Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-18 April & Bonus Links
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Listings for 2003 are being archived at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews2.htm>
Listings for July-December 2002 are at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews.htm>
Material in brackets are my additions.
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**Governor's Mansion open again for tours [first time in 8 years]
Birmingham News 18 April 2003
**Historian tells how 1901 constitution spawned abuses [AU's Wayne Flynt]
Restrictions hurt blacks, set pattern for later weaknesses
Huntsville Times 17 April 2003
**Pinson man keeps track of weather for decades
Birmingham News 14 April 2003
**MOVICO: From river camp to commuter village
Mobile Register 14 April 2003
**Nurse flew into history
Birmingham News 13 April 2003
**Synagogue, historic district lawsuit lags
Huntsville Times 13 April 2003
**Carnegie Center opens with show of area artists
Decatur attorney Jon Sedlak remembers reading Dr. Seuss books in the old Carnegie library as a child.Nancy Agnew Yates recalls sorting books there as librarian in the 1960s. They were among those getting a first look inside the restored building Friday, when the Carnegie Visual Arts Center opened. Now Yates and her friends can take in exhibits and classes at the center, and Sedlak's daughter can attend the summer art camp.
Decatur Daily 12 April 2003
**Decatur Founders Day Festival will bring history to life
Saturday event will include 'soldiers' of many U.S. wars
Huntsville Times 11 April 2003
**April 9: 1865 Federals capture Ft. Blakely, Alabama.
1974 April 4- Hank Aaron ties the baseball career home run record set by Babe
Ruth, when he hits his 714th home run in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1963 April 3- Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham anti-segregation
campaign begins. Before it is over, more than 2,000 demonstrators,
including King, will be arrested. The Birmingham Manifesto, issued
by Fred Shuttlesworth of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human
Rights the morning of the campaign, summarizes the frustration and
hopes of the protesters: "The patience of an oppressed people cannot
endure forever.... This is Birmingham's moment of truth in which
every citizen can play his part in her larger destiny."
1867 April 1- African Americans vote in a municipal election in Tuscumbia,
Alabama. Military officials set aside the election pending
clarification on electoral procedures.
FROM: Today in Black History
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**1974 April 8: Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's
1887 April 5: Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
[anyone seen the new Alabama quarter in change yet?? I got two the other day...]
1856 April 5: Booker T. Washington, pioneering educator [is born.]
1974 April 4: Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th.
1986 April 1: George Corley Wallace announces retirement plans.
1948 April 1: Emmylou Harris (in Alabama), singer [is born.]
FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...
**National Park Service. Historic Preservation Planning Program.
Plan Profile: Alabama
**Historic Preservation in Chickasaw
** Title: Bankhead Fellowship at the University of Alabama
Description: The University of Alabama History Department is
soliciting applications for the Bankhead Fellowship for faculty
diversity to begin Fall 2003. This is a one-year position with
the possibility of renewal for a second year. The fellow will
teach two courses per semester in his or her field of specializ
Announcement ID: 133267
**- ON THIS DAY -
On April 17, 1961, about 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.
[Alabama National Guard was involved in training these exhiles. Access requires free
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
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