This site would not have been possible without the lengthy and incredibly meticulous research of historian Cynthia Wise for her book The Alabama Baptist Children's Home: The First One Hundred Years, along with older works by Anne Kendrick Walker.

We also must issue a huge "Thank you" to Rachel Cohen of the Samford University Library Special Collections Department for access to the online database and photos from their collection. Several photos used in the creation of our timeline came from their collection, along with much information provided in the records of the Alabama Baptist State Convention minutes from the 1860s, 1890s, and later.


Wise, Cynthia A. 1991. The Alabama Baptist Children's Home: The First One Hundred Years. Montgomery, Alabama: The Brown Printing Company.

Walker, Anne Kendrick and J.O. Colley, Sr. 1945. The Story of the Alabama Baptist Children's Home. Montgomery: The Paragon Press.

Walker, Anne Kendrick. 1955. The Alabama Baptist Children's Home: A Mid-Century Decade. Birmingham: Birmingham Printing Company.