In classrooms and courtrooms, African-American educators helped to seed the success of Birmingham’s civil rights movement. Author and UAB education professor Tondra Loder-Jackson spotlights their little-known struggles and victories — from fights for equal pay to integration challenges — and shares their lessons for today’s teachers in UAB Magazine.
A project of Birmingham REACH for Better Health, led by the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, the Parks Rx program is modeled after successful initiatives in the United States in which health care providers prescribe exercise for their patients and direct them to outdoor places to exercise.
UAB students forged a new path through the city’s past, creating a walking tour highlighting Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” It was part of a course focusing on public perceptions of history, which can mold civic identity but also fuel controversy. Follow their journey into the past.