RCCR Phase III has been funded by the Alabama Humanities Foundation!
From Fall 2019-Summer 2020, expect improvements to the RCCR site to include Educator Resources & greater functionality as a digital archive!

What is RCCR?

The Rocket City Civil Rights project is capturing the stories of Huntsville’s civil rights movement and sharing this history with a larger audience.


While Alabama is nationally recognized for its civil rights era history, Huntsville’s story is often overlooked due to the national recognition of the movement in other cities such as Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery. Huntsville’s own students and residents know very little about the unique course of the civil rights movement in our city. This project accomplishes multiple goals by both preserving the stories of Huntsville’s civil rights generation and also by finding ways to make these histories available and accessible to a broader audience.

VISION: Huntsville, Alabama is known across the city, state, and nation for its successful, non-violent civil rights movement.

MISSION: To capture, document, and share oral histories of the successful, non-violent civil rights movement in Huntsville, Alabama.

We thank the Historic Huntsville Foundation for their support in Phase II of the RCCR project!

This project is funded in part by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. 

The results of this project and the opinions of the participants do not necessarily represent the views of AHF.

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