Coming full circle…I hope to get involved with this organization in any way possible! Stay tuned!

Red Mountain Theatre Website


“Alabama’s Red Mountain Theatre opens $25 million campus…”

The Red Mountain Theatre presents “Memorial”

Theatre was my first and truest love. Never did I dream that my love of research and history would find its way to the stage.

During my first semester of grad school at UAB (History), the seeds of the grassroots organization, Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) were planted. Me and several other fellows were commissioned to conduct research on the 30 (known at the time) lynchings that took place in Jefferson County Alabama. I was assigned Elizabeth Lawrence and Jeff Curry. Our research was published by the Equal Justice Initiative.

While I continued to be involved with JCMP over the years since, new fellows and new research have taken the lead. I feel so fortunate to have been a part in building that foundation.

And now, three years later, the current executive director of JCMP, Ms. Joi Brown, has brilliantly commissioned a way to bring new life to that research. “Memorial” is a play based on the original fellows research of the 30 victims of lynching violence.

Read More about the Playwright…

“Memorial” coverage by CBS 42 (May 18, 2021)

The Vulcan Historical Review wins 3rd Place in the National Nash History Journal Contest!!! This was UAB’s first win since 2012, and this labor of love was worth all the worrisome editing hours!!! I am so proud!

Stay tuned to see if our edition wins the Nash History Journal Prize!!!

I am very excited to be a part of helping the community get back on its feet during and post this pandemic. Here are some ways that business owners and workers who face employment barriers can work together to not only overcome – but to thrive!

Alabama Works!

Jefferson County Alabama

Tammy graduated with her Master’s from UAB “virtually” on Friday, May 1st 2020 – Congrats fellow Blazers, we did it!!!! #Classof2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2010 – SUCCESS! Tammy has passed her master’s thesis defense in the presence of many advisors and friends, courtesy of Zoom! GO UAB BLAZERS!

Title: The Evolution of Racism Through the Lens of Lynching Rhetoric and Memory.

Tammy Blue is the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for History recipient, awarded by UAB’s History Department.

Heritage Hall – The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Tammy was appointed Head Student Editor for the 2020 edition of UAB’s Vulcan Historical Review! The 24th Edition will be published in September, 2020.

The paper, “Et. Cetera: Differently-abled Students in the Writing Center” will be presented by Tammy at the 2020 Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on February 20-22.

Read her article, “Blood on the Great Seal of Alabama” (pg. 36) – 2019 Edition


Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH)
20th Annual GAAAH Conference
Roots: The Ties That Bind, October 23-25, 2019

Tammy presented her paper, “Surviving Rough Justice” at the invitation of the GAAAH hosted by the University of Memphis.


Tammy’s article, “Blood on the Great Seal of Alabama” was published in UAB’s 2019 Vulcan Historical Review magazine. It was very well received when presented at the AHA conference in April 2019. Tammy also had the opportunity to act as a visiting editor for this year’s edition.

AHA 72nd Annual Meeting

Alabama Historical Association – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
April 25-27, 2019
Paper Presentation – “Blood on the Great Seal of Alabama”

Jefferson County Memorial Project

Public Release of Report – Birmingham, Alabama
February 27th, 2019
Fellow / Research Committee Member