Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Alabama History & Culture News: July 24 edition

For a number of years I've been posting links to just-published Alabama history and culture articles in the "alabamahistory" group at Yahoo!Groups. Most of the articles are from newspapers, with others from magazines and TV and radio websites. You can subscribe to the emails there if you wish; I send out two or three a week along with relevant meeting announcements and so forth. 

Here's the latest batch:

Alabama Legacy Moment: Wilson Pickett
Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories ...

Alabama Bicentennial Exhibit open in Moulton until Saturday
The exhibit, which opened at the historic Moulton Middle School gym on July 8, features interactive displays detailing key events throughout Alabama ...

On this day in Alabama history: Pro football player Bill Yearby was born
Pro football player Bill Yearby was born in Birmingham on this day. Born William M. Yearby, he was an All-American defensive tackle for the University ...

Opelika's Museum of East Alabama to celebrate 30th anniversary Aug. 20
Located at the site of the old Clement Hotel on 9th Street in downtown Opelika, the Museum of East Alabama will celebrate its 30th anniversary Aug.

History unfolds at the Pea River Historical Society
The collection at the Pea River Historical Society had at one time included a book written by retired Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Alma ...

Alabama approaches 97th anniversary of the first woman elected into the State Legislature
In 1977, she was featured alongside 25 other women in “Faces and Voices of Alabama Women,” a historical exhibit that is now permanently on ...

Transforming Birmingham with Feminist Books
Lodestar Books served the local feminist community in Birmingham, Alabama for almost 20 years—from 1983 to 2002. Willis and Lyle are now ...

On this day in Alabama history: Alabama Farmers Market opened on Finley Avenue
The Jefferson County Truck Growers Association opened the Alabama Farmers Market in Birmingham's Acipco-Finley neighborhood on this day in ...

Ancient Cave in Alabama Holds Secrets of the Cherokee Tribe
Ancient Cave in Alabama Holds Secrets of the Cherokee Tribe ... Beneath the vandalism on the walls, she saw a history that must be preserved.

Nestled in shade, adjacent to a cemetery that predates it, sitting atop a knoll above a verdant ravine that careens toward lakes Nicol and Harris, the log ...

Apollo's legacy: A quiet corner of Alabama haunted by Nazi Germany
Scientists who developed rockets for Third Reich later designed spacecraft for US; their descendants, and history, remain in small city of Huntsville.

On this day in Alabama history: Walter William Bankhead was born
Walter William Bankhead, a businessman whose grandfather, father and uncle served many years in elected office but whose own time in Congress ...

Op-Ed: The Clotilda is the only American slave ship ever found. It needs to be preserved.
The ship is an artifact of international historical significance. But I worry that my home state of Alabama — which owns the wreck and will control what ...

Alabama comic book writer's female Thor hammers way to big screen
You may know the hammer, but if you're not familiar with the work of a certain Alabama native you may be surprised by who's swinging it in Marvel ...

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