The Lowndes County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building in Hayneville, AL. It has served as the Lowndes County courthouse since 1856. The Greek Revival-style building is one of only four antebellum courthouses that remain in use in Alabama. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1971.
The Calhoun Colored School was a private boarding and day school in Calhoun, Lowndes County, AL. The Calhoun Colored School was first designed to educate rural African American students according to the industrial school model. As the school developed, it raised its standards, created a large library, and offered more of an academic curriculum. The principal’s […]
The Varners Cash Store is the Memorial site of Jonathon Daniels’ death. He was the 26th civil rights worker to be murdered. The 26-year-old died from a shotgun blast while he saved the life of another.
The Jackson family provided this property for the headquarters and home of the Lowndes County SNCC staff. This is where civil rights activists came to work when visiting the country. The first SNCC project to promote the slogan “black power” was the Lowndes County Freedom Organization. This site is located in Hayneville, AL.
The First Missionary Baptist Church in Hayneville is significant for its role in the 1966 elections in Lowndes County. Local black community leaders joined with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to form a third party, the Lowndes County Freedom Party to run a slate of African Americans in the county’s November 1966 election. […]