Everyone has a story to tell. AREA256 wants to help you share your stories—our stories. We know that the better we know our neighbors the more compassionate and caring we become as a community. Local Legacies is an open platform where everyone is welcome to share memories, stories, hopes, and dreams. We’ll preserve and share them in order to build bridges between the people of North Alabama and help create a more compassionate and caring community. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say!

Selma Bridge Crossing
It’s 55th anniversary of the peaceful protest which became known as “Bloody Sunday” across the nation and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year, there were nationally coordinated reenactments that took place all across the country, this is the local re-cap of this historic event.

Fred Whitlow II
We don’t need any more analysis of yesterday, we need somebody who can look at darkness and say “here’s a flashlight.” And say we can make a difference and make tomorrow much brighter. Minister Frederick Whitlow ll has that ability.

Jahni Moore
His iconic work has been seen throughout North Alabama and all across the world. Jahni Moore shares his passion for the arts with Area 256.

Rosa Bradford
No one should have to bury their own child. Rosa Bradford has buried 3 of her own children due to unrelated medical issues. Here’s her story of triumph, perseverance, and faith.

Kimberly Lewis
Successful CEO and Chamber chairperson, yes, but Kimberly Caudle Lewis began building her legacy years before any of that.