alabama’s hidden history

Alabama's Hidden History: February 2023 honorees

WVUA 23 and the Murphy African American Museum are honoring Alabamians who have made a difference every day in February. Profiles of Alabama Hidden History is sponsored by BankFirst.     Feb. 2: Donny Jones       Donny Jones…

Alabama's Hidden History: Melvin Jones-Conley

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Mister Melvin Jones-Conley. Jones-Conley is a music teacher for Tuscaloosa City Schools and started playing the violin…

Alabama's Hidden History: Bryce Christopher Young

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Bryce Christopher Young. Young is the current quarterback for The University of Alabama where he holds…

Alabama's Hidden History: Rev. Lorenzo Bonner

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Rev. Lorenzo Bonner. Bonner is the senior pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where…

Alabama's Hidden History: Brian Robinson Jr.

  By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Brian Robinson Jr. Robinson grew up in Tuscaloosa and attended Hillcrest High School. He is a senior running back for the University of Alabama…

Alabama's Hidden History: Aubrey Ellis

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Aubrey Ellis. Ellis is a licensed clinical social worker within Tuscaloosa City Schools and served as…

Alabama's Hidden History: Roland Lewis

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Mister Roland Lewis. Lewis is the senior district executive and director of scouting outreach for the…

Alabama's Hidden History: Cynthia Miles-Peebles

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Cynthia Miles-Peebles. Miles-Peebles is a retired educator and president of the Tuscaloosa Education Retiree Association. She…

Alabama's Hidden History: Quin Kelly

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Quin Kelly. Kelly is a graduate of Stillman College where he served as student government president.…

Alabama's Hidden History: JacQuan Winters

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor JacQuan Winters. Winters is the author of two children's books teaching positivity. He is also a…

Alabama's Hidden History: George Daniels

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor George Daniels. Daniels is an associate professor at The University of Alabama. It's currently his 19th…

Alabama's Hidden History: Rev. Tyshawn Gardner

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Rev. Tyshawn Gardner. Gardner serves as the senior pastor at Plum Grove Baptist Church and the…

Alabama's Hidden History: Rev. William McDowell

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Rev. William McDowell. McDowell is the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. He serves on…

Alabama's Hidden History: Paul Rollins Jr.

WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Paul Rollins Jr. Rollins is a local funeral director and the second-generation co-owner of Rollins' Mortuary. He serves on the boards of…

Alabama's Hidden History: Laquisha Chandler

  WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Laquisha Chandler. Chandler organized a COVID relief essentials drive for residents in West Tuscaloosa who were financially affected by the pandemic. She…

Alabama's Hidden History: Dr. Brittney Anderson

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Doctor Brittney Anderson. Dr. Anderson completed her family medicine residency at The University of Alabama. She…

Alabama's Hidden History: Antoine Pettway

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Coach Antoine Pettway. Pettway is currently in his 14th season as The University of Alabama's assistant…

Alabama's Hidden History: Rev. Paul Sanders

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Rev. Paul Wiley Sanders Sr. Sanders is the senior pastor at a Greater Christian Fellowship…

Alabama's Hidden History: Rev. Ransey O'Daniel

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Rev. Ransey O'Daniel. O'Daniel is the senior pastor of Christ Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa and it…

Alabama's Hidden History: Phyllis Simon

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Phyllis Simon. Simon is from Tuscaloosa and her love for children has led her to become…

Alabama's Hidden History: Robin Tiggs

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller WVUA 23 and the Murphy African-American Museum honor Robin Tiggs. Tiggs is a retired school teacher from Bibb County who is very active in…