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Many Alabama colonial ancestors embraced the Quaker faith and were persecuted for their beliefs

Faith and Courage: 2nd Edition -presents the religious persecution of Quakers in Pre-Revolutionary War days of America intertwined with a love story. The characters…

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The Great Depression brought migrant workers to Birmingham in 1937 [photographs]

The Great Depression brought migrant workers to Birmingham in 1937 [photographs] Scroll down for this Patron+ member story  In the years 1935-1941 in the…

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The faces in the 33 photos of Coal Miners in and around Birmingham, Alabama in 1937 reflect the difficulty of their job (Updated)

These coal miners from Birmingham and Walker County, Alabama had no idea that when they went to work one cold morning in February of…

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UPDATED WITH PODCAST -Why hasn’t the State of Alabama recognized this wonderful lady for her major accomplishments?

I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing an extraordinary lady who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, attended Ramsey High School, and went on to…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST -An inspiring true-life story about the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930 – Part II

(Continued from Part I) An inspiring unedited true story from the author of History of Eufaula, published in 1930  SCROLL DOWN TO CONTINUE . .…

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PATRON + The 1937 University of Alabama football team [see films] had some controversial calls according to this article

Controversial calls reveal difficulties before instant replay in football Transcribed from The Tuscaloosa News -November 16, 1937 We look upon the Crimson Tide with…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

An amazing story and film about the small town of Slapout the hometown of a finalist’s from 2014 American Idol, Jessica Meuse

Holtville High School, Alabama A school in the National & International spotlight (Continued below) Holtville is 27 miles northwest of Montgomery, Alabama and is…

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PATRON + Photographs of Gee’s Bend – two years after the assistance of the Federal Resettlement program in 1939 – new homes

The Resettlement Administration (RA) was a New Deal U.S. federal agency that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the…

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PATRON + Gee’s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama at the start of the Federal Government Resettlement Program in 1939

In 1937, the United States Government Resettlement Program purchased the old Pettway plantation and two adjacent farms in Wilcox County, Alabama and divided the land, then…