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Spring is in the Air


Bridge Crossing Jubilee, March 3-6 Selma. Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma to Montgomery March & the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Conferences, parade & festival. 334-526-2626. 41st Annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage, March 18-19 Selma. Experience hands-on history through guided tours of antebellum homes, museums and more. Call for tickets. 334-412-8550. […]

Ghosts of the Black Belt

Sturdivant Hall

Ghost stories and ghostly events echo from the banks of our rivers and the front porches of our historic homes. An antebellum home with a restaurant now known for pie but originally filled with ghostly whispers is but one example. Read on to learn where you’ll get the best boo for your buck. (And good […]

Great Backyard Bird Count

Gees Bend Ferry

OFF THE PORCH with Judy and Don Self As we write, the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is about to get under way. Between the 14th of December and 5th of January, tens of thousands of volunteers will take to the field to count the birds in over 2000 count circles, each 15 miles […]

History in the Making


From before Alabama was a state through the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement to today’s changing landscape, majestic cemeteries, stately architecture, all draped in Southern culture are ready to explore.

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