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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 30 Nov/ 3-6 Dec

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **1875 Dec 6- The Forty-Fourth Congress of 1875-1877 convenes with a high of eight African Americans taking office. They
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2001

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      **1875 Dec 6- The Forty-Fourth Congress of 1875-1877 convenes with a high of
              eight African Americans taking office.  They are Senator Blanche
              K. Bruce of Mississippi and congressmen Jeremiah Haralson of
              Alabama, Josiah T. Walls of Florida, John Roy Lynch of
              Mississippi, John A. Hyman of North Carolina, Charles E. Nash
              of Louisiana,; and Joseph H. Rainey and Robert Smalls of South

      1947 Dec 5- Jersey Joe Wolcott defeats [Alabama native] Joe Louis for the heavyweight boxing title.  It is also the first time a heavyweight championship boxing match is televised.

      1955 Dec 5- The Montgomery bus boycott begins as a result of Rosa Parks'
              refusal to ride in the back of a city bus four days earlier.
              At a mass meeting at the Holt Street Baptist Church, Martin
              Luther King Jr. is elected president of the boycott organization.
              The boycott will last a little over a year and be the initial
              victory in the civil rights struggle of African Americans in the
              United States.
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      **1886 Dec 4- Heavy snow fell on parts of the South and southern Appalachians on
      the 4th through the 6th. Montgomery recorded their greatest snow of record
      when 11 inches fell. An amazing 25 inches fell in Rome GA and 33 inches fell
      in Asheville NC
      FROM: The Weather Notebook ABC 33/40 <matt@...>

      **Rosa Parks bus to stay in museum
      DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- The bus that Rosa Parks was riding when she refused to give up her seat to a white man in 1955 will become part of a permanent display at the Henry Ford Museum after it is refurbished.
      New York Times 3 Dec 2001 [site requires free registration; stories remain free for 7 days]

      **Lincoln principal Jim Black dies; recalled as 'doer'
      Educator, 51, known for seeking new ways to serve poor children
      Huntsville Times 3 Dec 2001

      **Tours set for old homes, churches [Elkton]
      Huntsville Times 3 Dec 2001

      **'Choccolocco monster' goes national on Daily Show
      Anniston Star 30 Nov 2001

      A.J. Wright, MLS
      Dept of Anesthesiology Library
      School of Medicine
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      205-975-5963 [fax]



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