Morgan Hall is the home of the University of Alabama’s Creative writing department. Morgan hall was built and dedicated in 1911. The hall is named after John Tyler Morgan, the former senator of Alabama. Morgan, was also a professor at the university during the pre-antebellum period. When the Civil War broke out in 1865, Morgan immediately joined the of the Confederate army. Here, Morgan rose to the rank of Brigadier general. When the war ended in 1865, John Tyler Morgan returned home to The University of Alabama to continue his passion as an educator. Morgan is also known throughout the state of Alabama as a stern white supremacist and is credited as one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan. with his Morgan would latter hold a set in congress in 1877 until his death in 1907. The building itself has a unique history itself. Morgan Hall was the first hall on Campus with actually running AC and heat. Another fact about Morgan hall, is that Pulitzer prize winner Harper Lee took her writing classes in this building.
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