Recipients of the: Legacy Award in Music Education
Dr. Thomas E. Lyle
Dr. Thomas E. Lyle, with a musical concentration on the Clarinet, came to Alabama State University in 1964 where he began a phenomenal record as Director of Bands. He developed a 175 piece Marching Band and an eighty piece symphonic band that became nationally acclaimed. Dr. Lyle also initiated the Summer Band Camp at Alabama State University. Dr. Lyle was also chosen as "College Bandmaster of the Year" for several years.
Dr. Lyle has been initiated into the Alabama Band Director's Association, as well as, the chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary Band Fraternity and Sorority at Alabama State University. In 2010, Dr. Lyle cut the ribbon at the Thomas E. Lyle Band Center, an annex to the Cordell Wynn Humanities and Fine Arts Center. The Thomas E. Lyle Band Center houses the marching and concert bands at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Upcoming and Recent Programs
The Annual Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series
In 1955, Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy helped organize the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) and worked with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a key leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Named in memory of the noted ASU graduate and civil rights leader, this annual lecture series honors the legacy of well-known and little-known activists who contributed to the success of the modern civil rights movement. Sponsored in partnership with the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA).
Lift Every Voice:
A newsletter from The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University. Fall 2015, Vol. 1, Issue 1.
A Visual Interpretation of African-Americans’ Struggle for Recognition as Human Beings and First-Class Citizens
Commissioned by The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University
- National Center Honors Alumnus for Outstanding Years of Service
- Remembering civil rights activist Medgar Evers
- New president brings sense of urgency to Morehouse
- Jeannie Graetz Literacy Program
- Inscription On Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial To Be Removed
- King's Forgotten Manifesto
- Harlem churches see gospel tourist boom on Sundays
- A Plot of Land, a Path to Freedom
- Tourism tax, like all taxes, should have a sunset