Alabama History/Culture in the News: 27-30 Nov/ 1-2 Dec & Bonus Link
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**100 inept years mark constitution
Birmingham News 2 Dec 2001
**Dressed for Christmas; Albany, Old Decatur to show off holiday finery Saturday
For a look inside several homes in Decatur's historic districts -- and their antiques and collections of Madonnas and crystal -- take the Christmas tour Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m.
Thousands of shimmering lights will be visible outside the homes, and you may even glimpse an outdoor chandelier, but you'll want to go inside to see more.
Sedama Poole is heading the tour for the Albany area, while Jamie Buckner and Missy Brown have been working on plans for Old Decatur.
Owners of one residence in each area agreed to help give readers a preview of their homes and decorations.
Three of the tour homes in the Albany district are linked, since they were originally built by A.Z. Bailey and R.H. Wolcott, who married sisters, and a brother, T.Z. Bailey. ..
Decatur Daily 2 Dec 2001
**The complex life of Carolyn Mason [writer]
Dateline Alabama 1 Dec 2001
**1988 Dec 1- You've heard of the Rose Bowl. The Orange Bowl. The Sugar Bowl. But
the Hurricane Bowl? The University of Alabama had been scheduled to play
Texas A&M in College Station, Texas in September, but Hurricane Gilbert
caused the game to be postponed when Crimson Tide coach Bill Curry refused
to send his team to Texas. The hurricane went into Mexico and ESPN cameras
the next day at game time showed brilliantly blue skies and fine weather at
scheduled kickoff time. When the game was replayed on December 1st, the
Crimson Tide destroyed the much-heralded Aggies 30-10.
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**Last original civil appeals court judge dies [Charles Wright]
Birmingham News 30 Nov 2001
**Alabama: A history of what ifs [editorial]
Birmingham News 30 Nov 2001
**1955 Dec 1: Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to move to back of the bus.
1962 Nov 30: Bo Jackson, athlete, is born
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**Black optometrist helped to break racial barriers
D.B. Mitchell dies; called accomplished and caring person
Huntsville Times 29 Nov 2001
**Dance Alabama! to take center stage
Dateline Alabama 28 Nov 2001
**1873 Dec 1- The 43rd Congress (1873-75) convenes with seven African
American congressmen: Richard H. Cain, Robert Brown Elliott,
Joseph H. Rainey and Alonzo J. Ransier, South Carolina; James
T. Rapier, Alabama; Josiah T. Walls, Florida; John R. Lynch,
1955 Dec 1- Rosa Parks, a seamstress, refuses to take a back seat on a
Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her refusal to move will result in
her arrest and will begin a 382-day boycott of the bus system
by African Americans and mark the beginning of the modern
American Civil Rights movement
1962 Nov 30- Bo Jackson is born in Bessemer, Alabama. The 1985 Heisman
Trophy winner will be one of the few professional athletes
to play in two sports - football and baseball.
1989 Nov 27- Jennifer Lawson assumes her duties as Executive Vice President
for National Programming and Promotion Services at the Public
Broadcasting Service. The Alabama native is the chief
programming executive for PBS, determining which programs are
seen on the network. She is the first woman to hold such a
position at a major television network.
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