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From the “Red Sea” to the Red Mountain – Part I

Since mid-July I have been experiencing something that must be quite rare in marriages: a growing fascination with the genealogy of my ancestral in-laws. Before she died in 2010, my mother had compiled a detailed family tree of her Wheeler and Glass lines. My half-brother, Carl Stewart, Jr., is now the official keeper of the […]

The Golden Age of Hitchhiking

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, […]

Early Female Chroniclers of African-American Life in Alabama

AHF Recognizes Women’s History Month During March, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Women’s History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. As February—Black History Month—turns to March—Women’s History Month—it’s worth noting that three women played key roles in recording the African-American experience […]

Two “Jules” in the Pioneer Valley

AHF Recognizes Black History Month During February, we will feature a series of blog posts focusing on Black History Month. Please join us in the discussion and comment with your own opinions and tales. Written by Bob Stewart, AHF’s executive director I was fortunate to finish my k-12 education in Tuscaloosa as desegregation was well […]

Changing of the Editorial Guard at AHF

I am very pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Dome is the new AHF public relations and publications manager as of June 28. Jennifer replaces Katie Crawford, who has taken a marketing and public relations position at DAXKO, a Birmingham-based software company. A New Jersey native, Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Penn State University […]