Take an inspirational Bicentennial journey with lifelong Jefferson County resident Patricia Russell-Hendrix

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Ms. Senior Jefferson County Patricia Russell-Hendrix. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

To celebrate Jefferson County’s Bicentennial we wanted to record some living history.

Ms. Patricia Russell-Hendrix is the 2018 Ms. Senior Jefferson County and was born and raised in the area. She has seen it all from segregation, to integration and now innovation.

We all know it’s not polite to mention a woman’s age in the South, so we are not going there, but she’s seen a lot and we thought her memories were worth sharing.

Learn more about upcoming Jefferson County Bicentennial and share your memories – HERE.

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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.