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Traveling Exhibition on the Life and Career of Joe Louis Barrow at Chambers County, Alabama Library for 100th Birthday

In recognition of boxing great Joe Louis’ 100th birthday, a traveling exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of the pugilist will make its first stop of a cross-country tour in the boxer’s home county, Chambers County, Ala., on May 13. The exhibit, “Joe Louis Barrow: A Life and Career in Context,” draws from images and […]

Here We Mark the Price of Freedom

On Veterans Day, AHF Board of Directors chairman Jim Noles travelled to Pine Hill, Alabama, to speak at the town’s third annual Veterans Day celebration.  Pine Hill is a small town with a population of approximately 400 people, in Wilcox County, about two and a half hours south of Birmingham.  The following are Jim’s remarks. I thank […]

National Arts and Humanities Month

There are two weeks left in October, two weeks more of National Arts and Humanities Month. As the president said in 2009, “Throughout our nation’s history, the power of the arts and humanities to move people has built bridges and enriched lives, bringing individuals and communities together through the resonance of creative expression. It is […]

The Stonetalker’s Memorial

There’s been much ado about memorials of late, many which, sadly, draw people to opposing sides and defeat their intended purposes. So it was refreshing recently to experience a memorial not embedded with controversy, not erected for profit, not seeking the glamour of fame. This opportunity arose when, once again, my wife dragged me reluctantly, […]

Journey to Alexander City

Main Street in Alexander City is exactly what you would expect a town’s Main Street to be: charming, welcoming. A small street lined with shops and government buildings and a real soda fountain at Carlisle Drug. It is here, in this storied town’s center, where the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “Journey Stories” is housed in the […]

A Long Journey Short

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]

The Journey Story of Amelia Barton Trowbridge

The Alabama Humanities Foundation will sponsor a traveling exhibition called “Journey Stories” in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution beginning June 25 in Jasper. This post is the first in a series that will highlight our own personal journey stories. Our stories may include how our ancestors traveled from far away lands to come to America, […]