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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 15-23 May & Bonus Link

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu **Wheeler plantation face-lift will lead historic site push
    Message 1 of 1 , May 23, 2002

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      **Wheeler plantation face-lift will lead historic site push
      Birmingham News 23 May 2002

      **Signings Saturday at Book Factory
      Authors of 'Century of War' and 'Real Life University to autograph works
      Mobile Register 23 May 2002

      **Pupils reflect on love, family in city schools' poetry reading festival
      Birmingham News 23 May 2002

      **Trail of Tears ride to feature history fest, rock concert
      Convoy retraces route of Cherokees deported from mountain home
      Huntsville Times 22 May 2002

      **Clean-up set for Miller cemetery
      Event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday in Gulf Shores
      Mobile Register 22 May 2002

      **Montgomery motto stirs debate
      City urged to add civil rights note to `Cradle of Confederacy' seal
      Birmingham News 22 May 2002

      **Authorities find 'Dachau for dogs' in Lillian
      Man who admits to killing greyhounds and other animals for decades may face charges
      Mobile Register 22 May 2002

      **1961 May 20: White mob attacks 'Freedom Riders' in Montgomery, Alabama.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      New York Times 18 May 2002 [site requires free registration

      **1961 May 21- Freedom Riders are attacked in Montgomery, Alabama.  The third city
              in which the CORE-sponsored group is attacked, the incident prompts
              Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to send U.S. marshals to keep
              the peace while Governor Patterson of Alabama declares martial law
              and dispatches the National Guard to the troubled area.

      1961 May 20- A mob attacks freedom riders in Montgomery, Alabama.  Attorney
              General Robert F. Kennedy dispatches four hundred U.S. marshals to
              Montgomery to keep order in the freedom rider controversy.

      1919 May 18- Coleman Alexander Young is born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He will
              fight as a bombardier-navigator with the Tuskegee Airmen during
              World War II and will settle in Detroit and work as an auto worker
              after the war. In 1948, he will become the first African American
              elected to the Wayne County Council of the AFL-CIO. He will found
              the National Negro Labor Council in 1951. Walter Reuther and other
              white leaders of the labor movement will refer to the NNLC as a
              tool of the Soviet Union and cause Young to be called to testify
              before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952. He
              will reach the pinnacle of his political career when, as a state
              senator, he is elected the first African American mayor of the city
              of Detroit, Michigan in 1973. He will revitalize Detroit, integrate
              the police and fire departments, and will significantly increase
              the number of city contracts with minority businesses.  He will be
              elected mayor for an unprecedented five terms.  He will step down
              as mayor in 1993 at the age of 75.  He will join the ancestors in
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      **African Americans share memories of life in South
      Detroit News 15 May 2002

      **Bonus Link

      **Title: 21st Gulf South History and Humanities Conference
         Location: Texas
         Date: 2002-06-15
         Description: The Gulf South History and Humanities Conference is
            an annual event sponsored by the Gulf South Historical
            Association, a consortium of Gulf South colleges and
            universities, including the University of South Alabama, the
            University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College, the
            University of Souther ...
         Contact: gsmith@...
         Announcement ID: 130429

      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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