WSFA: New user-friendly website highlights Alabama Department of Archives and History resources

WSFA: New user-friendly website highlights Alabama Department of Archives and History resources. “The new website includes robust databases for conducting historical and genealogical research in the ADAH’s extensive archival collections. Those resources are curated by ADAH staff and include an events calendar for at-a-glance information about ADAH programs, a new database of retention schedules and other helpful resources on records management for state and local government offices.”

WSFA: Alabama launches new substance abuse, mental health app

WSFA: Alabama launches new substance abuse, mental health app. “A new tool is now available to those who may be struggling with substance abuse and mental health. Connect Alabama is a new app that was created through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Mental Health…. Alabamians can now access resources related to mental health, substance use, and prevention in the palm of their hand.”

Alabama shipwreck holds key to the past for descendants of enslaved Africans: “Be sure that that legacy lives on” (CBS News)

CBS News: Alabama shipwreck holds key to the past for descendants of enslaved Africans: “Be sure that that legacy lives on”. “Work performed this month will help answer a question residents of the area called Africatown USA are anxious to resolve: Can remnants of the slave ship Clotilda be retrieved from the water to both fill out details about their heritage and to serve as an attraction that might revitalize the place their ancestors built after emancipation?”

Keene Sentinel: Newly digitized Daniels archive helps local civil rights hero’s legacy live on

Keene Sentinel: Newly digitized Daniels archive helps local civil rights hero’s legacy live on. “Civil rights martyr Jonathan Daniels’ name is enshrined in several institutions in Keene, his 1939 birthplace, but only recently have local archivists digitized materials associated with his life — and it’s thanks in part to state moose license plates….Daniels was murdered by a police officer in small-town Hayneville, Ala., on Aug. 20, 1965, while protecting a young Black civil rights activist, Ruby Sales.”

Dialing through the surges: COVID contact-tracers face burnout but stay motivated (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Dialing through the surges: COVID contact-tracers face burnout but stay motivated. “In January 2021, before vaccines were widely available, Bianca Ume, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine and part of UAB’s dual-degree M.D./MBA program and her husband Kelvin, an intensive care unit nurse at a Birmingham hospital, both contracted COVID. She had a rough time for a week or so. He nearly died.”

Alabama Department of Public Health: Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures necessary

Alabama Department of Public Health: Pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations are at record high in Alabama, immediate measures necessary. “Hospitalizations of children in Alabama due to COVID-19 are at a record high, and immediate measures need to be taken to reduce COVID-19 in the pediatric population. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the Alabama Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), urge parents to minimize their children’s exposure to COVID-19 in schools and public places, wear well-fitting masks in schools, and get vaccinated if they are eligible.”

WBHM: Prison visits are back in the Gulf States. Many have not seen loved ones for nearly 2 years

WBHM: Prison visits are back in the Gulf States. Many have not seen loved ones for nearly 2 years. “For over a year, more than 70,000 people incarcerated in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi were not able to visit with their loved ones, impacting both the prisoners and their family members. The Alabama Department of Corrections was one of the last states in the country to reinstate in-person visitation for family and loved ones, holding off until Dec. 4. Louisiana and Mississippi began allowing family visits in October and November.”