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From Ua To Broadway, Jake Boyd’s Acting Career Has Soared

From Ua To Broadway, Jake Boyd’s Acting Career Has Soared

| January 23, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Like many boys growing up in Tuscaloosa, where football is integral to the cultural identity of the city, Jake Boyd’s parents encouraged him to make his mark on the gridiron.

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African-american Heritage Sites In Alabama Recognized Through Special Fund, History Preserved

African-american Heritage Sites In Alabama Recognized Through Special Fund, History Preserved

| January 23, 2018 @ 5:00 am

Civil rights leaders have identified 20 Alabama sites for placement on the 2018 World Monuments Fund’s watch list in an effort to save the historic buildings from decay.

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On This Day In Alabama History: Man Forced To Jump To His Death

On This Day In Alabama History: Man Forced To Jump To His Death

| January 23, 2018 @ 5:00 am

January 23, 1957: Four members of the Ku Klux Klan forced African-American Willie Edwards Jr. to jump 125 feet to his death from the Tyler-Goodwin Bridge near Montgomery.

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