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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19 April, 7-12 May & 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 , May 12, 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
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      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
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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
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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
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistory.htm

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

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....



      AND NOW THE NEWS...COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html


      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **Quicktrip: Cullman
      City will go back in time for "Then and Now" festival May 13
      Birmingham News 7 May 2006 p1G

      **Writers to read works Sunday [May 14]
      [from new anthology _Writing Mobile Bay: The Hurricane Project_]
      http://digbig.com/4hnna
      Mobile Press-Register 10 May 2006

      **Alabama Experience: Pages from Alabama Civil War [APT]
      Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Alabama's steel furnaces, arsenals, and textile mills made the state an
      important objective during the Civil War. From skirmishes and
      bombardments
      along the Tennessee River as early as 1862 to crippling raids at the end
      of
      the war, Alabama had to defend itself from Union forces.

      **Bookmark: E.O. Wilson [APT]
      Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 1:30PM

      **American Masters: The World Of Nat King Cole [APT]
      Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 8:00PM
      Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 9:00PM
      This film focuses not just on Nat King Cole's celebrity, but also on the
      civil rights movement and how the performer uniquely broke through major
      racial barriers in the entertainment industry.



      =============
      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Saturn V rocket gave 'the ride of a lifetime'
      Apollo astronaut Duke recalls 1972 mission, honors von Braun team
      http://digbig.com/4hpjf
      Huntsville Times 12 May 2006

      **[Poarch Creek] Indians unveil memorial garden plans [in Wetumpka]
      http://digbig.com/4hphs
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 May 2006

      **USA may shutter [10 year-old kidney] transplant center
      http://digbig.com/4hpjc
      Mobile Press-Register 12 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc]
      http://digbig.com/4hpjd
      Mobile Press-Register 12 May 2006

      **Attendance down at [USS Alabama] battleship [Memorial Park]
      http://digbig.com/4hnxw
      Mobile Press-Register 11 May 2006

      **High schools plan to house memorabilia
      http://digbig.com/4hnts
      Gadsden Times 11 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc]
      http://digbig.com/4hnxy
      Mobile Press-Register 11 May 2006

      **Club hopes to renovate [one-room] schoolhouse
      [Chunchula building served as school 1909-1931]
      http://digbig.com/4hnya
      Mobile Press-Register 10 May 2006

      **Fine arts fundraising ahead of schedule
      [for restoration of old F.E. Burleson Elementary School]
      http://digbig.com/4hnth
      Hartselle Enquirer 10 May 2006

      **City to auction off historic endangered [Ware] homestead site
      "Clay officials will auction off as surplus a turn-of-the century
      homestead
      that was recognized last year on a statewide list of endangered
      historical
      structures."
      http://digbig.com/4hnmx
      Birmingham News 10 May 2006

      **`Here we have an almost English countryside, and the people who first
      came here were enamored of it because of that reason.'
      [Profile of Pat Hall, newly-named City Historian of Leeds]
      http://digbig.com/4hnmy
      Birmingham News 10 May 2006

      **Groups to mediate Rosa Parks' will
      http://digbig.com/4hnkq
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 May 2006

      **Eatery [McDonalds in Northport] honors 1984 Reagan visit
      http://digbig.com/4hmyp
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 May 2006

      **1916 May 12- Albert L. Murray is born in Nokomis, Alabama. He will
      become
      an author of several works of nonfiction, among them the influential
      collection of essays, "The Omni Americans: New Perspectives on Black
      Experience and American Culture." His other works will include "South to
      a
      Very Old Place," "The Hero and The Blues," "Train Whistle Guitar," "The
      Spyglass Tree," "Stomping The Blues," "Good Morning Blues," and "The
      Blue
      Devils of Nada."

      1963 May 11- One day after Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth announces
      agreement
      on a limited integration plan in Birmingham, Alabama, his home is bombed
      and
      a riot ensues.

      1919 May 9- [Alabama native] James Reese Europe joins the ancestors
      after
      being stabbed to death by a crazed band member (his drummer) after a
      concert
      at Mechanics Hall in Boston. Europe was one of the preeminent jazz
      bandleaders of the early 20th century, beginning with his association
      with
      the team of J. Rosamond Johnson and Bob Cole in The Shoo Fly Regiment in

      1906. Founder of the Clef Club, Europe joined the 15th, and later, 369th

      Infantry Regiments. The military band he formed during World War I was
      one
      of the most popular in all of Europe.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **The TAG (Tennessee Alabama & Georgia) Railroad Line
      Gadsden Messenger V16N27 p19, 12 April 2006

      **Central Carver Museum Opens
      Gadsden Messenger V16N27 p13, 12 April 2006


      ===========
      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **At 109, he [Frank Calloway] can finally draw the ocean
      Visit to Gulf of Mexico fulfills a lifelong dream
      http://digbig.com/4hpjb
      Mobile Press-Register 12 May 2006

      **Elvis tunes help [Taylor] Hicks advance to final three on `Idol'
      http://digbig.com/4hnxq
      Birmingham News 11 May 2006

      **'Official state spirit' returning to stores [Conecuh Ridge Whiskey]
      http://digbig.com/4hnkp
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 May 2006

      **Mothers know best
      Church's cookbook filled with recipes that have brought happiness
      for generations [Flint Hill Baptist Church in Bessemer]
      Birmingham News 10 May 2006 p1G, 3G

      **Anthology is a literary record of the 2005 hurricane season
      Creative writing project includes stories, poems and reminiscences that
      evoke the Alabama Gulf Coast
      http://digbig.com/4hnbs
      Mobile Press-Register 9 May 2006

      **Life and Times of an editor [Howell Raines]
      Alabama native who was at the helm of New York paper when it won seven
      Pulitzer Prizes writes his memoirs
      http://digbig.com/4hnbx
      Mobile Press-Register 9 May 2006

      **Tom cruises on city-made bike
      Star's motorcycle at `M I: III' premiere built on Southside
      http://digbig.com/4hnbp
      Birmingham News 9 May 2006


      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Former Morgan license commissioner [Cleon] Yates dies
      http://digbig.com/4hnkr
      Decatur Daily 10 May 2006

      **Longtime city judge [Curtis Springer] dies at 83
      http://digbig.com/4hmyn
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 May 2006

      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Alabama Authors [Auburn University Libraries]
      http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/alabamaauthors/

      **Shoals Magazine, Spring 2006 [first issue]
      http://digbig.com/4hntt

      **Mrs. Lizzie SHELTON, a lady of high social standing in Scottsboro,
      while
      walking across the street last Wednesday, seeing Hugh BYNUM at a
      distance,
      called him to her side, drew a pistol and shot him through the shoulder.
      She
      fired twice again without effect, and then surrendered to the
      authorities. She claims that Bynum had insulted her.--Moulton
      Advertiser, 4 June 1885
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~allawren/bitspg1.htm



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      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
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