Program for Educators
Local History Education Resources provided by the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society
African-American History in Madison County
Digital History Resources
- Rocket City Civil Rights - The Mission of the Rocket City Civil Rights project is to capture, document, and share oral histories of the successful, non-violent civil rights movement in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Scottsboro Boys Museum - Located in Scottsboro, Alabama, the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center chronicles the important story of the Scottsboro Boys, nine young African-American men who were involved in a racially charged court case in North Alabama in the 1930s and became important national and international figureheads for the early civil rights movement.
- The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute - The BCRI is a nationally recognized center for civil rights history, commemoration, and research. They provide a wide variety of useful and interesting resources on Civil Rights history.
- Browse Alabama History Education Materials on Slavery through the Alabama State Archives.
- Browse Alabama History Education Materials on the Civil Rights Movement through the Alabama State Archives.
- The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961-1963: Reflections - Video - Fred D. Gray discusses his work with the Civil Rights Movement.
- "Segregation Forever": The Speech that Launched George Wallace's National Career - Video - Dan Carter discusses George Wallace's 1963 Inaugural Address.
- The Legacy of Alabama Gospel Quartets - Video - Doug Seroff discusses the "Alabama Sound," with a performance by the Four Eagles Gospel Quartet.
- Alabama State Black Archives and Museum - Located on the campus of Alabama A&M University in Huntsville.
- African-American Legislators in Reconstruction Era Alabama
Books Available on PDF
Glimpses of Old Huntsville
Glimpses of Old Huntsville - A series of brief audio recordings by Nancy Rohr, a local historian, author and storyteller whose familiar voice tells stories about life in early Huntsville, the residents of historic homes and local heroines of the Civil War.