The Edmonton Heights Neighborhood Association is proud to celebrate the rich black history of our community, located around the Alabama A&M campus. For generations, our neighborhood has been a hub of black excellence and achievement, and we are committed to preserving and celebrating this legacy. From the civil rights movement to cultural contributions in art, music, and literature, our community has played an important role in shaping the history of Alabama and beyond. This celebration is a time to reflect on our past, honor those who came before us, and inspire future generations to continue to make a positive impact on our community and beyond. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of black history and culture in Edmonton Heights. Let us come together to celebrate our shared heritage, build community, and pave the way for a brighter future.
A Brief History about the 1960’s
During this time, Edmonton Heights was a predominantly African-American community located near the campus of Alabama A&M University. The 1960s was a decade of significant social and political change in the United States, and Edmonton Heights was not immune to these changes. The civil rights movement was gaining momentum, and many residents of the community were actively involved in the struggle for equal rights and justice.
Despite facing segregation and discrimination, residents of Edmonton Heights were resilient and resourceful. Many worked hard to provide for their families and create a better future for their children. The community was known for its strong sense of unity and pride, with residents coming together to support one another in times of need.
Throughout the 1960s, the Edmonton Heights area continued to grow and develop, with new businesses and organizations popping up to serve the needs of the community. While there were undoubtedly challenges and struggles during this time, the residents of Edmonton Heights persevered and laid the foundation for a vibrant and thriving community that still exists today.