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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-22 Feb & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: I have begun using shortened URLs; let me know if you have any problems with them!-- ajwright@uab.edu Listings since July 2002 are also at
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2006
      NOTE: I have begun using shortened URLs; let me know if you have any
      problems with them!-- ajwright@...

      Listings since July 2002 are also at

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:

      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section.

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      **Alabama Experience: I Shall Not Be Moved: W.C. Patton [APT]
      Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Profiling the 84 year-old pioneer civil rights activist. Patton was
      president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP and was
      instrumental in voter registration programs. When Alabama outlawed the
      NAACP in 1956 he became the organization's national voter education
      director and conducted crucial registration and education campaigns,
      even before the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

      **Bookmark: Cassandra King [Alabama author; APT]
      Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 1:30PM

      **Justice without Violence [APT]
      Sunday, February 26 at 8:00 PM
      Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 PM
      The story of the now legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956.
      Locally engineered by the African American community, this nonviolent
      protest to end bus segregation inspired a new era in freedom and human
      rights struggles around the globe. Never has a movement so successfully
      united a group of people across class, gender and age.


      **Shuttlesworth calls Phillips [H.S.] a city treasure
      Birmingham News 22 February 2006

      **Historic graves [at Pinkston Cemetery] moving
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2006

      **Black Belt Shifts Tourism Focus From Civil War to Civil Rights
      Newhouse News Service 21 February 2006 [reprint from Bham News]

      **Not all kids in [civil rights] movement were victims
      Birmingham News 21 February 2006

      **Alabama Business Hall of Fame comes calling for [Harvey] Robbins
      Florence Times Daily 20 February 2006

      **Valley Past & Present
      Divided Loyalties
      In different uniforms, brothers met at Shiloh
      A questionnaire attached to Jesse "Tobe" Blankenship's 1877 request for
      Civil War pension asked why he, a Lawrence County man, fought for the
      Decatur Daily 20 February 2006

      **Boutwell site could become galleries, new auditorium
      Birmingham News 19 February 2006

      **Boutwell has history, but not considered historic
      Birmingham News 19 February 2006

      **[Greater Mobile Area Tennis] Hall of Fame inducts first class
      Newton Cox headlines group of eight original honorees
      Mobile Register 19 February 2006

      **1807 February 19: Former Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in
      Alabama. (He was subsequently tried for treason and acquitted.)

      **1963 February 20-Baseball great, Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, signs
      the San Francisco Giants as baseball's highest paid player (at that
      He will earn $100,000 a year.

      1963 February 20-Charles Barkley is born in Leeds, Alabama. He will
      his senior year at Auburn University to enter the NBA as a forward for
      Philadelphia 76ers. Barkley will post averages of 20 or more points and
      least 10 rebounds per game for 11 seasons. His achievements during that
      will be remarkable. He will be an All-NBA First Team selection in 1988,

      1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993, an All-NBA Second Team pick in 1986, 1987,
      1994 and 1995 and an All-NBA Third Team choice in 1996. He will be
      selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games, and receive more All Star
      than any other player in 1994, and will be MVP in the 1991 All-Star

      2002 February 19- Vonetta Flowers becomes the first Black athlete from
      country to win a gold medal in the Olympic Winter Games. She and her
      win the women's two-person bobsled event at the Salt Lake City games.
      finished their two runs in 1 minute 37.76 seconds.

      1941 February 17- Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing crown
      knocking out Gus Dorazio.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **1861 February 18:
      Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as the first (and only) President of
      the Confederate States of America.


      **Vestavia Hills teen honored for `Mockingbird' insights
      Birmingham News 22 February 2006

      **Spoken-word poets connect audiences through laughter, poetry
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 21 February 2006

      **Huntsvillian's Civil War diary in print
      [and other Ala. authors--two novelists and a poet]
      Huntsville Times 19 February 2006

      **Carving out an original [Homer O. Johnson]
      Self-taught artist creates one-of-a-kind art pieces
      Birmingham News 18 February 2006


      **Downtown businessman Emile A. Naman dies
      Mobile Register 22 February 2006

      **Advertiser's first black sportswriter [Grafton Scott, Jr.] dies at 73
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2006


      **Reviewed for H-South by Evan P. Bennett
      R. Douglas Hurt, ed. _African-American Life in the Rural South,
      1900-1950_. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press,
      2003. viii + 227 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 0-8262-1471-1.

      **Reviewed for H-Environment by Robert M. Rakoff
      Pete Daniel. _Toxic Drift: Pesticides and Health in the Post-
      World War II South_. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University
      Press, 2005. xii + 224pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8071-3098-2.


      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
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