Homegrown History

Show Notes

For more than a hundred years (1865 - 1970) Trinity School served Limestone County's African American students in a time when their educational opportunities were less than ideal. How Trinity graduates from small-town Athens, Alabama went on to make major contributions in the world of arts and sciences, education, government, and medicine as well as civil and human rights is the topic of this episode. Richard and Rebekah are joined by special guests Charlotte Fulton, author of Holding the Fort: A History of Trinity School, and David Malone, 1966 Trinity High School graduate. They also discuss the preservation of the school's buildings and ongoing plans for an onsite museum and archive.


Holding the Fort: A History of Trinity School in Athens, Alabama 1865-1870 by Charlotte Fulton
This book is available for reference at the Limestone Archives and the Athens-Limestone Public Library

For information, questions, or suggestions email rebekah.davis@limestonecounty-al.gov
Music from Pixabay 

What is Homegrown History?

Discover Athens, Alabama and Limestone County from one who has studied it and one who has lived it. Rebekah Davis, Limestone County archivist, and Limestone County native, Richard Martin, recount stories and bring in special guests to talk about the rich history of Limestone County, Alabama.