TUSCUMBIA-Huston Cobb Jr. is a man of great distinction who has devoted his life to serving his country and his community. A survivor of the Black slave descendants in northwestern Alabama, Cobb is a Navy veteran, former TVA foreman and supervisor, political advocate, and former member of several prestigious local boards including the UNA Board of Trustees and the Colbert County Board of Equalization.
In celebration of this impressive milestone, Bluewater Publications is excited to announce the release of Cobb’s first published work, Black Folktales of the Muscle Shoals. This historical memoir, coauthored with Rickey Butch Walker, captures the history and heritage of the Black individuals of northwest Alabama. Combined with the extensive genealogical research and personal interviews conducted by Walker, Cobb’s own experience and interviews help to provide a detailed account of the development of this region and population from the perspectives of those who live there.
“A valuable addition to the historical record of northwest Alabama that emphasizes the legacy of local Black men and women.” — Kirkus Reviews
Black Folktales of the Muscle Shoals – Question & Answer with Slide Show Program
Free to the general public. Opens at 11:45 at the Helen Keller Public Library, 511 N Main St, Tuscumbia, AL
There will be a display of many of Mr. Huston Cobb’s pictures and memorabilia.
Mr. Cobb was 98 on March 10, 2023. He was not able to go out to celebrate his birthday. We are going to have cards for you all to sign.
We will deliver them to him. Come celebrate his life work with us!
VIP – Tickets $40.00 – Doors open at 11:00 for lunch with Rickey Butch Walker and Angela Broyles. You will also receive one signed copy
of Black Folktales of the Muscle Shoals, with lunch. We have a special video to share over lunch of an interview with Mr. Huston Cobb.
The general admission presentation opens at 11:45 for public seating and begins at 12:00.
Birthday cupcakes for everyone while supplies last.
Butch Walker & Bluewater Publications will have other beautiful books for your consideration to purchase.
You can purchase books before or after the presentation.
April 15, 2023
Where: Helen Keller Public Library, 511 N Main St, Tuscumbia, AL
When: VIP Lunch begins at 11:00 am. Tickets must order RSVP. 256-762-7153
When: General admission free to the public @ 11:45. Free birthday cupcake everyone while supplies last.
Black Folktales will be available for purchase in both print and digital format on April 3, 2023. For more information
on this release and our contributing authors, visit Bluewater Publications at bwpublications.com.
To order Black Folktales on Amazon:
ISBN: 978-1-958273-07-4 Paperback- $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-958273-16-6 Hardback- $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-958273-08-1 eBook- $9.99—now available for presale!
Media Release/Angela Broyles/Bluewater Publications