Murphy-Collins House

Emma Jean Melton gives a tour of the Murphy-Collins House and talked about its history. Will Murphy was the first licensed African-American mortician in… read more

Emma Jean Melton gives a tour of the Murphy-Collins House and talked about its history. Will Murphy was the first licensed African-American mortician in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and he built the house in 1826 using materials from Alabama’s former capitol building. Ms. Melton also talked about the Civil Rights events of June 9, 1964, known in Tuscaloosa as Bloody Tuesday, which happened across the street from the home.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from March 19-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Program ID:
408269-1
Category:
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Format:
Tour
Location:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Apr 16, 2016 | 8:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 24, 2016 | 3:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 16, 2016 | 8:19am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2016 | 10:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2016 | 3:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 18, 2016 | 6:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 24, 2016 | 3:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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