A Moment in History
The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff’s best known works.
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I am delighted that you have chosen to gain information about Historic Talladega College, the home of the world famous Amistad Murals, and one of the best liberal arts private colleges in this country. This great college has a commitment to higher education while teaching and molding young minds. We offer seventeen majors designed to provide students with educational opportunities to assure them the ability to succeed as productive citizens.
Our multicultural faculty and staff stand ready to tell the “Talladega Story” as we all work to continue the legacy of this great college. On our campus you will learn valuable information about the past and how to merge to the future and produce humane, well-rounded leaders who think independently, are secure in their sense of themselves, stand open to intellectual growth, and are willing to serve their community.
As Talladega College’s 20th President, I am proud to be a part of this great college family as we continue to build an educational place of excellence. Enjoy Talladega College's website and we look forward to your visit on our great campus.
DR. BILLY C. HAWKINS, President
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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.