Birmingham Trivia

Rev Shuttlesworth

Rev. Shuttlesworth feted by President Obama and President Clinton

Birmingham Trivia

One of its nicknames is the Magic City, which began in the late 1800s.

There are 318,000 African-American citizens living in Birmingham’s 1.2 million person metro area.

Locals spend a great deal of time supporting college football and basketball by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is also the largest employer in the region.

Birmingham has a national reputation as a health care center.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University and Miles College add collegiate activities and youthful energy to the city.

Radio Stations

95.7 FM, WBHJ – R&B, Hip Hop
98.7 FM, WBHK – Old and New School R&B, Tom Joyner

900 AM, WATV – R&B
1220 AM, WAYE – Gospel
1320 AM, WAGG – Gospel
1400 AM, WJLD – Old School R&B, Talk, Sunday Gospel

Famous Residents

Famous persons born here or achieved fame in greater Birmingham:

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – Birmingham’s Father of the Civil Rights Movement

Richard Arrington – 1st Black Mayor of Birmingham and respected for leading a calm transition to the city’s modern image in his 20-year tenure

Eddie Kendrick – The Temptations original tenor vocalist

Charles Barkley – NBA legend

A.G. Gaston – One of America’s richest black businessmen and supporter of the Civil Rights Movement

Bo Jackson – NFL and MLB sports legend

Nell Carter – TV actor and singer

Tom Joyner – Radio fly jock

Willie Mays – Arguably, the greatest all-around baseball player

Lionel Hampton – Legendary Jazz musician

Angela Y. Davis – Civil rights and women’s rights activist and college professor

Vonetta Flowers – 2002 Olympic bobsled team gold medalist

U.W. Clemson – 1st African American federal judge in Alabama

Dr. Luther Williams – Assistant Directorate of the National Science Foundation

Ben Wallace – All-Star NBA center


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