Past, Present, and Future: A Black History Month discussion surrounding changes in business and education within Huntsville.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 The event started -371 days ago

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Chan Auditorium

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When: February 18th, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: The Chan Auditorium (Located inside the Business Admin building) on the UAH Campus.

Keynote Speaker:

Kenny Anderson- Multicultural Affairs Officer for the City of Huntsville

Panel Discussion:

Karen Smith- Owner of Royal Funeral Home, the oldest black-owned business in North Alabama.

Thornton Stanley, Jr.- Recognized by President George W. Bush as the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year and inducted into the Associated General Contractors of Alabama’s Construction Hall of Fame.

Rose Magers-Powell- 1984 Olympic volleyball silver medalist, Head Volleyball Coach at AAMU, and Owner of Rocket City Volleyball Club.

Marvin Battle, Jr.- Owner of Battle Construction, which has been in business for more than 63 years.

Hundley Batts, Sr.- Owner of Hundley Batts and Associates Insurance Agency and the co-owner of WEUP Radio Station.



Parking: Parking is free and available to all after 5 p.m. on the UAH campus.

This FREE event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation by Kenny Anderson as he discusses the Civil Rights Movement specific to the city of Huntsville.

A panel of black business owners from the Huntsville area will then discuss what types of business and social changes they have experienced within the Huntsville business community, and what they hope to see in the future.

The program will end with questions from the audience.

Questions? Please reach out to Drew Hartt,


College of Business, College of Education
Public, Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni


Drew Hartt 256.824.4725 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chan Auditorium

4832 Holmes Ave NWHuntsville, AL 35805

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