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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19, 26 April; 12, 15-19 May & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002 are also at http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
    Message 1 of 1 , May 19, 2006
      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.

      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
      ================

      **Freedom Rides [45th] anniverary honored Saturday [May 20]
      http://tinyurl.com/q2nc7
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 May 2006

      **Alabama Experience: White Gold [APT]
      Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Visit the historic salt works that supplied this valuable mineral to the

      Confederacy during the Civil War and tour modern industries that use
      Southwest Alabama salt to make products ranging from chlorine bleach to
      rocket fuel.

      **Playwright to discuss Sherlock Holmes at Daphne Public Library [May
      22]
      [playwright-in-residence at UAB Lee Shackleford]
      http://tinyurl.com/ndllo
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006




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

      ** Memorial honors fallen [law enforcement] officers
      http://tinyurl.com/gl8k5
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006

      **Alabama [Sports] hall [of Fame] needs more Auburn coaches
      http://tinyurl.com/ftsn7
      Birmingham News 19 May 2006

      **True blue
      Fallen [police] officers honored
      http://tinyurl.com/je5n9
      Florence Times Daily 19 May 2006

      ** Web site memorializes heroic officers [Officer Down Memorial Page]
      [at http://odmp.org ; includes 431 police officers from Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/fzh3h
      Florence Times Daily 19 May 2006

      **Author [Karni Perez] traces [Alabama's] catfish industry from
      fingerling era
      http://tinyurl.com/gxryq
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/hctyb
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006

      **[Ala. Sports] HoF inductee [Lionel] James 'kept a rollin' for AU
      http://tinyurl.com/pu7zm
      Birmingham News 18 May 2006

      **Lee High School's first graduation class reunites
      http://tinyurl.com/nucdo
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ooupv
      Mobile Press-Register 18 May 2006

      **Public should protect Civil War cemetery [at Point Clear]
      http://tinyurl.com/qjxqv
      Mobile Press-Register 17 May 2006

      **Historic Plash Island has always been this man's home [Donald Todd]
      http://tinyurl.com/qljaq
      Mobile Press-Register 17 May 2006

      **Montgomery's Fitzgerald Museum hopes for funding
      http://tinyurl.com/qwdla
      Birmingham News 17 May 2006

      **Fitzgeralds' Montgomery residency brief but productive
      http://tinyurl.com/oehc3
      Birmingham News 17 May 2006

      **1919 May 18- Coleman Alexander Young is born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
      He will fight as
      a bombardier-navigator with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and
      will settle in
      Detroit and work as an auto worker after the war. In 1948, he will
      become the first African
      American elected to the Wayne County Council of the AFL-CIO. He will
      found the National
      Negro Labor Council in 1951. Walter Reuther and other white leaders of
      the labor movement
      will refer to the NNLC as a tool of the Soviet Union and cause Young to
      be called to testify
      before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952. He will
      reach the pinnacle
      of his political career when, as a state senator, he is elected the
      first African American mayor
      of the city of Detroit, Michigan in 1973. He will revitalize Detroit,
      integrate the police and fire
      departments, and will significantly increase the number of city
      contracts with minority
      businesses. He will be elected mayor for an unprecedented five terms.
      He will step down as
      mayor in 1993 at the age of 75. He will join the ancestors in 1997.

      1970 May 17- Hank Aaron becomes the ninth baseball player to get 3,000
      hits.

      1969 May 17- A commemorative stamp of W.C. Handy, "Father of the
      Blues,"
      is issued by the U.S. Postal Service, making Handy the first African
      American blues musician
      honored on a postage stamp.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Magnolia Springs becomes town
      http://tinyurl.com/rojt3
      Mobile Press-Register 17 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/mdkgv
      Mobile Press-Register 17 May 2006

      ** Convicted Alabama church bomber [Thomas Blanton, Jr.] claims
      innocence in TV
      interview
      http://tinyurl.com/qsanf
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

      ** A glimpse at [Native American] history
      http://tinyurl.com/lmghq
      Scottsboro Daily Sentinel 16 May 2006

      **'No greater patriots' than Buffalo Soldiers
      Ground broken for memorial to honor black cavalry unit
      http://tinyurl.com/g9ydv
      Huntsville Times 16 May 2006

      **Police sacrifices: 'true meaning of heroism' [Daniel Golden]
      Huntsville officer's name, 154 others are added to memorial during 25th
      annual ceremony
      http://tinyurl.com/hnf3c
      Huntsville Times 16 May 2006

      **Fomer hospital site to be memorial park
      [Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma]
      http://tinyurl.com/z7mwn
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

      **Huntsville officer honored at national [law enforcement] memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/fvuk6
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

      **Mosaic [in Mobile] moves toward restoration
      http://tinyurl.com/q486q
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

      **Coretta Scott King will filed in court
      http://tinyurl.com/sy5dn
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/h9anb
      Mobile Press-Register 16 May 2006

      **Hosiery mills project brings history alive
      ASMS team documents culture of Fort Payne's sock factories
      http://tinyurl.com/lfgtl
      Mobile Press-Register 12 May 2006

      **The Beginning of the Gadsden Public Library Part 2
      Gadsden Messenger V16 N29 p52, 26 April 2006

      **The Gadsden Public Library 1906-2006
      Gadsden Messenger V16 N28 p36, 19 April 2006


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

      **Time After the Times: Howell Raines
      http://tinyurl.com/kswtp
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006

      **Thriving artist [Anna Kate Yeager]
      Hartselle student's pastel work attracting attention
      http://tinyurl.com/ks4b7
      Decatur Daily 19 May 2006

      **Legendary musicians [including Decatur's Johnny Sandlin] find rhythm
      again
      http://tinyurl.com/qysrk
      Huntsville Times 18 May 2006

      **Jazz great turned down '60s supergroup but still built Hall of Fame
      career
      [Roszetta Johnson Scovil]
      http://tinyurl.com/p2yjn
      Huntsville Times 18 May 2006

      **'In the storytelling business'
      Calhoun professor finds 2nd career as humorist [Randy Cross]
      http://tinyurl.com/k4t6b
      Decatur Daily 18 May 2006

      **Investment in art begins
      Chancellor tells president to hire architect, director for downtown
      Calhoun
      arts center
      http://tinyurl.com/oqkhf
      Decatur Daily 17 May 2006

      **Writing is the one that didn't get away [for Howell Raines]
      http://tinyurl.com/euryu
      Birmingham News 16 May 2006

      **Brewton library to host [Alabama] author Annie Crenshaw
      http://tinyurl.com/ky9dr
      Brewton Standard 15 May 2006


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

      ** Poarch Creeks' [tribal chairman Frank] McGhee dies
      http://tinyurl.com/k9kg5
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006

      **Poarch Creek [Indians Band] chairman [Frank McGhee] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/hxo3q
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 May 2006

      **U.S. District Judge Robert Varner dies at 84
      http://tinyurl.com/e9chz
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 May 2006

      **Ex-UA horticulturist [Lafayette Ruffin] dies after attack
      http://tinyurl.com/ea77x
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 May 2006

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

      **Roebuck Springs Historic Preservation Society
      http://www.roebucksprings.org/

      **West Jefferson County Historical Society
      http://www.sharehistory.com/westjefferson/

      **ALABAMA. Jefferson County.
      Birmingham High School graduates, 1885-1909; 698 records;
      Birmingham Central High School graduates, 1910-1922; 1,793 records;
      Donald L. Glover
      http://userdb.rootsweb.com/alumni/

      **Reviewed for H-South by Gail S. Murray
      Glenn Feldman. _The Disfranchisement Myth: Poor Whites and
      Suffrage Restriction in Alabama_. Athens: University of Georgia
      Press, 2004. xiii + 171 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8203-2615-1.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=242601137436460

      **Reviewed for H-South by Robert Cassanello
      William P. Jones. _The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American
      Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South_. [includes Alabama] Urbana and
      Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005. xv + 235 pp. $45.00
      (cloth),$20.00 (paper), ISBN 0-252-02979-8,0-252-07229-4.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=94571137440073

      **Reviewed for H-South by Peter C. Murray
      Gavin James Campbell. _Music and the Making of a New South_.
      Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
      240 pp. $55.00 (cloth),$19.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-2846-7,0-8078-
      5517-0.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=226121137436091



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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
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

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