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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1 Feb-10 Mar & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: I have begun using shortened URLs; let me know if you have any problems with them!-- ajwright@uab.edu Listings since July 2002 are also at
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 10, 2006
      NOTE: I have begun using shortened URLs; let me know if you have any
      problems with them!-- ajwright@...

      Listings since July 2002 are also at

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:

      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section.

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      to the appropriate listings page [start at
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      title in the search box and see if the article comes up.

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      **'Mockingbird' tickets now on sale [at Monroe Co. Heritage Museum]
      Mobile Register 9 March 2006

      **Southern [and Ala.] author to speak at Athens library fundraiser
      [Athens State graduate Nanci Kincaid on April 7]
      Decatur Daily 8 March 2006

      **Thursday, April 20th - [Ala. author] Carolyn Haines' _Penumbra_
      Book signing at Alabama Booksmith 4-6pm
      2626 19th Place
      Homewood, AL 35209

      **Historians, archivists to meet in Mobile [April 25-29]
      [National Episcopal Historians and Archivists annual meeting,
      at Christ Church Cathedral, oldest Protestant Church in Alabama]
      Episcopal News Service 7 March 2006

      **UNA institute on documenting local folklore [July 9-21]
      Decatur Daily 9 March 2006


      **Painful past has lessons for future [Cullman as "sundown town"]
      Tuscaloosa News 10 March 2006

      **Army specialists to examine mortar rounds dug up years ago at Sibert
      Gadsden Times 10 March 2006

      **[Alabama] Women's Hall of Fame inducts two
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2006

      **1871 March 9- Oscar De Priest is born in Florence, Alabama. He will
      be the first [black] congressman elected from a northern state. He will
      represent Illinois and be an active advocate for pensions for African
      American ex-slaves, lynching prevention, and civil rights improvements.

      1965 March 9- Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James
      J. Reeb, are attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while
      participating in a civil rights demonstration. Reeb will later die in a
      Birmingham, Alabama hospital.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Marion trustees OK state turnover
      With Riley's approval, MMI to be 22nd junior college
      Birmingham News 8 March 2006

      **Island restaurant owners offer storage space for shipwreck
      Mobile Register 8 March 2006

      **[16th Street Baptist] Church legacy inspires progress
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 7 March 2006

      **b. 03-07-1937 - Rhoda Williams - Birmingham, AL
      actress: Betty Anderson "Life with Father" [old radio show]

      **Cullman's 'sundown town' image worthy of study [Ben Windham column]
      Tuscaloosa News 5 March 2006

      **English course studies history of hometowns [including Birmingham]
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 28 February 2006 p6

      **[At Canaan's] 'Edge' is a history of march to state capitol
      Tuscaloosa News 26 February 2006

      **In Alabama, the more things change... [Ben Windham column]
      Tuscaloosa News 26 February 2006

      **Just how historic is Phillips High School?
      An old school building, a revered Civil Rights hero and another debate
      over how far we should go to preserve our past
      Birmingham Weekly 23 February 2006

      **Nine innings in Rickwood
      Rickwood Field hosts a vintage Negro Leagues game starring Birmingham's
      Black Barons
      Birmingham Weekly 23 February 2006

      **Publisher's Notebook: Eastwood Mall
      Black and White [Birmingham] 23 February 2006 p4

      **Celebrating Black History: Etowah County Sports Hall of Fame Inducts
      George Baker, Jr.
      Gadsden Messenger 1 February 2006 p13


      **Local artistic icon honored by fans [Bobbie Gamble, Greenville]
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2006

      UAB's Aura Literary Arts Review, the student literary magazine, has
      received a Crown award again this year from the Columbia Scholastic
      Press Association. Of hundreds of entries to the competition, 13 were
      selected for the top recognition of a CSPA Crown. UAB graduate student
      Carl Chang was editor of those issues of Aura.
      Birmingham News 10 March 2006

      **Reading aloud focus of area principal's book [Reba Wadsworth]
      Decatur Daily 9 March 2006

      **Birmingham crooner [Taylor Hicks] awaits "American Idol" viewer vote
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 March 2006

      **Flyin' in for 'country vittles'
      Diner ready to feed clients who arrive by horse, plane - even car
      [The Restaurant at Campbell's Field in Blount County]
      Birmingham News 2 March 2006


      **Anne Braden, 81; Longtime Social Activist Fought for Racial Tolerance
      the South [died March 6; grew up and worked in Birmingham in the 1940s]
      Los Angeles Times 9 March 2006

      **Journalism in North Alabama loses mentor [Bobbie Hurt]
      Decatur Daily 9 March 2006

      **Dr. Ralph Denny Wright dies at age 83
      Mobile Register 8 March 2006


      **American Indian Museum [Huntsville, Alabama]


      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]

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