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Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.

Black History Maker of Alabama - Joe Biggs, Jr. 

Photo Courtesy: Joe Biggs, Jr.
Photo Courtesy: Joe Biggs, Jr.

Joe Biggs, Jr., is a Tuscaloosa native. Biggs is a husband and father of six children.  He was raised on the west side of Tuscaloosa.  Biggs is also a product of the Tuscaloosa City Schools where he attended Central High School and played football. He signed a letter of intent to play with Alabama State University as a linebacker.  However, he soon after attended Stillman College and received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

Biggs continued to further his education and attended The University of West Alabama in Demopolis where he earned a degree in Instructional Leadership.  Biggs has been a mentor and coach of our local youth for over 14 years. He started his educational career as a classroom teacher and assistant football coach.

Currently, he is an assistant principal at Gordo High School where he enjoys having the opportunity to pour into our youth daily.  He is a man that looks to be a servant leader whenever given the chance. Biggs drive for personal perfection and ongoing perseverance keeps him hungry to always learn more and excel in the things of life that he wishes to accomplish.  Biggs believes its always an honor to be thought of in high regards by a group of your peers.

“There’s no history without Black history.” It’s essential for the advancement of people from all walks of life. “You’ll never truly know where you’re going until you know where you’re coming from.” 

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