Sonnie Hereford - Civil Rights

Rocket City Civil Rights Driving Tour

Accessible via smartphone app, the Rocket City Civil Rights Driving Tour highlights areas of significance to the civil rights era in Huntsville. See sites like the Fifth Avenue School, the first public school in the state of Alabama to integrate, Oakwood University, where Dr. Martin Luther King spoke during his visit to Huntsville in 1962, and other points of interest rich in cultural heritage. The tour was created in partnership by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Historic Huntsville Foundation, with a mission to capture, document, and share oral histories of the successful, non-violent civil rights movement in Huntsville, Alabama.

Events
Ballpark Tours
Aug 2

Come get a behind-the-scenes look at beautiful Toyota Field! For just $10...

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK - Jimmy Henderson Trio/45 Surprise
Aug 2

The concerts are held in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park on the...

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Madison County Marker Challenge
Aug 2

Use the Marker app or download a trail map to explore local history, 6 feet...

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Movies on the Leisure Lawn
Aug 2

Weather permitting, movies will be shown outdoors. Sit on the Leisure Lawn,...

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Peak Butterfly Season
Aug 2

The Purdy Butterfly House is a must-see in May through September! Peak...

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