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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-26 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 26, 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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Alabama Experience: Up from the Ashes [APT]
      Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Phenix City had a reputation as being "the wickedest city in America"
      until
      the National Guard crushed a crime syndicate there in 1954. This program

      looks at the resurrection of Phenix City and shows how a group of boys
      fulfilled the vision of their ancestors and restored respect to their
      hometown by winning the national Little League Baseball championship in
      1999.

      **TWO MALTBY SYKES EXHIBITIONS TO OPEN AT ART MUSEUM
      The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will open two exhibitions by
      former AU art instructor and renowned artist Maltby Sykes. "The Spirit
      of the Modern: Drawings and Graphics by Maltby Sykes," organized by the
      Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, and "Observation and
      Originality: A Selection of Work by Maltby Sykes" from the JCSM will
      open May 26 and will be on view until July 30. During his long and
      successful career, which included painting, printmaking, teaching, and
      writing, Maltby Sykes was a tremendous asset to the cultural life of the
      southeastern region. As a teacher for over three decades, Sykes
      influenced and inspired numerous students. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5
      p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
      Admission is free to members, children under the age of 17, university
      students, AU staff and faculty. Other adults are $5 and senior citizens
      are $4.
      http://jcsm.auburn.edu/

      **Georgiana festival is a tribute to native son Hank Williams [June 2-3]
      http://tinyurl.com/evt93
      Decatur Daily 25 May 2006

      **Hidden Gardens of Old Town Tour [2006; photos; June 4]
      [Old Town is one of Huntsville's historic neighborhoods]
      http://tinyurl.com/gpl7h
      Huntsville, Alabama, at About.com

      **August 25-27, 2006: Grand opening of the Interpretative Center to
      commemorate the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March; the route
      is now a National Historic Trail. The Center is located in White Hall,
      Lowndes County, Alabama.


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      **HISTORY
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      ** Fireworks burned on [century-old Brookside railroad] trestle
      http://tinyurl.com/kgq8g
      Birmingham News 26 May 2006

      **Central's last day
      Students, faculty bid goodbye to school with tears, anticipation
      [Central High West's last day marks end for Druid High building]
      http://tinyurl.com/ho733
      Tuscaloosa News 26 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/hjjp6
      Mobile Press-Register 26 May 2006

      **Comer [family], Avondale [Mills] leave immense legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/zs7zf
      Talladega Daily Home 25 May 2006

      **Ghost of George Wallace Haunts Gay Marriage Debate
      http://tinyurl.com/zy9xq
      Bloomberg News 25 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/fhlv2
      Mobile Press-Register 25 May 2006

      **[Baldwin] County considers buying [Point Clear] cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/qkn89
      Mobile Press-Register 24 May 2006

      **[Southern] Flight museum to get help with funded staff expansion
      http://tinyurl.com/qntzm
      Birmingham News 24 May 2006

      **Customers bid fond farewell [after 27 yrs.] to family-owned pharmacy
      [in Trussville]
      http://tinyurl.com/lu7tv
      Birmingham News 24 May 2006

      ** Shiloh United Methodist Church [celebrates 130th anniversary]
      http://tinyurl.com/fhnvx
      Shelby County Reporter 24 May 2006

      **Jim 'Peanut' Davenport named to [Alabama Sports] hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/flc9t
      Shelby County Reporter 24 May 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/rfyvc
      Mobile Press-Register 24 May 2006

      **1922 coal vein map donated to Helena
      Birmingham News 24 May 2006 p 10SC

      **Montevallo might be older than originally thought
      http://tinyurl.com/nnvqf
      Shelby County Reporter 23 May 2006

      **Churches to tell story [in 60 plaques] of city spirit [in civil rights
      movement]
      http://tinyurl.com/orteo
      Birmingham News 23 May 2006

      **[Baldwin Co.] Commission to discuss [Point Clear] cemetery
      Grave site could become county historic site if officials decide to
      acquire land
      http://tinyurl.com/m86f3
      Mobile Press-Register 23 May 2006

      ** Community name back to Rabun
      Spelling may have been typo, but after 90 years, it's part of area
      history, House resolution
      confirms
      http://tinyurl.com/rekcd
      Mobile Press-Register 23 May 2006

      ** Rosa Parks Being Honored on Michigan Walk of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/njssk
      WLNS-TV [Lansing MI] 23 May 2006

      **1941 May 23- Joe Louis defends his heavyweight boxing title for the
      17th successful time,
      as Buddy Baer is disqualified at the beginning of the seventh round.
      Baer's manager refused
      to leave the ring when the round was ready to begin.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/neyuz
      Mobile Press-Register 23 May 2006

      **TV-Filmed Version of Powerful Autobiographical Play "WHY HISTORY
      MATTERS:
      The Choctaw Project" Available on DVD [based on Carl Ray's play "A
      Killing
      in Choctaw" about the 1962 murder of his father in Choctaw County]
      http://tinyurl.com/qvesj
      PRWeb 22 May 2006

      **b. 05-22-1891 - Parks Johnson - Sheffield, AL - d. 10-4-1970 emcee,
      interviewer: "Vox Pox" [old radio show]


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      **CULTURE
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      **Freedom Rides stir songwriter
      Song to debut at Presbyterian campus ministry conference
      http://tinyurl.com/hkyqm
      Birmingham News 26 May 2006

      **Painter [Jeannie Maddox] transfers photographs to canvas
      http://tinyurl.com/fftp2
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 May 2006

      **'American Idol' puts spotlight on Hicks and Alabama music
      http://tinyurl.com/kzwhv
      Florence Times Daily 24 May 2006

      **This lifelong artist is now owner of gallery, business as well
      [Anita Park-Rosenbaum of Fairhope]
      http://tinyurl.com/p33k3
      Mobile Press-Register 23 May 2006

      **'American Idols' are Alabama's as well
      Supporting favorite sons is a Southern thing when it comes to music
      http://tinyurl.com/m5x4n
      Tuscaloosa News 23 May 2006

      **Holloway father's book carries warning, but little insight
      http://tinyurl.com/phcjt
      Mobile Press-Register 19 May 2006


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      **DEATHS
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      **Internist, philanthropist Sam Eichold dies at 89
      http://tinyurl.com/f5brs
      Mobile Press-Register 26 May 2006

      **Mobile civic leader Dr. Sam Eichold dead at 89
      http://tinyurl.com/k93ca
      Tuscaloosa News 26 May 2006

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

      **[no entries this issue]



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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
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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

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