Mission Statement

To create a historical reflection of the Browns Ferry Street site whose ties to the antebellum times, Civil War at Fort Henderson (“The Fort”) which included many African-American soldiers from this area serving in the U.S. Army, the American Missionary School for freed slaves which later became known as Trinity High School – all providing a significant impact to Athens, Alabama and abroad.

Hosted by the Athens Limestone County Association, author Charlotte Fulton will be autographing copies of Holding The Fort at the Trinity High School Grand Reunion Picnic on Friday, August 29 noon-5 p.m. at the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park located on Hine Street; and during the Trinity Grand Reunion Parade on Saturday, August 30 11 a.m. to 2p.m. at Pablo’s on Market. Starting Tuesday, September 2, additional copies of Holding The Fort can be purchased at the Limestone County Archives or from ALCA board members.  The cost is $40 if picked up in Athens and an additional $7 if it has to be shipped.  Profits from the sale of Holding The Fort will be to benefit the construction of the new Trinity Community Center.