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LaVeeda Battle

LaVeeda Battle

LaVeeda Morgan Battle became an attorney in 1978 and was quickly appointed an Administrative Judge the following year in EEOC, Birmingham District Office. She served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Alabama from 1982 to 1983. Mrs. Battle then worked as Director and General Counsel for the Alabama Public Service Commission from 1983...

Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker co-anchors the 6 and 9pm newscasts at WBRC FOX6 News. Steve grew up watching television news in Queens, New York and was introduced to broadcasting by his older brother Rob, who does jazz radio in the New York area. Steve’s broadcasting career began at WCLK radio in Atlanta, while attending Morehouse College, where...

Traci Jones

Traci Jones

Traci Jones joined the AAACRHSC team in 2020 to coordinate education and interpretation projects. Traci is a nationally recognized leader with over 10 years of experience in history, education, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Previously she served as project director of the Birmingham Children Defense Freedom Schools and Gallery Services Manager at Birmingham Children’s Theatre.  Jones...

Vincent Hall

Vincent Hall

Vincent Hall began serving as the Consortium’s Regional Coordinator for Montgomery, AL in 2022, but he previously did work with the Consortium as a Research Assistant. He is a native of Montgomery, and the President of the Living History Initiative, LLC, where he serves as a community consultant to foster intergenerational relationships. The goal of...

Joyce Nadine Parrish O’neal

Joyce Nadine Parrish O’Neal

Joyce Nadine Parrish O’Neal serves as coordinator for the Consortium sites in Selma and the Black Belt. A Selma native, O’Neal is a lifelong member of Brown Chapel AME Church and  a foot soldier of the Voting Rights Movement. At Brown Chapel, she serves as historian and tour coordinator, on the Steward Board and Phillips...

Priscilla Hancock Cooper

Priscilla Hancock Cooper

Priscilla Hancock Cooper has been director of the Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium since it began as a project of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in 2017.  After retiring from BCRI as Vice-President of Institutional Programs, she continued to work as a project consultant.  A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she received...

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