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Black history at Homewood library
Created on Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:22 Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:22 Published on Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:22 Written by Courier Newsroom Hits: 413
DEBRA CLARK-RUSSELL reads the book “Lamp of Wisdom” by her great great grandfather Rev. Dr. W. H. Councill.
While researching the academic offerings at Alabama A&M for her son, Debra Clark-Russell discovered a wealth of information about William Hooper Council the founder of Alabama A&M and her great-great-grandfather.
Council was a former slave and the first president of Huntsville Normal School, which today is Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Ala.
Clark-Russell will speak about the fascinating life of her great-great-grandfather Rev. Dr. William Hooper Councill and her great-grandfather Walter Solomon Buchanan, former president of Alabama A&M and former Homewood resident; on Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Homewood Library on Hamilton Avenue.
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