Sonnie Hereford, III

Dr. Sonnie Hereford III and Sonnie Hereford IV walk down 5th Avenue (Governors Drive) from 5th Avenue School. Governor Wallace had kept the schools closed on that day rather than allow them to be integrated. (from Radio Netherlands Worldwide)

 Physician, Civil Rights Activist

Born:January 7, 1931, Huntsville, AL
Husband of:Martha Ann Hereford
Father of:Sonnie Hereford, IV


•  Childred of Sonnie (III) and Martha Ann Hereford include Kimela, Lee Valerie, Linda, Martha Jacqueline, Brenda and Sonnie (IV).

•  Sonnie (III) is the son of Jannie Burwell and Sonnie (II) Hereford.

•  The movie, "A Civil Rights Journey," by Sonnie Hereford is based on footage he shot of the local actions to bring about integration in Huntsville. A copy can be purchased at Expansion Books in Huntsville. - Expansion Books

Related Links:

•  Amazon - To buy his book "Beside Troubled Waters" from Amazon

•  Huntsville Times - Article from December 29, 2010

•  Radio Netherlands Worldwide - Great 18 minute audio interview with photos (Originally found at

•  Teaching Tolerance - Hereford's films have recently been included in a larger documentary "Mighty Times: The Children's March," an Academy Award-winner in the Documentary Short Subject category.

•  WorldCat - Find a copy of the movie, "A Civil Rights Journey," here.

•  YouTube - WHCAA Tribute video

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Martha Ann Hereford
•  Sonnie Hereford, IV