Tag Archives: Birmingham AL

Profile Response: Rev. Justin Nelson Alphonse, Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Birmingham, AL

“We gave one for God, one for country, one for family, and one to give away.” Justin Nelson Alphonse is from a family in southern India who converted to Catholicism several generations ago. “The Portuguese came first to India, seeking … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Jim Douglass, Birmingham, AL

Jim Douglass and his wife Shelly came to Birmingham 27 years ago to watch for a train that never came. They are non-violent activists for peace, married 45 years, devotees of Dorothy Day who live according to the three precepts … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Nicole Herzog, Education Director, Sloss Furnaces Birmingham, AL

Birmingham has long been known as “Pittsburgh of the South.” All of the materials required to make iron are abundant within thirty miles. Unlike Pittsburgh, there are no major rivers. So Birmingham’s industrial might depended on the arrival of the … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Scott Myers, Executive Director, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Birmingham, AL

Joe Louis, Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Donald Hutson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Carl Lewis, Mia Hamm. All sports legends born or made great in Alabama. Not to mention the equally famous coaches, Bear Bryant, or John William Heisman, father of … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 294 – Mountain Brook, AL to Birmingham AL

August 25, 2016 – Partly cloudy, 90 degrees Miles Today: 28 Miles to Date: 15,105 States to Date: 41 Birmingham: I was lost, but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.  Today I got so lost I could … Continue reading

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