Alabama historical group elects first black presidentHistorians in the News
tags: African American history, Alabama, history associations
A group for Alabama historians has elected its first African-American president after more than 70 years in existence.
The Alabama Historical Association has elected Wetumpka native Franzine Taylor as president for the upcoming year.
Taylor works in the archives department at Alabama State University in Montgomery. An announcement from the school says she’s the first black person elected president of the group since its founding in 1947.
Taylor was also presented with an award recognizing her contributions to Alabama history.
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