important businessman who also served as postmaster general under President Nixon
former Eagle Scout who founded a commercial construction company
established an insurance company and expanded it with the help of Louis J. Willie
with his son Donald, built Parisian stores from Michigan to Florida
founded Southern Living, one of the most successful magazines in the last part of the 20th century
passed Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs and established a new record of 755 home runs
part of twenty-four All-Star games and four World Series
set world records in track at the Berlin Olympics in 1936
Leah Rawls Atkins
first woman admitted to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; one of the authors of our history text
the first African American to win a gold medal in the winter Olympics; member of the bobsled team
wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which won a Pulitzer Prize
Kathryn Tucker Windham
master storyteller and photographer; known for her ghost stories
actress and author of several books including Fried Green Tomatoes, which was made into a movie
best-selling children's author; writes the Junie B. Jones books
Alabama native who performed on stages in New York and London and in movies
Nat King Cole
a jazz pianist and popular singer in the 1940s and 1950s
Birmingham native who wrote "Tuxedo Junction" made popular by the Glenn Miller Band
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