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Black History Month

(Photo credit: John England Jr. Facebook)
(Photo credit: John England Jr. Facebook)

Black History in the Making: Judge John England

Anybody in Tuscaloosa that has had to deal with the justice system in Tuscaloosa has heard of Judge England. But what many don't know is that Judge John England was the first black circuit judge in Tuscaloosa and one of the first (along with Charles Steele, Jr.) to serve on the Tuscaloosa's first elected city council.

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(Photo credit: YouTube/Clyde Bradley)
(Photo credit: YouTube/Clyde Bradley)

Black History in the Making: Charles Steele, Jr.

In the last two decades or so, he was known as Senator Charles Steele and then the National President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But Charles Steele, Jr.'s name was made great in Tuscaloosa long before either of these titles when in 1985, he became one of the first blacks elected to the Tuscaloosa City Council (along with John England, Jr.).

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"45 Years Across The Bridge: The Battles of Selma" Screening
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Black History in the Making: Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Since being in office, Congresswoman Terri Sewell has held numerous "town hall" meetings to gain perspectives from the constituents of her district. That's important for any politician, but did you know that Congresswoman Sewell is the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama?

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(Photo credit: City of Tuscaloosa/Facebook)
(Photo credit: City of Tuscaloosa/Facebook)

Black History in the Making: Harrison Taylor

We all know him for his long-time service on the Tuscaloosa City Council, but Harrison Taylor was also the first black postal carrier in Tuscaloosa.

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[Black History]Jack Johnson The First American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion [VIDEO]

February 3 1903 John Arthur “Jack” Johnson won the Negro Heavyweight Title. Johnson whose nickname was the Galveston Giant became the first African American world Heavyweight boxing champion at the height of the Jim Crow era...

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<> on February 3, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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February 2 2009 Eric Holder The First Black U.S. General Attorney Is Confirmed

On February 2, 2009 Eric Holder became the first Black man to be confirmed as United States Attorney General.

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DC Comics

[BLACK HISTORY] Black Lightning Was DC Comics First Black Superhero

You know when you think about comic books you think about Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and the flash to name a few...

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(Photo credit: Elliot Spillers Facebook)
(Photo credit: Elliot Spillers Facebook)

Black History in the Making: Cleo Thomas and Elliot Spillers

In March 2015, Elliot Spillers became the University of Alabama's first black Student Government Association president in four decades!

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February Is Black ‘Our’story Month

With this month being what it is to so many of us I must ask, 'What is your part in our story' not 'his'story?

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Clinton Portraits Unveiled At The White House
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Black History in the Making: West Alabama Edition- Simmie Knox

Have you ever heard of Simmie Knox?

Simmie Knox is an artist who is the first black man to create an official U.S. presidential portrait. And where is he from? Mr. Knox was born in Aliceville, Alabama!

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