Here's the latest batch of links to just-published Alabama history and culture articles. Most of these articles are from newspapers, with others from magazines and TV and radio station websites. Enjoy!
|Alabama's 200 years in 200 images: To the moon and back|
Tasked with bringing America to the forefront of that race was Dr. Wehrner von Braun, a technological genius who came to Alabama after developing ...
Book highlighting beauty, stories of historic Auburn structures to be released on Jan. 15
Auburn is well known as a college town and as a historic Southern village in central Alabama. The architecture that presently constitutes Auburn's built ...
|New species of fossil shark named for beloved Birmingham volunteer|
A new species of fossil shark from southern Alabama has been discovered, a team of scientists led by Jun Ebersole, director of Collections at the ...
|Author Tim Dorsey to speak at New Smyrna Beach Regional Liubrary|
The new book is set for release on Jan. 7. A former newspaper reporter and editor in Alabama and Florida, Dorsey has published 21 humorous crime ...
[Dorsey attended AU & edited the university newspaper, also worked for the Montgomery Advertiser https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Dorsey]
|The year's most memorable book-to-film releases|
The movie: Much like the book, the bulk of the adaptation directed by Destin Daniel Cretton ("Short Term 12") centers on Alabama death row inmate ...
|Alabama's 200 years in 200 images: Freedom fighting from Iwo Jima to Selma|
... class of African American pilots in history of the United States to get their wings at the advanced fly school on March 7, 1942 at Tuskegee, Alabama.
|A decade of women's history in Alabama|
The 2010s brought historic gains for women in Alabama, including the Equal Pay Act. 2018 was deemed the “Year of the Woman,” by many national ...
Alabama's population: 1800 to the modern era
Alabama was a sparsely populated wilderness by the time the first census was taken ... Only one Alabama locale of 1830 — the town of Mobile — qualifies as .... and was collected by the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
|“I NEVER FELT LIKE QUITTING” SAYS 80-YEAR-OLD WHO BECOMES ALABAMA A&M ...|
In early December 2019, Donzella Washington made history at Alabama A&M University by becoming the oldest person to graduate from the school.
|Meet the new ancient shark species found in southern Alabama|
The Red Mountain Expressway's exposed rock showcases 190 million years of history, more than any other road cut in America! You can find fossils ...
|'Just Mercy': An Earnest, Effective Legal Drama|
It tells the true story of Stevenson's efforts to free a poor black man in Alabama, Walter McMillian, who spent six years on death ... of the original case, but writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton (adapting the book with co-writer Andrew ...
Gardendale resident amasses 40000 postcards of Birmingham, Jeffco
“I bought a book for a dollar, and it had a postcard. ... Avenue North and 18th Street, showing the Lyric Theatre before the Alabama Theatre was built.
|'Chasing The Bear' is worth your time|
It was both fun and interesting for me to read Lars Anderson's newest book Chasing ... This book is a fun, interesting, entertaining and informative read. ... of the Year Bruce Arians told about his first tenure at Alabama under Bryant.
|Longtime Walker College leader dies at 98|
... he received a master's degree from the University of Alabama in 1951. ... Services will follow at noon at the church with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
|BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY To Ring In 2020 At Falcon Theatre|
The play is a brutally honest and candid examination of an array of issues--including race, gender, sexuality, and cultural intolerance--in the historical ...
|UA sculpture professor influences future generations|
The ceramics foundry on the University of Alabama campus is the hottest place to be most days as UA faculty and students use fire to sculpt and cast ...
|Quilters sew, share Underground Railroad history|
She found the tattered quilt in Montgomery, Alabama, while killing time and was somehow drawn to the familiar pattern she had seen before.
|'Just Mercy' Review: Echoes of Jim Crow on Alabama's Death Row|
Bryan Stevenson's “Just Mercy” is a painful, beautiful, revelatory book, the kind of reading experience that can permanently alter your understanding of ...
|When Alabama's Mardi Gras was a New Year's celebration|
Alabama Department of Archives and History. The grave of Michael Krafft, founder of the nation's first Mardi Gras mystic society, in Magnolia Cemetery ...