Hackleburg, Alabama Oral History Project
Hackleburg, Alabama; Marion County; Oral History; Tornadoes
On April 27, 2011 the community of Hackleburg, Alabama was hit by a EF-5 tornado. Eighteen members of the community lost their lives. The downtown's major businesses, resturants, police and fire departments, and town hall were destroyed. The Wrangler plant, which employed many Hackleburg residents was devestated by the storm. These oral history interviews, conducted by UNA Public History students help explore the damage the storms caused but also the community's ability to come together in the wake of the destruction of their town.
Hackleburg community interviews
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey
April 27, 2011
Carolyn M. Barske