Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28 January-10 March & Bonus Links
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**Janet Mosteller recalled for love of her faith, joy of life
Civic volunteer and wife of dentist John H. Mosteller dies at 76
Mobile Register 10 March 2004
**Vulcan reopens to public
Visitors from as far as Canada tour park closed for five years
Birmingham News 9 March 2004
**Odessa Edwards, Gospel Singer With a Knack for Sermonizing, Is Dead [Edwards was a
Birmingham native and resident; she died Feb. 22]
New York Times 8 March 2004 [Free registration required for access]
**Right to Bragg? Alabama native son will receive award despite career controversy [author Rick Bragg]
Tuscaloosa News 8 March 2004
**Beware of false preachers; Charlatan 'evangelists' deliver crime, salvation in North Alabama's past
Decatur Daily 6 March 2004
**Tuscaloosa's 'Mother Teresa' dies at age 75
Tuscaloosa News 6 March 2004
**1985 March 7- The record "We Are the World" is released as a single. The song,
whose proceeds benefit African famine relief efforts, is
written by [Alabama native] Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson and produced by
Quincy Jones, with the singing participants organized by Jones,
Harry Belafonte, and Ken Kragen. To insure that the all-night
recording session went off without a hitch and that the true
cause of the song was etched into the hearts and minds of the
wide array of internationally known talent performing, a hand-
written sign is placed outside the studio at A&M Records in
Hollywood which simply said, "Check Your Egos at the Door."
1965 March 7- John Lewis leads a group of civil rights marchers across the Edmund
Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where they are attacked by Alabama
state troopers and sheriff's deputies with tear gas and
billy clubs. This violent confrontation will be known as "Bloody
Sunday," and will spark the historic Selma-to-Montgomery voting
rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr. [The NY Times account is
here: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0307.html#article ]
1942 March 7- The first five cadets graduate from the Tuskegee Flying School:
Captain Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. and Second Lieutenants Mac Ross,
Charles DeBow, L.R. Curtis, and George S. Roberts. They will
become part of the famous 99th Pursuit Squadron.
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**`Other Mayberry' shows signs of bouncing back [town of Berry]
Birmingham News 6 March 2004
**Lawyer-author turns out sequel to 'Soulbane' book [Bham attorney Norman Jetmundsen]
Birmingham News 29 February 2004 1F, 6F
**Memorial planned for black troops who fought at Blakeley
Baldwin battle had one of largest numbers of black soldiers in Civil War
Mobile Register 26 February 2004
**'Titan' gives A.G. Gaston his due [review of new biography]
Birmingham News 22 February 2004 8F
**BLACK WWII fighter pilot recalls history of Tuskegee Airmen
Durham Herald Sun - Durham,NC,USA
... hot-dogging": During flying exercises, Eagleson would soar over her
mother's Alabama ... than 200 events last year to talk about the still
largely unknown history ...
Durham Herald-Sun 20 February 2004
**1807 Feb 20: Former U.S. VP Aaron Burr is arrested [in Alabama!] on charges of plotting to
annex Spanish territory in Mexico and Louisiana in order to establish
an independant republic.
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**FMBC celebrates Black History Month
Troy Messenger - Troy,AL,USA
... This year it's strictly about Alabama black history. The questions
have already been given out and everyone should be working hard to find
the answers. ...
Troy Messenger 18 February 2004
**The Messenger Celebrates "Black History"
Juanita Luch Autherine Foster (1929-)
Gadsden Messenger 18 February 2004 13(37):45
**Celebrate Black History
Margaret Murray Washington (1865-1925)
Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
Gadsden Messenber 18 February 2004 13(37):13
**Veteran Memorial Nears Completion [at Noccalula Falls]
Gadsden Messenger 18 February 2004 13(37):18
**History of the Kiwanis Club of Gadsden
Gadsden Messenger 11 February 2004 13(36):35
**The Messenger Celebrates "Black History"
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute...
Gadsden Messenger 11 February 2004 13(36):44
**75 Years of Goodyear
Gadsden Messenger 11 February 2004 13(36):33
**From the Chairman and the Board of Trusteesof the WWII Memorial Park [in Hokes Bluff]
Gadsden Messenger 28 January 2004 13(34):35
Birmingham News articles ranging from May 2003-March 2004
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