Articles by Francis Hare

How many communities can mark a watershed event as a literal turning point? For Walker County, a predominantly rural collective of 14 towns in northwest Alabama, that event was the same cluster of tornadoes that devastated nearby Tuscaloosa April 27
Few, if any, nonprofit organizations have played a broader role in my hometown’s transformation from a Civil Rights era battleground to an emergent symbol of the New South than the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Created in 1959, the