achievements from the slave ships to the space ships, highlighting those of Tuskegee Univertity who help develop the NASA project of growing food in space. Tours daily by request.
The Birmingham Campaign is considered one of the most influential campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. It would become a major catalyst for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and usher a new era of freedom and equality in the United States.
On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four African-American girls and sparking widespread outrage over the violent resistance by many white southerners to the civil rights movement.
"The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, stood at the door of the auditorium to try to block the entry of two black students, Vivian Malone Jones and James Hood.
The incident brought George Wallace into the national spotlight."
The Civil Rights Memorial honors the achievements and memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement, a period framed by the momentous Brown v. Board decision in 1954 and the assassination of Dr.
Philadelphia Sunday Sun My Soul Looks Back In Wonder: Selma, Alabama Philadelphia Sunday Sun The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail begins at Brown Chapel and continues 54-miles to Montgomery, the state capital.
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