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Alabama Heritage editors on the road

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  • A.J. Wright
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11, 2013


      Alabama Heritage Editors Witness and Celebrate History


      Editors from Alabama Heritage have been extremely busy this spring. Besides attending conferences, we were present for the historic pardoning and exoneration of the Scottsboro Boys by Gov. Robert Bentley. We had the honor of meeting Aggie Kapelman, whose father David Schriftman was one of the attorneys who represented the boys. Because of his participation in the trial, Schriftman was kidnapped by police officers from Alabama and thrown in jail for three months. Schriftman is pictured above along with a photo of Clarence Norris Jr., whose father was the subject of the article author Tom Reidy wrote for Alabama Heritage. Although the pardons were passed by the Alabama legislature and signed by Governor Bentley, paperwork and public hearings must still take place before the official pardons are issued. To read the article from Alabama Heritage that helped get the ball rolling for the pardons, click here:

      "Awaiting Justice: The Improbable Pardon of 'Scottsboro Boy' Clarence Norris"

      Alabama Heritage spent a morning traveling to West Blocton and Centreville, researching and visiting historic sites. To see more photos of places we visited, log on to our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/AlabamaHeritage. Don't forget to visit the Cahaba Lily Festival coming up on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Each year the program begins in the morning (roughly 9:00 a.m.) with indoor presentations by various nature/wildflower groups. Botanist and Alabama Heritage author Larry Davenport, an expert on the lilies, presents an informative presentation about the lilies. Lunch is served just before attendees go to the river for viewing the lilies. For more information on the festival: Cahaba Lily Festival
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