Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-26 March
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**History of depot not written yet
Huntsville Times 26 March 2004
**Max Sokol, longtime retailer, dies
Birmingham News 26 March 2004
**Freight depot may face bulldozers
Norfolk Southern says it'll demolish historic building
Huntsville Times 25 March 2004
**UA professor retracts call for reparations, insists on apology
Tuscaloosa News 25 March 2004
**On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.
New York Times 25 March 1965 [requires free registration for access]
**No more day of rest for many shops in downtown Hartselle [many shops now open on Wednesdays]
Decatur Daily 24 March 2004
**'60 Minutes' filming dream at Space Camp
Program to help children began with one man's promise
Huntsville Times 24 March 2004
**Vulcan to shine as lights go on; Statue visible from 5 miles under 5 million lumens of light
Birmingham News 23 March 2004 1D, 6D
**EBay leads market for Birmingham treasures
Birmingham News 22 March 2004
**Ocean's beauty, bitterness reflected in Cobb's stories [review Alabama author Loretta Cobb's new short story collection
_The Ocean Was Salt_]
Birmingham News 21 March 2004 6F
**Hamden woman made history as a 'Freedom Rider' [Alabama native Lula White]
New Haven Register 21 March 2004
**On March 21, 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
New York Times 21 March 1965 [requires free registration for access]
**Bible Belt's Alabama fights over 'official' state whiskey
New Orleans Times-Picayune 20 March 2004
**Music highways; Travel down memory lane to hit Alabama high notes [music museums in Alabama]
Birmingham News 19 March 2004 20G-23G
**1965 March 25- The Selma-to-Montgomery march ended with rally of some fifty
thousand at Alabama capitol. One of the marchers, a white
civil rights worker named Viola Liuzzo, is shot to death on
U.S. Highway 80 after the rally by white terrorists. Three
Klansmen are convicted of violating her civil rights and
sentenced to ten years in prison.
1931 March 25- Nine African American youths are arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama,
for allegedly raping two white women. Although they will be
quickly convicted, in a trial that outraged African Americans
and much of the nation, the case will be appealed and the
"Scottsboro Boys" will be retried several times.
1965 March 21- Thousands of marchers complete the first leg of a five-day
freedom march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, dramatizing
the denial of voting rights for African Americans. Led by
Martin Luther King, Jr., thousands of marchers are protected
by U.S. Army troops and federalized Alabama National Guardsmen
because of violence encountered earlier, including the fatal
beating of a white minister, Reverend James J. Reeb.
1981 March 21- Michael Donald, an African American teen-ager in Mobile, Alabama,
is abducted, tortured and killed in what prosecutors charge is a
Ku Klux Klan plot. A lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law
Center on behalf of Donald's mother, Beulah Mae Donald, will
later result in a landmark $ 7 million judgment that bankrupts
The United Klans of America.
2000 March 20- Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, once known as H. Rap
Brown, is captured in Alabama. He was wanted in the fatal
shooting of a sheriff's deputy in Atlanta, Georgia. Al-Amin will
maintain his innocence.
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**Thousands gather to commemorate 1965 Bloody Sunday march
Crimson and White [UA] 8 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