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Alabama Historical Association Awards

The Clinton Jackson Coley Award for the best work on Alabama local history.

This award goes to the best book or pamphlet focusing on local historical concerns, including but not limited to the history of an Alabama community, town or county, or any institution therein (church, business, non-profit, etc.).

The next award will be in 2016.

For more information, please contact: Scotty Kirkland, 251.208.7246.

Previous recipients of the Clinton Jackson Coley Award:

  • 1992   Val. McGee, Claybank Memories: A History of Dale County, Alabama. Ozark, Ala., Dale County Historical Society, 1989.

              Henry DeLeon Southerland, Jr., and Jerry Elijah Brown. The Federal Road Through Georgia, the Creek Nation and Alabama, 1806-1836. Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama Press, 1989.

  • 1994   John B. Scott, Memories of the Mount, Montgomery, Ala., Black Belt Press, 1993.
  • 1996    Leah Rawls Atkins, Nineteenth Century Club: Celebrating 100 Years of "Mutual Mental Improvement." Birmingham, Birmingham Publishing Company, 1995.
  • 1998    John Hayman, Bitter Harvest: Richmond Flowers and the Civil Rights Revolution. Montgomery, Ala.: Blackbelt Press, 1996.
  • 2000    James R. Bennett, Tannehill and the Growth of the Alabama Iron Industry, McCalla, Ala., Alabama Historic Ironworks Commission, 1999.
  • 2002    John Hayman with Clara Ruth Hayman, Judge of the Senate: Howell Heflin's Career of Politics and Principle, Montgomery, Ala.: NewSouth Books, 2001.
  • 2004   Alan Grady, When Good Men Do Nothing: The Assasination of Albert Patterson. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2003.
  • 2006   Harvey H. Jackson, III, Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2005.
  • 2008   Gregory A. Waselkov, A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2006.
  • 2010   Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
  • 2012   Mary Ann Neeley, The Works of Matthew Blue, Montgomery's First Historian. Montgomery: New South Books, 2010.
  • 2014   James Sanders Day, Diamonds in the Rough: A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2013.