Stillman District Officially Listed In National Register 

It's a great day to be a Stillmanite! The Stillman College Historic District is officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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It always feels good to see Stillman College in the news for something good. As an HBCU graduate, I know the significance of having your institution recognized for its historic value.

I graduated from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona, Beach FL. The school was founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune with only $1.50, faith in God, and five little girls. Every B-CU student and alumni take extreme pride in not only our founder but our school as well. I've been to Stillman College multiple times during homecoming, and other events and I can see that Stillmanites have that same pride for their school. Although I didn't attend Stillman, I'm happy for the school and its supporters because they're in the HBCU family.

The Alabama Historical Commission made the announcement via Facebook. The post detailed the news and confirmed that it was made official on March 16th, 2021. I was even educated on some of the things in the history books that involve Stillman from that post.

The Stillman College Historic District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its local significance in African American education and ethnic heritage for its ability to illustrate broader trends in the history of higher education for African Americans, particularly the evolution from a white-led to an African-American-led institution and from a ministerial training school to a four-year liberal arts college. It is also locally significant for the theme of social history due to its important role as a Civil Rights Movement strategy and planning site and the involvement of its faculty and students in Civil Rights activities in Tuscaloosa.

 

Major congratulations to the whole Stillman College family. Go Tigers!

 

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