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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-5 July 2001

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **1916 July 5- Very destructive early season hurricane strikes Mobile and Pensacola area. 7 deaths result. Winds reached 82
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      **1916 July 5- Very destructive early season hurricane strikes Mobile and
      Pensacola
      area. 7 deaths result. Winds reached 82 mph. Tides were 11.6 feet above
      normal. Pressure at Fort Morgan AL measured at 28.38 inches
      FROM: The Weather Notebook ABC 33/40 <matt@...>

      **Choctaw School in Washington County; Hope amid decay
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?Jul2001/5-a431014a.html
      Mobile Register 5 July 2001

      **Eastern Shore enjoys third jubilee in four days
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?Jul2001/4-a463541a.html
      Mobile Register 4 July 2001

      **Florence, Greenville commitments to preserving neighborhoods,
      homeshonored; Podunk Historic Small Towns Index as tops in Alabama; Cities,
      towns protect past
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-e408505b.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001

      **History makes Humanities office home for Susan Moore
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-a207714f.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001

      **Avondale Park to receive $650,000 for renovations
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-a207714a.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001

      **Neighborhood drugstore makes East Lake comeback
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-a207644i.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001

      **Mountain Brook history found in used bookstore
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-a207620n.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001

      **Future Montevallo library might include a theater
      http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/?Jul2001/4-a207616d.html
      Birmingham News 4 July 2001


      **1881 July 4- Tuskegee Institute opens in Tuskegee, Alabama, with Booker T.
      Washington
      as its first president.

      1892 July 4- Arthur George Gaston is born in a log cabin, built by his
      grandparents,
      former slaves, in Marengo County, Alabama, near Demopolis. He will
      drop out of school after the tenth grade and will become one of the
      most successful proponents of Booker T. Washington's brand of
      capitalism.
      A Washington disciple as a child, Gaston became a self-made
      millionaire
      and one of the richest African American men in America in the 1950s.
      His
      many businesses thrived on the social separateness legislated by the
      Jim
      Crow laws in segregated Alabama. Gaston will make it his personal
      mission
      to urge African Americans to seek "green power," a term he
      remembered
      Washington using. His quiet role in the civil right movement was
      also
      noted, saying once that African Americans needed a Martin Luther
      King, Jr.
      of economics to fire them up the way King had about integration.
      Gaston
      made the following statement that summed up his position on economic
      empowerment for people of color -- "It doesn't do any good to arrive
      at
      first-class citizenship, if you arrive broke." He will live to the
      age of
      103.
      FROM: Today in Black History
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