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

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **FORT GAINES/FORT MORGAN STUDY ACT: On May 9, 2002 Representative Sonny Callahan (R-AL) introduced legislation (H.R. 4695)
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      **FORT GAINES/FORT MORGAN STUDY ACT:  On May 9, 2002 Representative Sonny
      Callahan (R-AL) introduced legislation (H.R. 4695) to direct the Secretary
      of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating
      Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan in Alabama as units of the National Park
      System.  Fort Gaines was constructed in 1850; it was bombarded during the
      American Civil War.  Fort Morgan was constructed in 1819-1834 and figured
      prominently in the naval campaigns of the Civil War. The bill was referred
      to the House Subcommittee on National Parks Recreation and Public Lands for
      FROM: NCC WASHINGTON UPDATE, Vol. 8, #19, May 17, 2002
      by Bruce Craig <rbcraig@...>
      National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History (NCCPH)

      **Chickasaw forms historic district
      Mobile Register 16 May 2002

      **City has plan for Lowe Mill Village
      Proposal would bar new apartments; intention is to revive old neighborhood
      Huntsvillle Times 16 May 2002

      **The Rev. Will Herzfeld, top Lutheran official, dies at 64
      Native Mobilian was an associate of the late Dr. Martin Luther King
      Mobile Register 16 May 2002

      **George Wallace Junior believes his father would still be alive today and might have enjoyed being president or a U.S. senator if it weren't for the gunshots fired in Maryland
      that left him sprawled on the pavement of a shopping center parking lot. For others, the assassination attempt 30 years ago Wednesday altered Wallace's political legacy along with his life.
      FROM: WAAY-TV [Huntsville] Daily News dailynews@... 16 May 2002

      **A South Carolina man has filed a countersuit in his claim that he discovered the Confederate submarine Hunley in the Atlantic Ocean off Sullivans Island. Lee
      Spence says he is the victim of a conspiracy that has denied him credit. He said he discovered the Hunley in 1970 while diving in search of a snagged fish trap.
      FROM: WAAY-TV [Huntsville] Daily News dailynews@... 16 May 2002

      **Friday to mark anniversary of Civil War skirmish at depot
      Huntsville Times 15 May 2002

      **Historian collects information about city's origin, places all on CDs [the city is Madison]
      Huntsville Times 15 May 2002

      **May 13, 1914
      Birth date of Joe Louis, boxer. (died 4/12/81)
      FROM: This Week in New Deal History/ New Deal Network  http://newdeal.feri.org/

      **In One Last Trial, Alabama Faces Old Wound
      [author of this piece is Rick Bragg]
      As the trial of the last suspect in a bombing that killed
      four young girls in 1963 begins, a sadness lingers that is
      too severe to correct with a courtroom.
      New York Times 12 May 2002 [access requires free registration]

      **1961 May 14- A bus, with the first group of Freedom Riders, is bombed and burned
              by segregationists outside Anniston, Alabama.  The group is attacked
              in Anniston and Birmingham.

      1867 May 14- A riot occurs in Mobile, Alabama, after an African American mass
              meeting.  One African American and one white are killed.

      1914 May 13- Joseph Louis Barrow is born in Lexington, Alabama.  He will be better
              known as Joe Louis.  "The Brown Bomber" will hold the heavyweight
              crown from his 1937 title match with James J. Braddock until his
              first retirement in 1949.  In his 71 professional fights, he will
              amass a record of 68 victories, 54 by knockouts.

      1916 May 12- Albert L. Murray is born in Nokomis, Alabama.  He will become an
              author of several works of nonfiction, among them the influential
              collection of essays, "The Omni Americans: New Perspectives on
              Black Experience and American Culture." His other works will
              include "South to a Very Old Place," "The Hero and The
              Blues," "Train Whistle Guitar," "The Spyglass Tree," "Stomping The
              Blues," "Good Morning Blues," and "The Blue Devils of Nada."

      1963 May 11- One day after Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a
              limited integration plan in Birmingham, Alabama, his home is bombed
              and a riot ensues.

      1963 May 10- Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a limited
              integration plan which will end the Birmingham demonstrations.
      FROM: Today in Black History
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      **Dulci-Fest offers folk music at its best

         It will be folk and country music at its best.
         The Morgan County Dulcimer Association and other folk and dulcimer musicians will perform on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Parisian stage in Colonial Mall.
      Decatur Daily 9 May 2002

      **Pops concert to end DCC's silver anniversary season

         The Decatur Civic Chorus will end its silver 25th anniversary season not with a bang, but with a pop -- and that's a good thing.
         Celebrating a quarter-century of music, the DCC will perform selections from many of its musicals over the years at its second annual spring pops concert May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.
      Decatur Daily 9 May 2002

      **Bonus Links

      **Reviewed for H-South by Ethan Blue
          Philip Scranton, ed.  _The Second Wave: Southern Industrialization
          from the 1940s to the 1970s_.  Economy and Society in the Modern
          South. Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, 2001.
          xiv + 310 pp.  $50.00, ISBN 0-8203-2218-0.

      **Reviewed for H-South by Buck T. Foster
          Rod Andrew, Jr.  _Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School
          Tradition, 1839-1915_.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina
          Press, 2001.  184 pp.  $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-2610-3.

      **Reviewed for H-South by Evan P. Bennett
          Timothy J. Minchin.  _The Color of Work: The Struggle for Civil
          Rights in the Southern Paper Industry, 1945-1980_.  Chapel Hill
          and London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001.  xi +
          277 pp.  $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-2618-9; $24.95 (paper), ISBN

      **Reviewed for H-South by Jennifer L. Gross
          Glenn Feldman, ed.  _Reading Southern History: Essays on
          Interpreters and Interpretations_.  Tuscaloosa: University of
          Alabama Press, 2001.  x + 376 pp.  $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8173-
          1099-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8173-1102-5.

      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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