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 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.
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
A sign posted outside of a nightclub in downtown Selma
An empty house on road between Selma and Newbern
The Big Red Barn at the Rural Studio in Newbern
An automotive business on the outskirts of Prattville
The storefront-turned-workshop in Gordo that was then occupied by letterpress printer Amos Kennedy
A Civil Rights museum and art gallery, Annie Mae’s Place, in Burkville
And this last one, I just took the other day . . .
An incredible sunset at Lake Martin, near Dadeville