From Dark Past to Bright Future
Chernell Bizzell’s first night spent in an old, abandoned yellow-brick house was a reality check.
At 16, she had hit rock bottom. Her addiction to crack-cocaine had her living in squalor among addicts who were 30 years in, eating out of dumpsters and wandering the streets during the day. Yet even in her drug-induced haze, her dream for a better life never dulled.
AAS to Participate in Ballard House Project
The African American Studies Program and the Department of History
will partner with the Ballard House Project to involve students and faculty in Ballard House programs. The Ballard House is a historic structure built in the 1940s that served as important social, cultural, and medical institution leading up to the Civil Rights Movement.
Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement
Chernell Bizzell, recent alumni of the African American Studies Program, reflects on the Civil Rights Movement. This video is part of the 2013 Civil Rights Commemoration
by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.
Green Lantern: A Student Voice for Sustainability
Dexter Forbes came to UAB because of the city scene, but he found his niche as an advocate for the land. As a high school senior in Auburn, Maine, Forbes earned an Alabama G.I. Dependents’ Scholarship. (His parents, both members of the United States Navy, were stationed in Maine; his father was originally from Anniston, Alabama.) He visited several schools in the state, but “I chose UAB because of its urban campus and diverse environment,” he says. “And I really liked the gym.”