Monthly Archives: December 2013

Alabama Civil Rights Destination Information in Dutch, French and English

The website www.ihaveadream50.org includes information onf Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream Speech, one of the most important speeches of the 20th Century.  The speech during the “March on Washington” was delivered on August 28, 1963. King was largely unknown before he became leader of the Montgomery Boycott while serving as a pastor in […]

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History of Jazz and Blues in Alabama

Alabama has an important place in the story of the blues, most notably with Florence native W. C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues.” Handy played a unique role in jump-starting the music scene during the “roaring 20s,” and helped to bring the blues to international audiences. The combined efforts of Handy and another Alabamian, songwriter Perry Bradford, […]

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Jazz and Blues Alabama Itinerary

Alabama has an important place in the story of the blues, most notably with Florence native W. C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues.” Handy played a unique role in jump-starting the music scene during the “roaring 20s,” and helped to bring the blues to international audiences. The combined efforts of Handy and another Alabamian, […]

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