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Scottsboro Boys Civil Rights Museum

Decatur is soon to be home to a multi-million-dollar civil rights museum, thanks to Celebrating Early Old Town with Art (CEOTA), a nonprofit organization established to illuminate the heritage of the early Old Town neighborhood of Decatur.

Experience Culture and Community at the Daikin Festival

Step into a world of tradition, excitement, and culinary delights as you experience the magic of Japanese culture at the Daikin Festival. For 30 years, this beloved event has been a staple in the Decatur community, offering a night of appreciation for Japanese traditions and customs.

Celebrating History Through Art

Frances Tate’s Decatur home is filled with stacks and stacks of beautiful drawings and paintings, each one a celebration of the city’s rich past. She wasn’t always an artist, but a deep sense of history and a desire for representation led her to pick up a paintbrush. Her realization that she hadn’t seen a single photo of a Black church representing the early Old Town of Decatur was the spark that ignited her artistic journey.

Brown Books & More is Positively Building Community

Brown Books & More is Positively Building Community Share this story social social Email To “No matter your culture, when you come in here, you’re going to feel welcomed.” That’s how Janelle Brown, owner of Brown Books & More, describes her Decatur bookstore. It’s a place where community happens, where everybody knows your name. The […]

Positively Immerse Yourself in Art AND the Community at Alabama Center for the Arts

From studio art to graphic design to acting to music technology and everything in between, Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur has something for you.

Positively Impacting Students’ Futures

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast and Scholarship Awards Program, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2023, is a shining example of what makes Decatur special.

¡El Día de los Muertos Es Positivamente Tradicional!

La Cuidad de Decatur en Alabama se complace en anunciar que este año inauguramos la Celebración del Dia de Muertos. Dia de Muertos, también conocido como el día de Las Almas, es un día festivo mexicano donde las familias le dan la bienvenida a las almas de sus seres queridos fallecidos para una reunión breve que incluye comida, bebidas y celebración.

Día de los Muertos Is Positively Traditional!

The City of Decatur, Ala. is pleased to announce its inaugural Día de los Muertos celebration! Día de los Muertos, also known as “The Day of The Dead” or “All Souls Day,” is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink, and celebration.

The Scottsboro Boys Trial Positively Changed History

The Morgan County Archives in Decatur Alabama has a Scottsboro Boys exhibit that shares photos from the 1933 trail in Decatur, as well as a chair from the courtroom where the trial took place.