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Alabama Black History

Famous & Infamous African Americana

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Several people have contributed to Alabama Black History. Here are just afew African Americana we are proud came from Alabama.

1. Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice is without a doubt one of the most impressive women to come out of Alabama (I'm thinking Helen Keller would be the other one). How did she get to where she is now in American politics? This former Secretary of State is still making news.

2. Vonetta Flowers (Bobsledding)

Vonetta Flowers was born October 29, 1973 in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1992, Vonetta graduated from P.D. Jackson Olin High School. She was the first person in her family to go to college. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is married to Johnny Mack Flowers, who is also her coach.On February 19, 2002, Flowers won the Gold Medal for Bobsled.

3. Scottsboro Boys Museum

Scottsboro became famoous worldwide when a trial against nine black boys for raping two white women was brought to the nation's attention. The appeals of these trials that lead to death sentences & life imprisonment became the beginning of our modern civil rights movement. After 17 years of researching the incident, Shelia Washington, a local Scottsboro resident, has opened a museum and cultural center in the memory of the Scottsboro Boys.

4. The Blue Notes

The Blue Notes 5 consist of five Police Officers employed by the City of Huntsville, Alabama. The Blue Notes sing gospel music a cappella to entertain community organizations throughout the Huntsville area. These five guys come from three different precincts in Huntsville.

5. Barack Obama in Bama

Senator Barack Obama visited Huntsville on July 9 for a $1000/plate fundraiser luncheon at The Heritage Club to kickoff his Alabama campaign for the 2008 Presidential election. After the luncheon, Obama headed to Birmingham for another fundraiser.
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