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  • Tags: Civil Rights

(l-r) Jackie Taylor holding a,Gwen Sanders Gamble, Gwen's sister Deborah Sanders Smith, and Tuskegee SNCC activist and educator Dr. Joan Burroughs.jpg
Gwendolyn Sanders Gamble (b. Nov. 17, 1947) and her two sisters Dot and Deborah, were Ullman High School students and active in the 1963 campaign. Gwen was 14 and a recruiter which means she would work inside the school letting other students know…

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Sam Frazier, Jr. (b. Aug 12, 1943) a Birmingham singer who sang the blues, RnB, gospel and country, whose career spans recording in NYC, Birmingham and Los Angeles, Sam came up in the Edgewater neighborhood of Birmingham, played a blues harp and…

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Trumon Puckett (b. Aug 2, 1917 - d. Jan 30, 1967) - one of Birmingham radio's most famous names. Trumon Puckett was well know in gospel radio circles in both the Black and white communities with his "Gospel Ship" program on WJLD 1400. Beginning his…

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Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (b. March 18, 1922; d. October 5, 2011) – Rev. Shuttlesworth, a Birmingham Baptist Minister and Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham from 1953 to 1961. He was the founder of the Alabama Christian Movement for…

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Box 8 Folder 59: "Moving along to folder 60 is a piece from… anyways…. Alright and this is… this has a two copies as well as the original issue of Jack the Rapper. This came out in January 11, 1989, Issue #666, America’s oldest largest circulated…

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Box 4 Folder 19: "Here we have a series of six newspaper clippings from 1963 including references to the civil rights struggles in Birmingham and elsewhere and as well, references to new personnel at WJLD 1400 AM."

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Box 4 Folder 9: "Folder 9 contains a wonderful piece of history. An eight page folder commemorating the fifth anniversary (1956 - 1961) of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, founded by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, listing the officers and…

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Curtis Bell (b. Jun 1, 1962; d. Aug 25, 2020), speaks about getting his start in broadcasting in Birmingham.

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Hampton Sides, author of “Hellhound on His Trail” (published 2010, Doubleday), the stalking of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin. Interviewed by phone while Friedman was on the air, so callers are part of the…

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Dr. Frank “Doc” Adams (b. Feb 2, 1928, d. Oct. 29, 2014), Director of Education at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and The Carver Theatre. Well known for his proficiency as a sax and clarinet player, and for his stints with Duke Ellington and Sun Ra’s…
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