African-American History in Madison County

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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.

Books Available on 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.

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