Tonya Groomes

Tonya Groomes

Tonya Groomes’ relative was an Alabama man named Green Cottingham, who at age 22 was caught up in the convict lease system in 1908.

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Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey serves on the Board of the Alabama Historical Association and conducts historical tours of Montgomery, Alabama.

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PJ MacAlpine

PJ MacAlpine

PJ MacAlpine’s great-grandmother was enslaved in Forkland Green, Alabama by Jefferson Carruthers MacAlpine, a white plantation owner.

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Noah Duffy

Noah Duffy

Noah Duffy and his friend Carey Fountain are Birmingham artists who founded the Black Cherry Tree Project, a community arts project.

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Lyn Stafford

Lyn Stafford

Lyn Stafford’s memories of her childhood in segregated Margaret, Alabama, a small mining community, inspired her to write a book.

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Lisa McNair

Lisa McNair

Lisa McNair is a sister of Denise McNair, one of the four little girls who were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

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Kimberly McNair

Kimberly McNair

Kimberly McNair is a sister of Denise McNair, one of the four little girls who were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing.

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Joi Brown

Joi Brown

Joi Brown is Jefferson County Memorial Project’s director. She researches and educates people about Jefferson County lynching victims.

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Dorothy Tuck

Dorothy Tuck

Dorothy Tuck is a descendant of Susan Embry, one of six slaves owned by Elijah Embry in Talladega County, Alabama, in the early-to-mid 1800s.

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Derryn Moten

Derryn Moten

Derryn Moten is chair and professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science at Alabama State University.

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