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History Revealed

In June 2021, the Board of Directors voted to support the creation of  History Revealed, a pilot program to assist local communities in placing historical markers that document underrepresented aspects of Alabama history. In 2021-2022, the Association will bear the full cost of producing five markers under the new program. Applications for History Revealed markers will be received from August 1 through November 1 The marker committee will select recipients which ensure a diversity of topics and geographic distribution. The markers will be announced as part of the 2022 annual meeting in Florence.

With the exception of a full waiver of fees, all other guidelines of the Association’s marker program remain in effect for markers approved under History Revealed.


Topics Currently Underrepresented in the AHA Marker Program include:

  • African American topics

  • Botany

  • Crime

  • Cinema and Film

  • Civil Rights topics

  • Disability topics

  • Fine Art topics

  • Folk Art topics

  • Industry

  • Inventors and Inventions

  • Journalism

  • Jewish topics

  • Korean War

  • Labor topics

  • LGBTQ+ topics

  • Medical topics

  • Native American topics

  • Populism-era topics

  • Reconstruction-era topics

  • Science

  • Sports

  • Vietnam War

  • Women’s topics

  • Writers and Poets Youth Organizations 


August 1 - November 1, 2021 - History Revealed marker applications accepted.

November 2 - November 15, 2021 - Marker committee selects five recipients.

December 1, 2021 - Applicants are notified of results and the Marker Committee begins consultations on marker text.

April 7-9, 2022 - History Revealed markers are announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Florence.

The application may be sent electronically or via postal mail to:


Scotty E. Kirkland
Chair, Historical Marker Committee
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Post Office Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130

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