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About this collection

This collection highlights the lives of African Americans in Huntsville from the post-Civil War era to the late 20th century. It includes photographs of prominent African American leaders as well as images of African American schools, churches and daily life.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson. Originally known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, this organization continues to grow and blossom meeting its official mission "to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about black life, history, and culture to the global community." This year the ASALH, the original founders of Black History Month, has selected “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” as the national 2015 theme.  In keeping with the national theme, this collection celebrates Huntsville's African American community by pulling together photographs from the Library's collection.

The Library welcomes any help in identifying people or events.

For more information on the national theme:
http://asalh100.org/black-history-themes/2015-theme/

 
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