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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-21 November 2003 & Bonus L inks

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi..aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu Listings for July-December 2003 are at
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      Listings for July-December 2003 are at <<http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews3.htm>>

      Listings for January-June 2003 are 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.

      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!

      **Entertainer Trenier dies; Mobile native found fame in Las Vegas
      Mobile Register 21 November 2003

      **WWII veteran dies at age 81
      Paul Rominger spent time in a German POW camp after being shot down on a combat mission
      Mobile Register 21 November 2003

      **Censored art draws attention
      Birmingham News 21 November 2003

      **Jeff Davis Community College founding president dies
      Mobile Register 20 November 2003

      **Hoover's 1967 firetruck set for sale; one of city's first.
      Birmingham News 19 November 2003, 4SC

      **Shelby man pens memoirs about Vietnam experiences.
      Birmingham News 19 November 2003, 5SC

      **Pioneer, pastor Dan Ronsisvalle dreamed big
      Birmingham News 19 November 2003

      **Physical therapist Eddie Harden dies at age 60
      Mobile Register 19 November 2003

      **Former retailer Mitchell Zoghby dies
      Mobile Register 18 November 2003

      **Mobilian is state disabled vet of year
      Mobile Register 18 November 2003

      **A fantasy takes flight ["Good Morning America" reporter Robin Roberts' flies at Tuskegee; her father trained as Tuskegee Airman]
      Birmingham News 18 November 2003, 1D, 6D

      **Moundville park deals with staff, program cuts
      Birmingham News 17 November 2003

      **Driving toward his dream; Lifelong collector builds Falkville car museum.
      Birmingham News 17 November 2003, 1B-2B

      **Kathryn and the Tin Man
      Two Alabama treasures - a celebrated author and a reknowned folk artist - have become neighbors and friends, each bringing something new into the other's world [Kathryn Tucker Windham and Charlie Lucas]
      Mobile Register 16 November 2003

      **Producer says Fox copied movie; 'Drumline' too close, Lanier grad claims
      Birmingham News 16 November 2003

      **Decatur General Hospital Foundation Gala XIX
      Dr. Bill Walker
      Satisfaction came from treating youngsters, seeing them grow
      Decatur Daily 16 November 2003

      **Alfa's Goodwin L. Myrick dies
      Birmingham News 16 November 2003

      **1974 November 11: Alabama football star and radio and film actor Johnny Mack Brown [b. 9-1-1904] died.

      **1977 November 18- Robert Edward Chambliss, a former KKK member, is convicted of
              first-degree murder in connection with the 1963 bombing of the
              16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, that killed
              four African American teenage girls.

      1873 November 16- William Christopher Handy is born in Florence, Alabama. He
              will be best known as a composer and blues musician and earn
              the nickname "Father of the Blues."  Among his most noteworthy
              compositions will be "Memphis Blues," "St. Louis Blues," and
              "Beale Street Blues."  He will also form a music publishing
              company with Harry Pace and become one of the most important
              influences in African-American music.  His 1941 autobiography,
              "Father of the Blues," will be a sourcebook and reference on
              this uniquely African-American musical style.  W.C. Handy
              will join the ancestors on March 28, 1958 in New York City, the
              same year "The St. Louis Blues", an biographical movie of his
              life debuted.

      1979 November 15- The NAACP's Spingarn Medal is awarded to Rosa L. Parks, who was
              the Catalyst in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott of 1955-56.

      1934 November 14: William Levi Dawson's Symphony No. 1, Negro Folk Symphony, is the first symphony
                      on black folk themes by an African American composer to be performed by a major orchestra.
                      [Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Leopold Stokowski. Dawson was an Alabama native]

      1915 November 14- Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and founder of Tuskegee
              Institute, joins the ancestors on the college's campus at the
              age of 59.  He was one the most famous African American educators
              and leaders of the 19th century, whose message of acquiring
              practical skills and emphasizing self-help over political rights
              was popular among whites and segments of the African American
              community.  His 1901 autobiography, "Up From Slavery", which
              details his rise to success despite numerous obstacles, became a
              best-seller and further enhanced his public image as a self-made
              man.  As popular as he was in some quarters, Washington was
              aggressively opposed by critics such as W.E.B. Du Bois and
              William Monroe Trotter.

      1956 November 13- The Supreme Court upholds a lower court decision banning
              segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama.  The Court
              establishes grounds for challenging bus segregation in nine
              states that have violated the 15th Amendment.
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      **1988 November 4- 19 tornadoes recorded in the southeast ahead of fast moving cold
      front. One tornado narrowly missed a high school
      football game in McComb MS. Another tornado F3 tornado struck a school at
      New Site MS just as it was dismissing. Alert teachers rushed the students
      back into hallways just in time. One woman is killed in Lee, Florida and
      sixteen people are injured in Alabama. Meanwhile, McAllen, Texas reaches a
      high of 102 degrees.
      FROM: The Weather Notebook

      **Bonus Links

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
              http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links:            68
      * Updated Links:        0
      * Removed Links:        0
      * Total Links:          2415

      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

      205-975-5963 [fax]



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