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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-26 March

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...ajwright@uab.edu Listings since July 2002 are also at
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2004


      Listings since July 2002 are also at <http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.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!

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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

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