Display at Prattaugan Museum & Visitor Center Honors Black Veterans from Autauga County



CONTACT: Greg Duke, Executive Director, (334) 361-0961

February 11, 2014


In recognition of Black History Month, Elzia Gibbons Shelton, Bess Gibbons and Dianne Taylor shared information about black men and women from West Autauga County who honorably served in the United States military during World War l, World War ll, The Korean Conflict, and Viet Nam for display at the Prattaugan Museum. Military portraits, photographs, artist renderings, copies of official military documents, and other memorabilia are among the items on display.

Of special interest is a group photograph of some veterans of World War II who used the GI Bill to earn their high school diploma and receive job training at North Highland High School.
Black History Month is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Autauga County.

Visit the Prattaugan Museum and Visitor Center. There is always something interesting to see and learn. Admission is free. Hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Bess Gibbons, Dianne Taylor, and Elzia Gibbons Shelton explain the significance of the items on display during Black History Month at the Prattaugan Museum to Greg Duke, Executive Director.