Sunday, August 4, 2019

Alabama History & Culture News: August 4 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:

Creature: breathing new life in old Birmingham
But, why are all these historic buildings still in Birmingham? Pamela King, former professor of history at the University of Alabama, said Birmingham ...

On this day in Alabama history: Selma Army Air Base became active
What is now known as Craig Field Airport and Industrial Complex was initially known as Selma Army Air Base. The facility became active on this day in ...

Bell's grave is located in Cahaba's “New” Cemetery. ... lawyer George W. Gayle advertising in an Alabamanewspaper during the Civil War soliciting ...

What will happen to the last slave ship in the US?
A team of archaeologists from the National Geographic Society, the Alabama Historical Commission, private firm Search, Inc., and other institutions ...

Road Scholar Announces Inaugural Civil Rights Conference In 2020
During this seven-night conference, participants will visit monuments, museums and historical sites in Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, Alabama.

Montgomery, Ala., churches part of city's 200-year history of slavery, civil rights
(RNS) — Connections between Christianity, Confederacy and civil rights — and the history of slavery — are in plain sight here in Alabama's capital.

Camp Aliceville housed thousands of German POWs in Alabama during WWII
Aliceville Museum showcases Alabama city's history, from pop to patriots to ... A historic marker is near what was once the camp's main entrance.

Ward co-authors book of Alabama profiles
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and former Walker County resident ... She asked me if I would write a different kind of Alabama history book.

On this day in Alabama history: Constitutional Convention delegates finish work
The U.S. Congress selected Huntsville to host the first Constitutional Convention of Alabama. Delegates to the convention drafted the document in ...

Moulton's “Reading in The Garden” sparks new career for local women
They worked along with several other authors, as a project to get these short, historical, biographical novels in schools all over Alabama. The books for ...

Itty Bitty Scavenger Hunt celebrates history of Auburn
"It's a big way for families and kids to learn about the history of Auburn. A lot of kids don't know that Alabama is turning 200 this year, so this is a way to ...

UAB kicks off oral history project to celebrate 50 years of dreams and discoveries
UAB kicks off oral history project to celebrate 50 years of dreams and ... (WBRC) - The University of Alabama at Birmingham turns 50 this year, and ...

Was Hannah the best 'Bachelorette' in show's history?
Joining Kaitlyn Bristowe, Emily Maynard, JoJo Fletcher, Rachel Lindsay and -- dare we say -- Trista Sutter, Alabama's own Hannah Brown officially ...

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