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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-14 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 14, 2006
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      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.

      All links are working at the time I send this email and post them to the
      web page listing. Some of the longer URLs may wrap to the next line; you
      may need to copy and paste in order to get the entire link into your
      browser. If that doesn't work, there are a number of other options. Go
      to the appropriate listings page [start at
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      to the alabamahistory archives at Yahoo as noted above and connect to
      the article there. You can also copy the link and paste it into Word and
      see if that straightens it out so you can copy and paste it into your
      browser. If the story is fairly recent, you can also try Google News at
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      title in the search box and see if the article comes up.

      A listing of Alabama history links can be found at

      Please send me information on broken links you find or links I don't
      have listed!

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      **[Battle of Selma] Re-enactment could be history
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 March 2006

      **Paupers' cemetery records posted [to Bham Public Library's web site]
      Birmingham News 13 March 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Register 13 March 2006

      **Women recall with pride their work at arsenal during WWII
      Huntsville Times 12 March 2006

      **Phillips [H.S.] first must serve the city's education needs [opinion]
      Birmingham News 12 March 2006

      **Talladega homes pilgrimage includes dozen stops; lunch available
      Birmingham News 12 March 2006

      **1918 March 13: John Rhoden is born in Birmingham, Alabama. An art
      student who will study with Richmond Barthe' and at Talledega College,
      Rhoden's sculptures will have strong romantic and classical elements.
      He will receive commissions for Harlem Hospital and Metropolitan
      Hospital in New York City, exhibit his work at the Atlanta University
      annuals, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum and be
      represented in museums in the United States and Europe. Among his major
      works will be "Safari," "Eve," and "Quarter Horse."

      1999 March 13-[Ala. native] Evander Holyfield, the WBA and IBF champion,
      and Lennox Lewis, the WBC champion, keep their respective titles after
      fighting to a controversial draw in New York.

      1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden, Alabama. He
      will become a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant of
      Martin L. King, Jr. After King's assassination, he will become the
      president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and write an
      autobiography that will attract widespread criticism for his comments on
      King's alleged womanizing.

      1965 March 11- During civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, the
      Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, dies after being
      beaten by whites.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Colbert [Co. Historical Landmarks] foundation wants to mark history
      Florence Times Daily 11 March 2006


      **Alabama author Wayne Greenhaw is the 2006 recipient of the Harper Lee
      Award for Alabama's Most Distinguished Writer. The award, which carries
      a $5,000 award, is given annually at Alabama Southern Community College
      in Monroeville and is made possible through a grant from George F.
      Landegger, Alabama River Pulp Co. The recipient also receives a bronze
      rendering of the Monroe County Courthouse clock tower by Alabama
      sculptor Frank Fleming.
      Among Greenhaw's published works of fiction and nonfiction are "The
      Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke
      the Back of Jim Crow;" "The Spider's Web;" "The Long Journey;" and "My
      Heart is In the Earth: True Stories of Alabama and Mexico."
      The Harper Lee Award is given in recognition of a writer's body of work.
      The award is named for Alabama native Harper Lee, author of the
      best-selling novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."
      Mobile Register 13 March 2006

      **Winston Groom: The writer who gave us 'Gumpisms' and so much more
      deserves UA honor
      Anniston Star 12 March 2006

      **Take a Greek tour in your own backyard at Jasmine Hill
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 March 2006

      **Rick and Bubba make the online best-seller list [with new book]
      Birmingham News 12 March 2006


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      **Wyatt Blassingame, "Satan Drives the Bus"
      Ace Detective Magazine October 1936
      [Blassingame, a Demopolis native born in 1909 who died in 1985,
      was a prolific author of pulp stories, books for young people, etc.
      More information on him can be found in _Contemporary Authors_ A
      listing of many of his stories is at
      http://users.ev1.net/~homeville/fictionmag/s168.htm#A5361 ]

      **Down Mobile Way [1935 U.S. Dept. of Interior film]
      Scenes of azaleas in bloom, old homes, ships at docks, and bales of
      cotton, barrels of turpentine ...

      **Paredes, Anthony J., and Kenneth Plante.
      Politics, and the Subjugation of the Creek Indians (1975)

      **The papers of Senator Lister Hill at the University of Alabama in
      J A Thompson and M R Kronenfeld
      Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1978 October; 66(4): 466-467

      **The Bear Bryant Funeral Train [fiction/literature]
      PhD, University of Cincinnati, Arts and Sciences : English & Comparative
      Literature, 2005


      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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