From the Black Belt of Alabama

As I’ve traveled around the Black Belt of Alabama over the years, I’ve taken lots of pictures. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites images from some of my favorite places, while I work on my next post . . .

The remnants of a storefront or warehouse in downtown Greensboro, Alabama
The remnants of a storefront in downtown Greensboro
The gravestone of my great-great-great- grandfather David M. Dickson, Sr., buried in Pine Level, Alabama. He brought our family to Montgomery County, Alabama from Troupe County, Georgia.
The gravestone of my great-great-great-grandfather David M. Dickson, Sr., buried in Pine Level, Alabama. He brought our family to Montgomery County, Alabama from Troupe County, Georgia.
Prior to current revitalization efforts, many of Montgomery's abandoned storefronts sported murals by a local painter with an affinity for gory Biblical imagery
Prior to current revitalization efforts, many of Montgomery’s abandoned storefronts downtown used to feature murals by a local painter with an affinity for gory Biblical imagery
This sign was posted outside of a night club in downtown Selma
A sign posted outside of a nightclub in downtown Selma
This empty house stands by the roadside between Selma and Newbern
An empty house on road between Selma and Newbern
The Big Red Barn at the Rural Studio in Newbern
The Big Red Barn at the Rural Studio in Newbern
An automotive business on the outskirts of Prattville, Alabama.
An automotive business on the outskirts of Prattville
The storefront-turned-workshop in Gordo that was then occupied by letterpress printer Amos Kennedy
The storefront-turned-workshop in Gordo that was then occupied by letterpress printer Amos Kennedy
Barbara Evans's Annie Mae Place in Burkville
A Civil Rights museum and art gallery, Annie Mae’s Place, in Burkville

And this last one, I just took the other day . . .

This sunset at Lake Martin was too incredible not to take a picture.
An incredible sunset at Lake Martin, near Dadeville

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