Brick Laying – Stillman

Story by WVUA 23’s Maria Blough.

The Historic Stillman House sits on what is now 21st Avenue in Tuscaloosa since the 1870s.

Charles Stillman converted the home into a place to educate young black ministers.

What started in the house has transformed into the Stillman College of today, which educates over 1,000 students a year.

Stillman alumni’s Brick by Brick campaign is selling bricks to save this home for future generations.

“These are links and we’re linking from the past to the present,” said Sonja Currie, the fundraising chair for the Historic Stillman House. “We want to make sure that we also link to the future, and so that’s what we want to do. We want to make sure, that our history, that our students know our history. That we’re here now to be able to share the history.”

The alumni laid the bricks they sold during their campaign as part of the homecoming weekend celebration.

“Seeing the pavers makes me feel not only warm, but proud, very proud to be back on my 25th anniversary” said Lawrence Potter, a Stillman College alumnus. “I graduated from Stillman in 1995, and so this is a very proud moment for the college.

They sold over sixty bricks and raised $18,000 during their campaign.

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