Tag Archives: Dothan

Dothan Campus to host lecture on historic library program

January 29, 2020
By Greg Phillips

Troy University will play host to a lecture Feb. 18 about a key library program that gave many black Americans access to libraries.

Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones will deliver the lecture, “The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program” Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Sony…

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Coleman encourages TROY graduates to be ‘shining lights’

December 16, 2019
By Greg Phillips

Jeff Coleman’s message to Troy University graduates this week was simple: be a shining light in the world.

Coleman, a TROY alumnus and local business leader, delivered the keynote addresses during Dothan Campus Fall Commencement ceremonies Sunday at the Dothan Civic Center, and during Montgomery Campus Fall Commencement ceremonies Monday at the Davis Theatre for…

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It Came from the Archives: ‘The biggest parade ever staged in Dothan’

December 10, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The Great Depression had ravaged the United States for years when Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated president on March 4, 1933. His New Deal resulted in passage of 16 landmark bills in the first ever “Hundred Days” that ended on June 16.

On that 100th day, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act, one…

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