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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11 March-5 April

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  • A.J. Wright
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      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!

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....


      COMING UP

      **Alabama Writers Symposium [Monroeville, April 29-May 1, 2004]
      http://www.ascc.edu/brochure%202004%2011%20x%2017.pdf



      AND NOW THE NEWS...


      **UA Cadets [of 1865] honored for bravery
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004404050322
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2004


      **The Super Outbreak of 1974 [Guin tornado, April 3, 1974]
      http://www.wbhm.org/News/2004/Super_Outbreak_of_74.html
      WBHM-FM 5 April 2004 [read the transcript, listen to the story]
      [There is a site devoted to this national outbreak at http://www.april31974.com/ ]


      **1887 April 5- In Tuscumbia, Alabama, Anne Sullivan teaches her blind and deaf pupil Helen Keller the meaning of the word "water" as spelled out in the Manual Alphabet.
      FROM: On This Day


      **Ceremony traces Mobile's roots
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1081071953288570.xml
      Mobile Register 4 April 2004


      **Library continues legacy of excellence [100th anniversary of Selma-Dallas Co. Public Library]
      http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/articles/2004/04/04/news/news57.txt
      Selma Times-Journal 4 April 2004


      **Remains of racial killing victim to be reburied
      [Virgil Lamar Ware, who was murdered the same day as Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
      bombing victims]
      http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1081072258288580.xml
      Birmingham News 4 April 2004


      **Bush and Kerry have ties to Montgomery
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004404040348
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2004


      **Horror still vivid in town hard-hit by 1974 tornado
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2004404030327
      Tuscaloosa News 3 April 2004


      **The night of the Killer Tornadoes North Alabamians recall deadly April '74 twisters
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/040403/tornado.shtml
      Decatur Daily 3 April 2004


      **Remembering the Talladega boycott [1969, at the Superspeedway]
      http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/auto_racing/article/0,1651,TCP_1056_2781983,00.html
      Vero Beach [Fla.] Press-Journal 3 April 2004


      **Yesterday's News [...1854, 1904, etc.]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/108099657184300.xml
      Mobile Register 3 April 2004


      **Far into night, tornadoes came one after another
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1080998237167630.xml
      Huntsville Times 3 April 2004


      **What I saw: A brick home destroyed, a trailer spared
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1080987397125570.xml
      Huntsville Times 3 April 2004


      **Tornado Timeline
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1081000046228911.xml
      Huntsville Times 3 April 2004


      **Horror of deadly tornado outbreak still vivid in Alabama town [Guin, 1974]
      http://www.al.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1080930855228990.xml
      Associated Press 2 April 2004


      **1956 April 5- Booker T. Washington becomes the only African American honored
              twice on a U.S. postage stamp. To commemorate the centennial of
              his birth, the U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp depicting the
              cabin where he was born.

      1856 April 5- Booker Taliaferro Washington is born a slave near Hale's Ford,
              Virginia.  He will become a world renown educator, founder of
              Tuskegee Institute.  He will become one of the most famous African
              American educators and leaders of the 19th century.  His message
              of acquiring practical skills and emphasizing self-help over
              political rights will be 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, will become a best-seller and further enhances his
              public image as a self-made man.  As popular as he will be in some
              circles, Washington will be aggressively opposed by critics such
              as W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter. He will join the
              ancestors on November 14, 1915.  He will become the first African
              American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

      1974 April 4- Hank Aaron ties the baseball career home run record set by Babe
              Ruth, when he hits his 714th home run in Cincinnati, Ohio.

      1963 April 3- Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham anti-segregation
              campaign begins.  Before it is over, more than 2,000 demonstrators,
              including King, will be arrested. The Birmingham Manifesto, issued
              by Fred Shuttlesworth of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human
              Rights the morning of the campaign, summarizes the frustration and
              hopes of the protesters: "The patience of an oppressed people
              cannot endure forever.... This is Birmingham's moment of truth in
              which every citizen can play his part in her larger destiny."
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      **Alabama Theatre is still going strong after 75 years
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 30 March 2004 7, 9


      **A honey of a plan for Blakeley Park; New beehives to provide honey for cash-strapped
      park's fund-raising efforts]
      Baldwin/Mobile Register 23 March 2004 1, 4


      **Visting the high ridge country [Blues Old Stand]
      Mobile Register 22 March 2004 1B, 3B


      **Fairhope writer picks cover artist [writer/Fairhope resident Brewster Milton Robertson
      has chosen a painting by Fairhope artist Jo Patton for the cover of his first
      novel, "A Posturing of Fools," forthcoming from River City Publishing in Montgomery]
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 3G


      **Demopolis' rich history brought to life [in Winston Smith, "The People's City: The Glory
      and the Grief of an Alabama Town, 1850-1874," published by Marengo Co. Hist. Soc.]
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 6D


      **Marshall Frady's legacy reaches beyond biographies [which include one of George
      Wallace; Frady died March 9
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 6D [reprinted from Charlotte Observer]


      **Couple spend long hours tending House of Jordan [country store in Ebenezer]
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 7B


      **Historic Neighborhoods: Builders question possible limits
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1B, 3B


      **Azalea Trail Maids hold reunion
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1B, 5B


      **Fairhope: [Rick] Bragg first occupant of writer's cottage
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1B, 4B


      **Alabama native finds success in movie business [Delvin Molden]
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1E, 3E

      **Investing in Mobile's heritage with Azalea Trail Bonds
      Planting project will restore the colorful grandeur of Spring Hill Avenue
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1E, 3E

      **The once and future of Spring Hill Avenue
      Mobile Register 21 March 2004 1E, 3E

      **Steel poet, truth teller; Celebrating the centennial of John Beecher
      Birmingham Weekly 11-18 March 2004 V7N28: 31-32


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      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

      205-975-0158
      205-975-5963 [fax]

      ajwright@...

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