Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Alabama History & Culture News: February 5 edition

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 Author's Day coming to Blakeley State Park
(WKRG) – On Saturday, February 15th Historic Blakeley State Park invites all those interested in the literary arts to meet up for the annual Alabama ...

Local Author Joe Cuhaj New Book "Hidden History of Mobile"
Joe fell in love with Alabama's biodiversity and continued one of his favorite pastimes, hiking and backpacking. In 2000, he combined his love of hiking ...

New Gaineswood director has big plans; county residents get discount
The Alabama Historical Commission, which owns the home, has agreed to match whatever is raised toward the work, but Gaineswood has a long way ...

Landmarks Foundation & Montgomery Historical Society in Negotiations to Buy Montgomery's ...
The Landmarks Foundation & Montgomery Historical Society are in the early stages of negotiations to buy the First Presbyterian Building from First ...

Motown legend 'Mother' Lois Holden celebrates 110th birthday
Mother Holden was born Lois Russell in Alabama on Feb. 2, 1910. ... Isaac Robinson says they're kicking off black history month the right way.

Wendell Hudson's jersey will become the first in Alabama Athletics' history to be retired
Wendell Hudson came to the Alabama campus 50 years ago as its first African American scholarship athlete, helping to open doors for generations to ...

Mardi Gras: The Mobile Connection
The Alabama city has even been referred to as “The Mother of Mystics.” ... 2017 and 2013), are available at local bookstores and at book web sites.

Founder's Week: 5 things you might not know about Alabama State University
Today, Alabama State University celebrates its founding as the nation's oldest historically black state-sponsored university with a week-long series of ...

Civil rights museum in Scottsboro celebrates 10th year, announces upcoming renovations
"At age 17 I read a book about the Scottsboro Boys. ... Civil Rights Trail will come to Scottsboro, Alabama first," said museum historian Thomas Reidy.

Hitting the trail Artwork featured in the Alabama Mural Trail
CULLMAN, Ala. – If Alabama's old brick walls and cracked building facades could talk, they would likely tell an elaborate story of a state that's ...

Birmingham Music Scene Thriving: What Has Made The Difference
BIRMINGHAM, AL — The state of Alabama has a long and prestigious music history. W.C. Handy, the Temptations, the Commodores, Cleve Eaton ...

On This Date in Weather History: Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded in Alabama Occurs in North ...
On this date in 1966 we saw weather history! A North Alabama town set the record for the coldest temperature EVER on record in the entire state of ...

The Pink House documentary premieres tonight at Homewood City Hall at 7PM
The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook.

Preservation Society looks to place Legend and Lore historic marker in Hatton
The Lawrence County History and Preservation Society plans to place a Legends and Folklore historic marker on an Alabama 101 site, which will note ..

'Byler Road' author to visit Jasper
The author of a new book on historic Byler Road will visit Jasper Saturday. ... and transit trail from Fort Morgan to the Alabama-Tennessee state line.
Dixie Art Colony Foundation announces event schedule
26: “Alabama History Through the Eyes of an Artist” | UA OLLI Course Part I of III A look at how DAC artists served as historians during the Great ...

'Father' of Alabama Baptists leaves legacy of church planting, cooperation ... He settled into south Alabama as a farmer, circuit riding pastor, church ... in the old cemetery of Beulah Baptist, another church he had served as pastor.

Tuesday, Alabama Farmers Federation former executive director John H. ... The burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery near Banks.

The Alabama outlaw buried beneath the street
But there's another reason Tom Clark is the subject of a historical marker in Florence, Ala.: He is buried beneath a busy street, according to legend.

Historical society speaker shares experience as extra in 'Selma'
Historical society speaker shares experience as extra in 'Selma' ... He federalized 1,900 Alabama National Guardsmen to do that along with FBI ...

Graffiti vandals target historic bridge in Blount County
He says it's a beautiful piece of history but the graffiti makes it ugly. “People come ... It's The longest surviving covered bridge in Alabama. One part of ...

Andalusia native releases debut novel
Back in Alabama, Smith started writing right away. ... place, Smith started thinking about the plot for the book and was in the right place at the right time.

Grammy Awards 2020: Brittany Howard, other acts with AL ties go home empty-handed
History Repeats” is a track from “Jaime," her debut solo album. Howard previously earned four Grammys with the Alabama Shakes: three trophies in ...

Sheriff's office names 1st woman deputy chief in 200 years
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A black Alabama woman in law enforcement continues to make history. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced ..

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