African-American History in Madison County
African-American History in Madison County - Resources for Teachers and Students
Digital History Resources
- Rocket City Civil Rights - The Mission of the Rocket City Civil Rights project is to capture, document, and share oral histories of the successful, non-violent civil rights movement in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Huntsville African-American History Project - This locally organized project is collecting oral histories from Huntsville's African-American community. Their collection, available for viewing and listening online and through Facebook, contains interviews concerning the civil rights movement, local schools, local music, and Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space Flight Center, among others.
- Scottsboro Boys Museum - Located in Scottsboro, Alabama, the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center chronicles the important story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine young African-American men who were involved in a racially charged court case in North Alabama in the 1930s and became important national and international figureheads for the early civil rights movement.
- The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute - The BCRI is a nationally recognized center for civil rights history, commemoration, and research. They provide a wide variety of useful and interesting resources on Civil Rights history at their Resources website.
- African Americans in Huntsville History listed in the Huntsville History Collection (list is a work in progress).
- Browse Alabama History Education Materials on Slavery through the Alabama State Archives.
- Browse Alabama History Education Materials on the Civil Rights Movement through the Alabama State Archives.
- The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1963: Reflections - Video - Fred D. Gray discusses his work with the Civil Rights Movement.
- "Segregation Forever": The Speech that Launched George Wallace's National Career - Video - Dan Carter discusses George Wallace's 1963 Inaugural Address.
- Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of the Women in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee - Video - Montgomery historian and archivist Gwen Patton shares her experiences with excerpts from her essay in Hands on the Freedom Plow.
- The Gathering Storm: The Alabama Civil Rights Scene, 1962 - Video - Glenn T. Eskew discusses pivotal events in Alabama's civil rights movement in 1962.
- The Legacy of Alabama Gospel Quartets - Video - Doug Seroff discusses the "Alabama Sound," with a performance by the Four Eagles Gospel Quartet.
- Alabama State Black Archives and Museum - Located on the campus of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville.
Books Available on PDF
- Free People of Color in Madison County, Alabama by Nancy Rohr, 2015. (full text pdf)
- The People Who Lived On The Land That Is Now Called Redstone Arsenal by Beverly S. Curry, 2005. (full text pdf)
Glimpses of Old Huntsville
Glimpses of Old Huntsville - A series of brief audio recordings by Nancy Rohr, a local historian, author and storyteller whose familiar voice tells stories about life in early Huntsville, the residents of historic homes and local heroines of the Civil War.