In January 2017, the Alabama Historical Commission received funding through the National Park Service's (NPS) Underrepresented Communities Historic Preservation Fund to develop an Alabama HBCUs Survey and National Register Nomination Project. A major goal of this project is to collect information that will formally recognize all nine of the four-year HBCUs in Alabama, as well as support preservation efforts of current and future administrations as plans are made to upgrade campus infrastructure, launch capital campaigns, and apply for NPS grant funding.

The campuses include Alabama State University in Montgomery, A&M University and Oakwood College in Huntsville, Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Talladega College in Talladega, Selma University and Concordia College in Selma, Stillman College in Tuscaloosa and Miles College in Birmingham.


We spend all year advocating for places that matter. During Preservation Month, we dedicate time to celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways.

This May, the Alabama Historical Commission invites you to help celebrate Alabama's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). AHC will be highlighting Alabama's HBCUs throughout the month of May. Be sure to follow along on social media!


To help celebrate, complete the items on the action list, and let us know when you do by tagging #ThisPlaceMatters and #AlaHisCom.

We can't wait to see what you accomplish!


The National Register (NR) of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources, 50 years or older, worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a nationwide program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological places.

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The Alabama Historical Commission maintains files for the Alabama Register, National Register, Cemetery Register, and Architectural Survey programs. To use the AHC research files, make your appointment at least two days in advance, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am-11:30am and/or 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The AHC is closed state holidays.


For more information contact us at 334-242-3184.

To make research appointments contact Nicole Woods at 334-230-2673 or