Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5, 23-30 May & Bonus Links
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**UAB students dig in as they study plants Indians used
Birmingham News 30 May 2003
**Brewton celebrates homegrown stars
Honors bestowed on William Lee Golden, Hank Locklin
Mobile Register 29 May 2003
**Charles Rhodes dies at 76
Educator and coach was a member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame
Mobile Register 28 May 2003
**Mental health group to mark 50th anniversary
Mobile Register 28 May 2003
**WWII hero honored [George Watson]
Black Medal of Honor recipient's name added to memorial
Birmingham News 26 May 2003
**Retired State Troopers Maj. Fuqua dies at 76 http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1053940847145030.xml
Mobile Register 26 May 2003
**State honors space pioneer
Late Clifton McClure to be recognized today for his role in high-altitude flight
Huntsville Times 25 May 2003
**Program affects historic districts
Mobile Register 24 May 2003
**Bound for belief: Local writers aim to reach vast Christian book-buying market
One local author's latest book soon will appear on shelves in hundreds of Wal-Mart stores. Another new book features stories from 232 women connected to one Decatur church.
These Christian books by hometown writers enter a market that one researcher said continues to expand. George Barna, whose Barna Research Group conducted a nationwide book buying survey, said a third of all U.S. adults and teens reported buying at least one Christian book last year, excluding the Bible.
Decatury Daily 24 May 2003
**1924 May 26- On the 26th and 27th, an outbreak of tornadoes in the Deep South
killed 53. An entire family of 8 was killed near Elkmont AL.
FROM: The Weather Notebook
**1965 May 30- Vivian Malone becomes the first African American to graduate from
the University of Alabama, a college that had been one of the last
bastions of racial segregation in the South.
1971 May 30- Willie Mays scores his 1,950th run.
1993 May 30- Herman "Sonny" Blount joins the ancestors in Birmingham, Alabama at
the age of 79. He had been a prominent jazz bandleader, arranger
and pianist. He was better known as "Sun Ra," and was the founder of
Saturn Records. Three documentaries produced about Sun Ra were "The
Cry of Jazz" (1959), "Space is the Place" (1971) and "Sun Ra: A
Joyful Noise" (1980). [You can learn more about Sun Ra at
1966 May 28- [Alabama native] Percy Sledge hit number one with his first
-- and what turned out to be his biggest -- hit. "When a Man Loves a Woman" would stay
at the top of the pop music charts for two weeks. It will be the
singer's only hit to make the top ten and a million seller.
1951 May 28- Willie Mays gets his first major league hit, a home run. [Mays was born
May 6, 1931, in Mobile.]
1983 May 24- Jesse L. Jackson becomes the first African American to address a
joint session of a state legislature in the 20th century, when he
talks to the Alabama legislature.
1941 May 23- Joe Louis defends his heavyweight boxing title for the 17th
successful time, as Buddy Baer is disqualified at the beginning of
the seventh round. Baer's manager refused to leave the ring when
the round was ready to begin.
1975 May 5- Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth's RBI mark. He will finish his
career with 755 home runs and over 2200 RBIs. Both records
will stand for many years. Aaron will be inducted into Baseball's
Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982.
1935 May 5- Jesse Owens, of the United States, sets the long jump record at
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**Reviewed for H-South by Matthew Mason
Nicolas W. Proctor. _Bathed in Blood: Hunting and Mastery in the
Old South_. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2002.
xii + 220 pp. $45.00 (cloth) ISBN 0-8139-2087-6; $16.50 (paper),
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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