Alabama History/Culture in the News: 30 June-7 July & Bonus Material
Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material
Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are working at the time I send this email and post them to the web page listing. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the web site. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.
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COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL
** Alabama History Community Calendar
**Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
**Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
**Moundville's big dig
Archaeologists examine site around museum before planned renovations
Tuscaloosa News 7 July 2008
**2008 July 7: Alabama country singer Charlie Louvin turns 81.
**[ Alabama ] Trail recounts quest for civil rights
Montgomery Advertiser 6 July 2008
**Civil rights movement history project gathers interviews for proposed play
Birmingham News 5 July 2008
**Black history trail practical idea, for both local tourism, remembrance [in Limestone County ]
Athens News-Courier 5 July 2008
** ALABAMA HISTORY: Anti-KKK editorials won Pulitzer [in 1928]
Montgomery Advertiser 3 July 2008
** ALABAMA HISTORY
Mobile man fought yellow fever
Montgomery Advertiser 2 July 2008
**[Dennis] Murphy uses GPS to document old cemeteries
Andalusia Star-News 1 July 2008
**Marengo County announces sports hall of fame
Tuscaloosa News 1 July 2008
**1990 July 6- Jesse Owens is honored on a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal
Service. Owens was a four-time Olympic gold medal winner
in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin .
1881 July 4- Tuskegee Institute opens in Tuskegee , Alabama , with Booker
T. Washington as its first president.
1892 July 4- Arthur George Gaston is born in a log cabin, built by his
grandparents, former slaves, in Marengo County, Alabama,
near Demopolis. He will drop out of school after the
tenth grade and will become one of the most successful
proponents of Booker T. Washington's brand of capitalism.
A Washington disciple as a child, Gaston became a self-made
millionaire and one of the richest African American men in
America in the 1950s. His many businesses thrived on the
social separateness legislated by the Jim Crow laws in
segregated Alabama . Gaston will make it his personal
mission to urge African Americans to seek "green power," a
term he remembered Washington using. His quiet role in the
civil right movement was also noted, saying once that
African Americans needed a Martin Luther King, Jr. of
economics to fire them up the way King had about
integration. Gaston made the following statement that
summed up his position on economic empowerment for people
of color -- "It doesn't do any good to arrive at first-
class citizenship, if you arrive broke." He will live to
the age of 103.
1961 July 1- Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is born in Birmingham , Alabama .
He will be raised in Willingboro , New Jersey . He will become
an athlete who will win 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during
his career (1984 to 1996), and 8 World Championship gold
medals, and 1 bronze (1983 to 1993). He will become only the
third Olympian to win four consecutive titles in an individual
1958 June 30-Alabama courts fined the NAACP $ 100,000 for contempt, for refusing to divulge membership. The U.S. Supreme Court will reverse the decision.
FROM: Today in Black History
**Tuscaloosa Horns known for solid performances
Tuscaloosa News 6 July 2008
**Hundreds pay last respects to Tuskegee Airman [Chuck Dryden]
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2 July 2008
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** Alabama History Community Calendar
**THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
** Alabama History Resources on the Internet
** Birmingham Rewound
**Project to Document the Birmingham District
[Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
**activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama ]
**activeculture.info History Events
**activeculture.info Literature Events
**alabamahistory related links
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A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
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Department of Anesthesiology Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South , JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810
(205) 975-5963 [fax]