Reginald Tiller, the superintendent of Anniston’s Freedom Riders National Monument and the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, was the keynote speaker during a Black History Month event at Jacksonville State University on Tuesday. In his speech, Tiller touched on his time with the National Park Service and how it’s grown to embrace African American culture and history.

Mary Elliott sits with a portrait of her husband and firefighter, Lynn Elliott, who died from cancer in 2005. Doctors said Elliott's exposure …

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Two bills currently before the Legislature touch on firefighters and their elevated risk of cancer. One bill could help cut down on firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens while another would help ease the financial burden for retired firefighters diagnosed with cancer.

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