Mr. Charles E. King, V.P. of Professional Sales & Marketing for Bronner Bros. Inc, shakes hands with Dr. James Oliver, “Head Band Director” of the Alabama State University Marching Hornets. Bronner Bros Professional celebrates the official proclamation of “Director James Oliver Day” from the City of Montgomery, Ala. Office of the Mayor. Mr. King’s and Dr. Oliver’s goal is to continue to acknowledge the beauty industry in our community and in our culture, while bringing awareness to HBCUs.
Alabama State University has a rich history—and legacy. Today, that legacy continues as the university enters its 152 year history and promise. The ASU movement started in 1867 by the “Marion Nine,” nine men who were denied education because of slavery. But that didn’t stop these men from pursuing a great education. While slavery and the Civil War was ending, the Marion Nine, from Marion, Ala. set out to build a institution for blacks, along with white Northern missionaries and strong leaders of black African American churches. Today, we at Bronner Bros. Professional products®️ celebrate Head Band Director, Dr. James Oliver for his 20 years service and commitment to this great HBCU. We recognize Oliver during this homecoming season for his focused mission to pour into the young minds of tomorrow through education, musicianship and excellence at the Alabama State University.