Black History Month

Stories on WAFF 48 News

  Tennessee Valley pastor keeping history alive

A Tennessee Valley pastor has two passions. Spreading the gospel and making sure the history of area churches is never lost.

  The life and legacy of William Hooper Councill

Every week, Crime Stoppers asks for your tips in finding the men & women in Valley’s Wanted.
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  Black History Month: The desegregation of Huntsville City Schools

Dr. Sonnie Hereford III and Dr. John Cashin didn’t give up, as they faced a number of challenges.
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  Black History Month: 2 civil rights activists make a major difference in Huntsville

We are focusing on two men in this story, Dr. Sonnie Hereford III and Dr. John Cashin. Two brilliant men were major players in the civil rights movement in Huntsville.
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  Visiting the Scottsboro Boys Museum

89 years ago, two white women accused nine African American teenagers of raping them aboard a Southern Railroad freight train in Scottsboro, Alabama.
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  ‘The style of no style’: Local artist Jahni Moore expanding reach

Jahni Moore’s art class is about mixing, blending and finding that colors evoke emotions.
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  State’s oldest black church, baptisms, beginnings remembered during bicentennial

St. Bartley Primitive Baptist Church in Huntsville is not only the state’s oldest black congregation, but it’s considered the mother church for all black primitive Baptist churches.