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.

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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.

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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.”

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