Summersell Center and Civil Rights History Task Force Publish Civil Rights Trail Book

  • May 9th, 2019
  • in News

Photo of Dr. John Giggie and two Summersell Students standing near the Tuscaloosa County historical marker recounting the history of lynching in the county.Director of the Frances J. Summersell Center for the Study of the South , Dr. John Giggie, working with students from his class on Religion and Civil Rights at The University of Alabama and members of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Task Force, recently published a 37-page Civil Rights History Trail guide for the city of Tuscaloosa.

Based partly on student research, the pamphlet chronicles the history of key events, institutions, and individuals associated with the local history of the movement.  In particular, it included the memorial to lynching victims at the old city jail, a monument that was erected due to student research in the Alabama Memory course.

Trail Map