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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-17 March & 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 17, 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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      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
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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
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      **Arts & Crafts fest this weekend [54th annual at Fairhope]
      Mobile Register 16 March 2006

      **Jun 15: "If it Hadn't Been for the Women," the role of
      African-American Women in Alabama's Industrial Communities, presented by
      Karen Utz. ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1 2noon until 12:50 p.m.
      Alabama Department of Archives and History. 624 Washington Street,

      **Jul 20: "By One of the Tribe," Identity and Memory in George Stiggin's
      Narrative on Creek Indian History, presented by Kathryn Braund.
      ArchiTreats (Food for Thought) 1 2noon until 12:50 p.m. Alabama
      Department of Archives and History. 624 Washington Street, Montgomery.

      **July 21-22: Alabama Writers' Conclave 2006 Conference. Dixon Center,
      Auburn University. (begins 6 p.m. on July 21 and ends at 1 p.m. July
      23). For more information, see: http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/


      **Maxwell's Air University celebrates 60 years
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 March 2006

      **Secrets of the deep [WWII bomber at Southern Museum of Flight]
      Birmingham News 16 March 2006

      **Flashback 1981: UAB 69, `Cats 62
      Birmingham News 16 March 2006

      **Old Camp Sibert mortar rounds contains tear gas
      Gadsden Times 16 March 2006

      **Covering history [Advertiser reporter and author Alvin Benn]
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 March 2006

      **1919 March 17- Nathaniel Adams Coles is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
      Better known as Nat "King" Cole, he will start his musical career in a
      band with his brother Eddie and in a production of "Shuffle Along."
      Leader of the King Cole Trio, he will achieve international acclaim as a
      jazz pianist before becoming an even more popular balladeer known for
      such songs as "Mona Lisa," "The Christmas Song" and "Unforgettable."
      Cole will also have the distinction of being the first African American
      to host a network television variety show (1956-1957), a pioneer in
      breaking down racial barriers in Las Vegas, and a founding member of the
      National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which will honor him
      with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1989.

      1956 March 16- Ozzie Newsome is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He will
      become a stand-out football player for the University of Alabama, and
      the first African American star athlete for a major school in the south.
      Newsome will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns and start 176 out of 182
      games in 13 years. He will be the all-time leading receiver in
      Cleveland history and the all-time receiver among tight ends in the NFL.
      Newsome will be fourth among receivers in NFL history with a record of
      662 catches. He will earn three trips to the Pro Bowl and will be named
      to the All-NFL Teams of the '80's. Newsome will remain with the
      Cleveland Browns in an administrative position after his retirement. In
      1994 he will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and in
      1999 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

      1956 March 16- Former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, makes his debut as
      a pro wrestler. He knocks out 320-pound cowboy Rocky Lee. Jersey Joe
      Walcott, the referee, is another former heavyweight champ.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Former Tuskegee Airman travels to Alabama to reunite with fellow
      Villages [FL] Daily Sun 15 March 2006

      **Memorial park would honor Montgomery's historic role [in civil rights]
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 March 2006

      **A[labama] H[istorical] C[omission] doesn't use money wisely [letter]
      Tuscaloosa News 15 March 2006

      **Marion takeover pricey for state: Heritage outweighs school's debt
      chancellor says
      Tuscaloosa News 15 March 2006

      **Confederate monument [at Lawrence Co. Courthouse] OK'd
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 March 2006

      **Jordan-Hare voice [Carl Stephens] retires after 30 years
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 March 2006

      **Area man uses retirement to pen novel
      [William F. Kelly, _Buck's War_]
      Birmingham News 15 March 2006 p4SC

      **Worth a thousand words: Amateur snapshots exhibit reveals Birmingham's
      history [exhibit at Vulcan Park]
      UAB Kaleidoscope 14 March 2006

      **Lawrence leaders discussing Confederate memorial
      Florence Times Daily 14 March 2006

      **March is the month to honor Alabama's great women
      Demopolis Times 14 March 2006


      **[Joe] Hilley to discuss new book [Alabama novelist]
      Mobile Register 17 March 2006

      **With new book, `retired' Alabama reporter reflects on career
      [Montgomery's Alvin Benn]
      Columbus [GA] Ledger-Enquirer

      **Alabama's 'Idol' hopeful Hicks survives another cut
      Mobile Register 16 March 2006

      **From Shakespeare to Gump [Author Winston Groom]
      Dateline Alabama 15 March 2006

      **Bob Jones artists sweep Gold Key honors at Scholastic Competition
      All 29 portfolios come away with prestigious honor
      Huntsville Times 15 March 2006

      **Students' art displayed in Alabama Statehouse
      Huntsville Times 15 March 2006

      **Spanish Fort artist's work to represent 2006 event
      Luke Gontarek's whimsical southern women capture spirit of Fairhope
      festival, organizers say
      Mobile Register 15 March 2006

      **Moody High [literary] publication wins statewide honors at ASPA
      Birmingham News 15 March 2006

      **Fine living [new magazine debuts]
      [Shoals] Magazine celebrates the best of the Shoals
      Florence Times Daily 15 March 2006


      **[no entries this issue]


      **Robert Schuffert, photographer and author, _Scenic North Alabama_

      **Alabama Authors and Their Works

      **Alabama Publishers

      **Sun Ra [1914-1993; Birmngham-born jazz musician Herman Poole Blount]

      **They shall not die! : the story of Scottsboro in pictures : stop the
      legal lynching! Amis, B. D. Year: 1932.
      Publisher: Published for League of Struggle for Negro Rights, by
      Workers' Library Publishers.

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links: 1
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 3283

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links: 0
      * Updated Links: 68
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 2849


      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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