Archivists study Tuscaloosa barbershop’s civil rights artifacts

Thomas Linton

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Archivists and volunteers will soon begin combing through decades of artifacts from a Tuscaloosa barbershop central to the city’s civil rights history.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that Rev. Thomas Linton died in 2020 but before his death he collected a gigantic array of historical items related to the civil rights fight as well as barbershop paraphernalia.

Next week, archivists and volunteers from the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation will start combing through the collection.

The team will make an inventory and catalogue of the treasure trove. The goal is to have it be part of a future civil rights museum.

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2/13/2022 2:38:58 PM (GMT -6:00)

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