Auburn

Black Heritage in Auburn, Alabama

Auburn University Public History

Part of an ongoing collaboration, this project shares the memories and reflections of African American residents of Auburn

Type: Oral history; Maps and tours; Community history
Website: https://auburnpublichistory.com/black-heritage-in-auburn-al/
City: Auburn
County: Lee
Email: ejg0019@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-4327

Birmingham

Birmingham Bar Association Oral History Project

BBA/UA

An oral history archive of notable Alabama attorneys, many of whom operated at the vanguard of the civil rights movement and broke racial and gender barriers in the Alabama legal community.

Type: Oral History
Website: n/a
Address: Birmingham, AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson
Contact: Birmingham, AL
Email: jbrock2@ua.edu; lcappello@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1869

Invisible Histories Project

Invisible Histories Project

The Invisible Histories Project locates, preserves, researches, and creates for local communities an accessible collection of the rich and diverse history of LGBTQ life in the Deep South. Currently, IHP collects in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. IHP acts as an intermediary between the Queer community and various institutions like universities, museums, archives, and libraries in order to preserve Southern LGBTQ histories.

Type: Oral History, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping, Tour(s), Training / Class / Workshop
Website: invisiblehistory.org
Address: PO Box 101672
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson
Contact: PO Box 101672
Email: maigen@invisiblehistory.org
Phone: 2053106638

Dothan

Campus Commemoratives

Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus

Locates and provides more information on campus named infrastructure including buildings, rooms, and trees.

Type: Digital mapping; website
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/formoreinfo/home.html
City: Dothan
County: Houston
Email: molliff@troy.edu
Phone: 334-983-6556 x21327

Virtual Guided Tour of Historic Buildings

Landmark Park (Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc.)

Websites providing information on each of 6 historical buildings on the Landmark Park Campus, triggered by QR codes at each site.

Type: Descriptive websites
Website: https://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/virtual-guided-tour/
Address: 430 Landmark Dr.
City: Dothan
Contact: 430 Landmark Dr.
Email: laurav@landmarkparkdothan.com
Phone: 334-794-3452

Florence

Civil Rights Struggle in the Shoals

University of North Alabama

Type: Research / Website / Curriculum Development
Website: https://civilrightsshoals.com/
Address: University of North Alabama
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: University of North Alabama
Email: aquiros@una.edu and bdempsey@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-4439

Forks of Cypress African American Descendants

Forks of Cypress African American Descendants/Pope's Tavern Museum

The African-American Descendants of the Forks of Cypress aims to reveal a history of which most people are unaware. Across the country, coast to coast, we are seeing a surge in unheralded histories being brought to life. This humbling work is being completed by independent researchers, institutions of higher education, as well as descendants of those who cultivated the country’s economic, cultural, and tried and true sustainability. The said sustainability was/is afforded by the work of enslaved labor. Florence, Alabama has an opportunity to join in the collective of those we are intentional in creating a more comprehensive learning experience via the connection to ancestral roots for descendants of the Forks.

Type: Oral History, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.florencealmuseums.com/landing-page/popes-tavern
Address: 203 Hermitage Drive
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 203 Hermitage Drive
Email: Historybeforeus@gmail.com
Phone: 615 438 3439

Hidden Spaces of North Alabama

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and UNA Public History Center

Type: Survey / Interview / Website / Mapping
Website: https://hiddenspaces.org/
Address: University of North Alabama
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: University of North Alabama
Email: cbarske@una.edu and bdempsey@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Pope's Tavern Remembrance Project

Pope's Tavern Museum

The Pope's Tavern Remembrance Project aims to identify and humanized people enslaved in the Shoals area. We would like to remember more of the people enslaved in our area by putting their names on bricks on the walls of the exhibit. This way, their names and stories are not forgotten. Our community will be stronger for coming together in remembrance of overlooked people. Your Part: We’d like your help. We are asking classes to choose a person from the packet provided. Your class can do some research and write a paragraph about why you chose the name. Your class can then visit the exhibit and put the name on a brick. We’ll create a website where the information that each class provided will be displayed, linking it to an image of the brick in the exhibit. Process: -Pope’s Tavern provides packets with information about enslaved people. -Pope’s Tavern helps to introduce the project to schools with a presentation/workshop about the exhibit and project. -Students work as a group to choose a name from the packet. Students write about why they chose the name and what it means to them that it will be preserved. -Students visit the Museum and write the name on the brick. -The stories will be put on a website with images of the bricks

Type: Website Documentation, Curriculum Development, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.florencealmuseums.com/landing-page/popes-tavern
Address: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35360
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35360
Email: connect@florencealmuseums.com
Phone: (256) 760 6439

Project Threadways

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Alabama Chanin, Project Thrreadways

Type: Oral history/research
Website: https://projectthreadways.org/
Address: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Email: cbarske@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Roots of American Music Trail

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Type: Oral history/research
Website: https://musictrail.una.edu/
Address: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Email: cbarske@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Thousand Eyes Program

Shoals Archaeological Stewardship

Because the Tennessee River watershed covers a vast territory, TVA staff members are unable to protect all of these sites from being damaged or destroyed through looting or vandalism. In order to address this problem, TVA has developed a volunteerism project called A Thousand Eyes. Through this project, TVA works with local groups and communities to protect archaeological sites and preserve them for future generations. Staff members conduct cultural resources presentations and field trips in which communities have the opportunity to learn more about the protection of sites on TVA land, are encouraged to take action when they see suspicious activity (digging, unpermitted dredging, etc.).

Type: Training / Class / Workshop
Website: www.tva.com/thousandeyes
Address: 1028 South Court Street
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 1028 South Court Street
Email: culturalresources@tva.gov
Phone: Katie Fillers, 800-548-4005

Harpersville

Immersive Tour of the Datcher History House

Auburn University Public History

This project, a collaboration with Klein Arts and Culture, presents and contextualizes the collections of Peter Datcher, keeper of one the largest collections of a Black agricultural family in Alabama.

Type: Oral history; digital humanities; digital mapping; digital exhibition
Website: https://auburnpublichistory.com/360-tour-of-the-datcher-history-house/
City: Harpersville
County: Shelby
Email: ejg0019@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-4327

Montgomery

Architecture of the Enslaved: Documenting Alabama's Enslaved Dwellings

Alabama Historical Commission

Type: Survey / Registration
Website: https://ahc.alabama.gov/slavedwellingsurvey.aspx
Address: 468 S. Perry Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 468 S. Perry Street
Email: Evelyn.Causey@ahc.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-230-2696

Hurricane Michael Survey and Registration Grant

Alabama Historical Commission

Type: Survey / Registration
Website: https://ahc.alabama.gov/hurricanemichaelgrants.aspx
Address: 468 S. Perry Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 468 S. Perry Street
Email: Hannah.Garmon@ahc.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-230-2644

Lantern Project

Montgomery County Archives

In 2020 the Montgomery County Archives (MCA) (AL.), Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Delta State University, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (MS.), and the Natchez Historical Foundation received $340,424 in grant funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission for a three-year project to digitize pre-Civil War legal records that document enslaved people for a project titled “The Lantern Project.” The end result of the project will be a web portal of the digitized and transcribed records. The records and their accompanying data will also be added to the Digital Library on American Slavery at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Type: Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.montgomeryprobatecourtal.gov/divisions/archives
Address: 101 South Lawrence Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 101 South Lawrence Street
Email: dallashanbury@mc-ala.org
Phone: 3348327173

Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw House Interpretive Plan Project

The Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

This interpretive plan will focus on the experiences of the enslaved at the site and urban slavery in Montgomery. This plan will facilitate public programing and tours to bring awareness to this rare resource within Alabama.

Type: Tour(s)
Website: https://www.oldalabamatown.com/
Address: 230 North Hull Street Montgomery 36104
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 230 North Hull Street Montgomery 36104
Email: education@oldalabamatown.com
Phone: 334-240-4617

Selma

Memory and the March: Selma's Footsoldiers

Auburn University Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

This interdisciplinary effort seeks to reconstruct the events of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" through oral histories and complex, reconstructive digital scans.

Type: Oral history; Digital humanities; Digital scanning and mapping
City: Selma
County: Dallas

Tuscaloosa

Flow Tuscaloosa

University of Alabama

Flow Tuscaloosa draws from the successful restoration of Hurricane Creek, a Tuscaloosa natural resource, to inspire protection of the Black Warrior River and its tributaries and to bring attention to the unique history and ecology of our watershed. The project hopes to inspire environmental stewardship through art-making: we’re hosting a series of lantern-building workshops, a community lantern parade (May 21 2022), and artist exhibitions in the spring and summer of 2022 (June-August 2022. See our full calendar and FAQ page for more information.

Type: Training / Class / Workshop
Website: flowtuscaloosa.com
Address: Tuscaloosa
City: Tuscaloosa
County: Tuscaloosa
Contact: Tuscaloosa
Email: jbrock2@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1869

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Trail

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation seeks to bring about positive change and reconciliation through collecting, preserving, and telling the stories of the important struggle for civil rights in Tuscaloosa.

Type: Oral History, Curriculum Development, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping, Tour(s)
Website: https://civilrightstuscaloosa.org/
Address: Tuscaloosa, AL
City: Tuscaloosa
County: Tuscaloosa
Contact: Tuscaloosa, AL
Email: sbridges@retiree.ua.edu
Phone: n/a

Auburn

Black Heritage in Auburn, Alabama

Auburn University Public History

Part of an ongoing collaboration, this project shares the memories and reflections of African American residents of Auburn

Type: Oral history; Maps and tours; Community history
Website: https://auburnpublichistory.com/black-heritage-in-auburn-al/
City: Auburn
County: Lee
Email: ejg0019@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-4327

Birmingham

Birmingham Bar Association Oral History Project

BBA/UA

An oral history archive of notable Alabama attorneys, many of whom operated at the vanguard of the civil rights movement and broke racial and gender barriers in the Alabama legal community.

Type: Oral History
Website: n/a
Address: Birmingham, AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson
Contact: Birmingham, AL
Email: jbrock2@ua.edu; lcappello@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1869

Invisible Histories Project

Invisible Histories Project

The Invisible Histories Project locates, preserves, researches, and creates for local communities an accessible collection of the rich and diverse history of LGBTQ life in the Deep South. Currently, IHP collects in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. IHP acts as an intermediary between the Queer community and various institutions like universities, museums, archives, and libraries in order to preserve Southern LGBTQ histories.

Type: Oral History, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping, Tour(s), Training / Class / Workshop
Website: invisiblehistory.org
Address: PO Box 101672
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson
Contact: PO Box 101672
Email: maigen@invisiblehistory.org
Phone: 2053106638

Dothan

Campus Commemoratives

Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus

Locates and provides more information on campus named infrastructure including buildings, rooms, and trees.

Type: Digital mapping; website
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/formoreinfo/home.html
City: Dothan
County: Houston
Email: molliff@troy.edu
Phone: 334-983-6556 x21327

Virtual Guided Tour of Historic Buildings

Landmark Park (Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc.)

Websites providing information on each of 6 historical buildings on the Landmark Park Campus, triggered by QR codes at each site.

Type: Descriptive websites
Website: https://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/virtual-guided-tour/
Address: 430 Landmark Dr.
City: Dothan
Contact: 430 Landmark Dr.
Email: laurav@landmarkparkdothan.com
Phone: 334-794-3452

Florence

Civil Rights Struggle in the Shoals

University of North Alabama

Type: Research / Website / Curriculum Development
Website: https://civilrightsshoals.com/
Address: University of North Alabama
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: University of North Alabama
Email: aquiros@una.edu and bdempsey@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-4439

Forks of Cypress African American Descendants

Forks of Cypress African American Descendants/Pope's Tavern Museum

The African-American Descendants of the Forks of Cypress aims to reveal a history of which most people are unaware. Across the country, coast to coast, we are seeing a surge in unheralded histories being brought to life. This humbling work is being completed by independent researchers, institutions of higher education, as well as descendants of those who cultivated the country’s economic, cultural, and tried and true sustainability. The said sustainability was/is afforded by the work of enslaved labor. Florence, Alabama has an opportunity to join in the collective of those we are intentional in creating a more comprehensive learning experience via the connection to ancestral roots for descendants of the Forks.

Type: Oral History, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.florencealmuseums.com/landing-page/popes-tavern
Address: 203 Hermitage Drive
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 203 Hermitage Drive
Email: Historybeforeus@gmail.com
Phone: 615 438 3439

Hidden Spaces of North Alabama

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and UNA Public History Center

Type: Survey / Interview / Website / Mapping
Website: https://hiddenspaces.org/
Address: University of North Alabama
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: University of North Alabama
Email: cbarske@una.edu and bdempsey@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Pope's Tavern Remembrance Project

Pope's Tavern Museum

The Pope's Tavern Remembrance Project aims to identify and humanized people enslaved in the Shoals area. We would like to remember more of the people enslaved in our area by putting their names on bricks on the walls of the exhibit. This way, their names and stories are not forgotten. Our community will be stronger for coming together in remembrance of overlooked people. Your Part: We’d like your help. We are asking classes to choose a person from the packet provided. Your class can do some research and write a paragraph about why you chose the name. Your class can then visit the exhibit and put the name on a brick. We’ll create a website where the information that each class provided will be displayed, linking it to an image of the brick in the exhibit. Process: -Pope’s Tavern provides packets with information about enslaved people. -Pope’s Tavern helps to introduce the project to schools with a presentation/workshop about the exhibit and project. -Students work as a group to choose a name from the packet. Students write about why they chose the name and what it means to them that it will be preserved. -Students visit the Museum and write the name on the brick. -The stories will be put on a website with images of the bricks

Type: Website Documentation, Curriculum Development, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.florencealmuseums.com/landing-page/popes-tavern
Address: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35360
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence, AL 35360
Email: connect@florencealmuseums.com
Phone: (256) 760 6439

Project Threadways

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Alabama Chanin, Project Thrreadways

Type: Oral history/research
Website: https://projectthreadways.org/
Address: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Email: cbarske@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Roots of American Music Trail

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Type: Oral history/research
Website: https://musictrail.una.edu/
Address: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Email: cbarske@una.edu
Phone: 256-765-5028

Thousand Eyes Program

Shoals Archaeological Stewardship

Because the Tennessee River watershed covers a vast territory, TVA staff members are unable to protect all of these sites from being damaged or destroyed through looting or vandalism. In order to address this problem, TVA has developed a volunteerism project called A Thousand Eyes. Through this project, TVA works with local groups and communities to protect archaeological sites and preserve them for future generations. Staff members conduct cultural resources presentations and field trips in which communities have the opportunity to learn more about the protection of sites on TVA land, are encouraged to take action when they see suspicious activity (digging, unpermitted dredging, etc.).

Type: Training / Class / Workshop
Website: www.tva.com/thousandeyes
Address: 1028 South Court Street
City: Florence
County: Lauderdale
Contact: 1028 South Court Street
Email: culturalresources@tva.gov
Phone: Katie Fillers, 800-548-4005

Harpersville

Immersive Tour of the Datcher History House

Auburn University Public History

This project, a collaboration with Klein Arts and Culture, presents and contextualizes the collections of Peter Datcher, keeper of one the largest collections of a Black agricultural family in Alabama.

Type: Oral history; digital humanities; digital mapping; digital exhibition
Website: https://auburnpublichistory.com/360-tour-of-the-datcher-history-house/
City: Harpersville
County: Shelby
Email: ejg0019@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-4327

Montgomery

Architecture of the Enslaved: Documenting Alabama's Enslaved Dwellings

Alabama Historical Commission

Type: Survey / Registration
Website: https://ahc.alabama.gov/slavedwellingsurvey.aspx
Address: 468 S. Perry Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 468 S. Perry Street
Email: Evelyn.Causey@ahc.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-230-2696

Hurricane Michael Survey and Registration Grant

Alabama Historical Commission

Type: Survey / Registration
Website: https://ahc.alabama.gov/hurricanemichaelgrants.aspx
Address: 468 S. Perry Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 468 S. Perry Street
Email: Hannah.Garmon@ahc.alabama.gov
Phone: 334-230-2644

Lantern Project

Montgomery County Archives

In 2020 the Montgomery County Archives (MCA) (AL.), Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Delta State University, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library (MS.), and the Natchez Historical Foundation received $340,424 in grant funding from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission for a three-year project to digitize pre-Civil War legal records that document enslaved people for a project titled “The Lantern Project.” The end result of the project will be a web portal of the digitized and transcribed records. The records and their accompanying data will also be added to the Digital Library on American Slavery at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Type: Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping
Website: https://www.montgomeryprobatecourtal.gov/divisions/archives
Address: 101 South Lawrence Street
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 101 South Lawrence Street
Email: dallashanbury@mc-ala.org
Phone: 3348327173

Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw House Interpretive Plan Project

The Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery

This interpretive plan will focus on the experiences of the enslaved at the site and urban slavery in Montgomery. This plan will facilitate public programing and tours to bring awareness to this rare resource within Alabama.

Type: Tour(s)
Website: https://www.oldalabamatown.com/
Address: 230 North Hull Street Montgomery 36104
City: Montgomery
County: Montgomery
Contact: 230 North Hull Street Montgomery 36104
Email: education@oldalabamatown.com
Phone: 334-240-4617

Selma

Memory and the March: Selma's Footsoldiers

Auburn University Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

This interdisciplinary effort seeks to reconstruct the events of Selma's "Bloody Sunday" through oral histories and complex, reconstructive digital scans.

Type: Oral history; Digital humanities; Digital scanning and mapping
City: Selma
County: Dallas

Flow Tuscaloosa

University of Alabama

Flow Tuscaloosa draws from the successful restoration of Hurricane Creek, a Tuscaloosa natural resource, to inspire protection of the Black Warrior River and its tributaries and to bring attention to the unique history and ecology of our watershed. The project hopes to inspire environmental stewardship through art-making: we’re hosting a series of lantern-building workshops, a community lantern parade (May 21 2022), and artist exhibitions in the spring and summer of 2022 (June-August 2022. See our full calendar and FAQ page for more information.

Type: Training / Class / Workshop
Website: flowtuscaloosa.com
Address: Tuscaloosa
City: Tuscaloosa
County: Tuscaloosa
Contact: Tuscaloosa
Email: jbrock2@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-1869

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Trail

Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation

The Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History & Reconciliation Foundation seeks to bring about positive change and reconciliation through collecting, preserving, and telling the stories of the important struggle for civil rights in Tuscaloosa.

Type: Oral History, Curriculum Development, Digital Humanities / digitization / Mapping, Tour(s)
Website: https://civilrightstuscaloosa.org/
Address: Tuscaloosa, AL
City: Tuscaloosa
County: Tuscaloosa
Contact: Tuscaloosa, AL
Email: sbridges@retiree.ua.edu
Phone: n/a