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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-13 July 2001

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...have a great weekend everyone...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **Official says fire at YMCA was set
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 13 2:06 PM
      fyi...have a great weekend everyone...aj wright // ajwright@...

      **Official says fire at YMCA was set
      Mobile Register 13 July 2001

      **Vulcan could stand by'02
      Birmingham News 13 July 2001

      **Renovation ongoing at Gaineswood
      Demopolis Times 13 July 2001

      **Dismals dinos: Canyon backdrop for upcoming Discovery special
      Florence Times-Daily 13 July 2001

      **Tuskegee to be host site for CSPAN broadcast ["American Writers: A Journey
      Through History" series to feature Booker T. Washington]
      Opelika-Auburn News 13 July 2001

      **Local historian shares ideas for family research
      Cleburne News 12 July 2001

      **Town of Macedonia apparently dissolved
      Pickens County Herald 11 July 2001

      **1864 July 12- George Washington Carver, African American botanist is born
      in Diamond
      Grove, Missouri. He will receive a B.S. from the Iowa Agricultural
      College in 1894 and a M.S. in 1896. He will become a member of the
      faculty of Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanics in charge
      of the school's bacterial laboratory work in the Systematic Botany
      department. His work with agricultural products develops industrial
      applications from farm products, called chemurgy in technical
      literature in the early 1900s. His research will develop 325
      from peanuts, 108 applications for sweet potatoes, and 75 products
      derived from pecans. He will move to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1896 to
      accept a position as an instructor at the Tuskegee Institute of
      Technology and remain on the faculty until his death in 1943. His
      work in developing industrial applications from agricultural
      will derive 118 products, including a rubber substitute and over 500
      dyes and pigments from 28 different plants. He will receive the
      Spingarn Medal from the NAACP in 1923. He will be responsible for
      invention in 1927 of a process for producing paints and stains from
      soybeans, for which three separate patents were issued. George
      Washington Carver will be bestowed with an honorary doctorate from
      Simpson College in 1928. He will be made a member of the Royal
      of Arts in London, England. Dr. Carver will be honored by U.S.
      Franklin Delano Roosevelt on July 14, 1943 when $30,000 is committed
      a national monument to be dedicated to his accomplishments. The area
      Carver's childhood near Diamond Grove, Missouri will be preserved as
      park, with a bust of the agricultural researcher, instructor, and
      chemical investigator. This park will be the first national monument
      dedicated to an African American in the United States.

      1987 July 11- Bo Jackson signs a $7.4 million contract to play football for
      the Los
      Angeles Raiders for five years. Jackson becomes a two-sport player
      he continues to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals.

      FROM: Today in Black History
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