Books for the Black Belt

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Categories: Office for Research and Economic Development

The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development will be collecting new and gently-used classic and award winning books frequently found on school reading lists for K-12 children. The goal of this project is to provide one book for every child in the Black Belt — there over 30,000 children in the 13 Counties of the Black Belt, some of the poorest counties in the United States.

The counties include: Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Pickens, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox .

Donation boxes will be placed in Bidgood Hall, Nott Hall, Graves Hall, Reese Phifer Hall, and Doster Hall.  For a complete list of appropriate books, please visit the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development website.  

Sponsors of the campaign include:

Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama College of Education, University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences, UA Honors College, The Tuscaloosa Public Library, the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, PRSSA and UA Museums. 

Contact Info: Sally Brown,, 205-348-7058, Website

Other Dates For This Event:
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020

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