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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-17 March & Bonus Links

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **From the ashes: Downtown Hartselle survived 2 major fires http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/020317/ashes.shtml
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 18, 2002

      fyi..aj wright // ajwright@...

      **From the ashes: Downtown Hartselle survived 2 major fires
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/020317/ashes.shtml

        HARTSELLE -- All that remains of J.O. Burleson's Livery Stable are a few ledgers that grandson David Burleson owns.
        The stable and a feed store operated by the Burleson family perished in a 1901 fire. So did the Cooper Hotel and most of Hartselle's business district east of the railroad tracks.
        The tiny hamlet, that incorporated in 1875, survived the 1901 fire and another devastating blaze in the business district in 1916. Hartselle also made it through the 1926 bank robbery that wiped out a large chunk of the city's money.
      Decatur Daily 17 March 2002

      **Genealogical Society of Utah busy recording Morgan's history
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/020316/past.shtml

        Thomas and Mary Thompson did not make a hasty decision when they married in 1887. But the marriage failed. When Thompson filed for a divorce in 1890, he probably told the judge more than the judge needed to know.
        The record of the divorce is one of the documents volunteers with the Morgan County Genealogical Society have prepared for microfilming.
        Each week, the group of mostly retired men and women, spend countless hours at the Morgan County Archives separating and flattening records that are part of the county's history.
        Jessie Sturdivant is a member of the society and one of the volunteers working with the records. Like others, she gets no pay.
        "But we're not here to get paid," Mrs. Sturdivant said. "We're saving part of this county's history, and that's all that we care about."
      FROM: Decatur Daily 16 March 2002

      **Businessman-musician Wilfred Orlando Law dies
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101618736141434.xml
      Mobile Register 15 March 2002

      **Civic leader Dorothy Chason dies
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101618738141446.xml
      Mobile Register 15 March 2002

      **1861 March 11: Confederate convention in Montgomery, Ala, adopts constitution.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1861 March 11- The Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, adopts a
              constitution which declares that the passage of any "law denying
              or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves is prohibited."

      1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden, Alabama.  He will become
              a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant of Martin
              L. King, Jr.  After King's assassination, he will become the
              president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and
              write an autobiography that will attract widespread criticism for
              his comments on King's alleged womanizing.

      1965 March 11- During civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, the Reverend
              James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, dies after being
              beaten by whites.

      1871 March 9- Oscar De Priest is born in Florence, Alabama.  He will be the
              first African American congressman elected from a northern state.
              He will represent Illinois and be an active advocate for pensions
              for African American ex-slaves, lynching prevention, and civil
              rights improvements.

      1965 March 9- Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James J. Reeb,
              are attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while
              participating in a civil rights demonstration.  Reeb will later
              die in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
      FROM: Today in Black History
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      **BONUS Link

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's Genealogical List - U.S. - Alabama)8 March 2002 update
              http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links:            1
      * Updated Links:        0
      * Removed Links:        0
      * Total Links:          1388

      **Reviewed for H-Law by Michael Les Benedict
          Don E. Fehrenbacher.  _The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of
          the United States Government's Relations to Slavery_.  Completed
          and edited by Ward M McAfee. New York: Oxford University Press,
          2001.  xiv + 466 pp.  $35.00 (paper), ISBN 0-19-51417-76-0.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=73411015347997


      **********************************************
      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

      205-975-0158
      205-975-5963 [fax]

      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm

    • A.J. Wright
      fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu Past listings are all in the group archives at
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 17, 2004

        fyi..aj wright // ajwright@...

        Past listings are all in the group archives at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory>

        Listings since July 2002 are also at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm>

        Material in brackets are my additions.

        A listing of Alabama history links can be found at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistory.htm>
        Please send me information on broken links you find or links I don't have listed!

        Feel free to forward this email as desired....



        **Professor wants UA apology for slavery
        Alfred Brophy will present proposal for university to consider reparations to slave descendants
        http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1079432117324801.xml
        Mobile Register 16 March 2004

        **2004 Hall of Fame gala touching and hilarious [Ala. Stage and Screen Hall of Fame]
        http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004403150329
        Tuscaloosa News 15 March 2004

        **Book signings just part of the routine for Winston Groom
        http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004403150336
        Tuscaloosa News 15 March 2004

        **UA Journalism Department to honor Cason Award Recipients
        http://www.datelinealabama.com/article/2004/03/15/5588_news_art.php3
        Dateline Alabama 15 March 2004

        **TOMMY STEVENSON: Putting Vulcan on a pedestal
        http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004403140313
        Tuscaloosa News 14 March 2004

        **Birmingham native Beecher's 30-year-old poems revived [John Beecher]
        Birmingham News 14 March 2004 6F

        **Artists find outlet for work at open mike in Cullman [at Whole Earth Store; music and poetry]
        Birmingham News 14 March 2004 28A

        **Gurley's past may help form its future
        Getting buildings on register could affect quarry bid
        http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1079173099160441.xml
        Huntsville Times 13 March 2004

        **Former barber shop owner Woodrow Smith dies [opened shop in 1946]
        http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1079173183160430.xml
        Mobile Register 13 March 2004

        **Saxophonist, bandleader Joseph Morris dies after illness
        http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1079173166160430.xml
        Mobile Register 13 March 2004

        **Fire guts antebellum depot; Blaze-ravaged site in Huntsville state's oldest railroad building
        Birmingham News 13 March 2004 15A

        **Spanish Fort considers Blakeley Park partnership
        http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1079088402191810.xml
        Mobile Register 12 March 2004

        **Preservationists one step closer to protecting mill villages' status
        http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/10791136253570.xml
        Huntsville Times 12 March 2004

        **In good old days, it was tough to get from here to there
        http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/10791136073570.xml
        Huntsville Times 12 March 2004

        **Fire ravages Huntsville depot; restoration chances unknown
        http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040312/APN/403120919
        Tuscaloosa News 12 March 2004

        **Indiana professor kicks off UA Race and Place Conference
        Event to feature some 40 speakers on Civil Rights
        http://www.cw.ua.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/03/12/405168fd426fd
        Crimson & White [UA] 12 March 2004

        **Students take civil rights journey
        http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004403120333
        Tuscaloosa News 12 March 2004

        **Former state Rep. Harrell Blakeney dies at 83
        http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/107900013492630.xml
        Mobile Register 11 March 2004

        **Historian hopes old freight depot destroyed by fire may rise again
        http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1079030800195060.xml
        Huntsville Times 11 March 2004

        **Marshall Frady, 64, Journalist Who Wrote Wallace Biography, Dies
        http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/11/arts/11FRAD.html
        New York Times 11 March 2004 [requires free registration for access]

        **Appeal to demolish property delayed [95-year-old Otto Mark mansion]
        http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/south.ssf?/base/community/1078914175278380.xml
        Birmingham News 10 March 2004

        **City to revitalize revitalization; Haleyville's 1970s concrete structure to be torn down
        Birmingham News 10 March 2004 1D, 6D

        **Vulcan reopens to public
        Visitors from as far as Canada tour park closed for five years
        http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/107882732975670.xml
        Birmingham News 9 March 2004

        **1919 March 17- Nathaniel Adams Coles is born in Montgomery, Alabama.  Better
                known as Nat "King" Cole, he will start his musical career in
                a band with his brother Eddie and in a production of "Shuffle
                Along."  Leader of the King Cole Trio, he will achieve
                international acclaim as a jazz pianist before becoming an
                even more popular balladeer known for such songs as "Mona
                Lisa," "The Christmas Song" and "Unforgettable."  Cole will
                also have the distinction of being the first African American
                to host a network television variety show (1956-1957), a pioneer
                in breaking down racial barriers in Las Vegas, and a founding
                member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences,
                which will honor him with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy
                in 1989.

        1956 March 16- Ozzie Newsome is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  He will become
                a stand-out football player for the University of Alabama, and
                the first African American star athlete for a major school in
                the south.  Newsome will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns
                and start 176 out of 182 games in 13 years.  He will be the
                all-time leading receiver in Cleveland history and the all-
                time receiver among tight ends in the NFL.  Newsome will be
                fourth among receivers in NFL history with a record of 662
                catches.  He will earn three trips to the Pro Bowl and will
                be named to the All-NFL Teams of the '80's.  Newsome will
                remain with the Cleveland Browns in an administrative
                position after his retirement.  In 1994 he will be inducted
                into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 1999 to the Pro
                Football Hall of Fame.

        1956 March 16- Former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, makes his debut as a pro
                wrestler. He knocks out 320-pound cowboy Rocky Lee. Jersey Joe
                Walcott, the referee, is another former heavyweight champ.

        1999 March 13- Evander Holyfield, the WBA and IBF champion, and Lennox Lewis,
                the WBC champion, keep their respective titles after fighting
                to a controversial draw in New York. [Holyfield is an Alabama native.]

        1946 March 13- Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. becomes the first African
                American to command an United States Air Force base, when he
                assumes command of Lockbourne Air Force Base in Ohio. [Davis was
                one of the Tuskegee Airmen.]

        1918 March 13- John Rhoden is born in Birmingham, Alabama.  An art student who
                will study with Richmond Barthe' and at Talledega College,
                Rhoden's sculptures will have strong romantic and classical
                elements.  He will receive commissions for Harlem Hospital and
                Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, exhibit his work at
                the Atlanta University annuals, the Art Institute of Chicago,
                and the Whitney Museum and be represented in museums in the
                United States and Europe.  Among his major works will be"Safari," "Eve,"
                and "Quarter Horse."

        1965 March 11- During civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, the Reverend
                James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, dies after being
                beaten by whites.

        1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden, Alabama.  He will become
                a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant of Martin
                L. King, Jr.  After King's assassination, he will become the
                president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and
                write an autobiography that will attract widespread criticism for
                his comments on King's alleged womanizing.


        1861 March 11- The Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, adopts a
                constitution which declares that the passage of any "law denying
                or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves is prohibited."

        1965 March 9- Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James J. Reeb,
                are attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while
                participating in a civil rights demonstration.  Reeb will later
                die in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.

        1871 March 9- Oscar De Priest is born in Florence, Alabama.  He will be the
                first [presumably African-American] congressman elected from a northern state.  He will
                represent Illinois and be an active advocate for pensions for
                African American ex-slaves, lynching prevention, and civil rights
                improvements.
        FROM: Today in Black History


        **Bonus Links

        **Mobile, AL Bios:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/bios.htm 

        Mobile County Cemetery:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/cemetery.htm
           
        Mobile County History:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/history.htm

        Mobile County Military:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/military.htm

        Mobile County Postcards:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/postcards/

        Mobile County Photos:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/photos.htm

        Mobile County Obits:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/obits.htm
         
        Mobile County Newspapers:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/newspapers.htm

        Mobile County Vital Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/vitals.htm

        Mobile County Court Records/Estate, Probate & Wills:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/mobile/wills.htm   

        Mobile County Homepage:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~almobile/

        ............................................................. 

        Baldwin County Bible Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/bible.htm

        Baldwin County Cemetery Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/cemetery.htm

        Baldwin County Census:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/census.htm

        Baldwin County Land Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/land.htm

        Baldwin County History:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/history.htm

        Baldwin County Probate  & Wills:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/wills.htm

        Baldwin County Church Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/churches.htm

        Baldwin County Military:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/military.htm

        Baldwin County Newpaper Records:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/newspapers.htm

        Baldwin County Obits:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/obits.htm

        Baldwin County Vital Records: [marriage, births, deaths]
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/baldwin/vitals.htm

        Baldwin County Homepage:
        http://www.rootsweb.com/~albaldwi/index.html





        ****************************************************
        A.J. Wright, MLS
        Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
        Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

        Dept of Anesthesiology/Library
        School of Medicine
        University of Alabama at Birmingham
        619 19th Street South, JT965
        Birmingham AL 35249-6810

        205-975-0158
        205-975-5963 [fax]

        ajwright@...

        http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm

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