Alabama State University

ASU Equinox sculpture
ASU campus building
The ASU Stadium
The Mighty Marching Hornets and Sensational Stingettes in 2011

Public historically black university in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jackson with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011

Tarvaris Jackson

American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).

American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL).

Jackson with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011
Jackson (7) with the Vikings
Jackson at the Seahawks' post-Super Bowl XLVIII parade in 2014
Jackson in 2013

In 2003, after trailing on the depth chart to future first round draft pick Matt Jones, Jackson transferred to Alabama State University and led the Hornets to an 8–5 record, Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Eastern Division title, and berth in the SWAC Championship Game.

Fred Shuttlesworth

U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama.

U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in Birmingham, Alabama.

Shuttlesworth pastored Bethel Baptist Church from 1953 to 1961. The church served as headquarters and a frequent meeting place for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), which Shuttlesworth founded in 1956. Shuttlesworth and his church endured three bombings, the first on December 25, 1956.
Statue of Shuttlesworth in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute by sculptor John Walter Rhoden.

Shuttlesworth studied at Selma University, earning his B.A. in 1951, and later earned his B.S. from Alabama State University.

John Chavis (American football)

American football coach who is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League (USFL).

American football coach who is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League (USFL).

Chavis in 2007

Before taking the defensive coordinator job at Alabama A&M, Chavis coached as a graduate assistant at Tennessee in 1979, as defensive line coach at Alabama A&M from 1980–83 and then as defensive line coach and defensive coordinator at Alabama State in 1984-85.

Pan's Cottage (left) and Colony Hall at MacDowell.

Sigma Alpha Iota

International Music Fraternity.

International Music Fraternity.

Pan's Cottage (left) and Colony Hall at MacDowell.
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Marian Anderson in 1940
Mamie Eisenhower, patroness, Epsilon Beta chapter (Gettysburg College)

Kappa Mu - Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama

Harriet E. Giles and Sophia B. Packard

Willis Laurence James

American musician, composer and educator.

American musician, composer and educator.

Harriet E. Giles and Sophia B. Packard

From 1929 to 1933, he taught at the Alabama State Teachers College at Montgomery, before accepting a teaching position at Spelman College, where he would stay for the remainder of his career, serving as chairman of the music department and director of the Spelman College Glee Club.

Vernon Johns

American minister based in the South and a pioneer in the civil rights movement.

American minister based in the South and a pioneer in the civil rights movement.

She was a pianist and music teacher who became a professor at what is now Alabama State University.

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Alabama's 7th congressional district

United States congressional district in Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives.

United States congressional district in Alabama that elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives.

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Three of the state's largest colleges are located in the district: Alabama State University in Montgomery, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Earl Cochran

Former American football defensive end.

Former American football defensive end.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

He played college football at Alabama State.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Marcus Winn

Former American football defensive back.

Former American football defensive back.

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

As a senior at the Alabama State University, Winn posted 89 tackles.

Thomas Seay

American Democratic politician who was the 27th Governor of Alabama from 1886 to 1890.

American Democratic politician who was the 27th Governor of Alabama from 1886 to 1890.

Among these were the State Normal School at Troy (now Troy State University) and the State Normal School for Colored Students in Montgomery (now Alabama State University).