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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 31 May-9 June & 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 , Jun 9, 2006
      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
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      **Alabama Experience: Unique Cultural Attractions [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Visits to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia; The Carolyn
      Blount Theatre in Montgomery, home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival;
      The Mobile Opera; Looney's Tavern Amphitheater in Double Springs; and
      Ivy Green in Tuscumbia, the birthplace of Helen Keller and site of "The
      Miracle Worker" outdoor drama. Host: Tom Halladay. Producer: Bill

      **Discovering Alabama: Wetumpka Impact Crater [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1:00PM
      In an 1891 report, state geologist, Professor Eugene Allen Smith, noted
      that the area around Wetumpka was "structurally disturbed." In this
      video, Dr. Phillips, along with expert geologists, examine evidence that
      suggests the altered landscape around Wetumpka is the result of an
      ancient asteroid collision.

      **Bookmark: Rick Bragg & Winston Groom [APT]
      Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 1:30PM


      **Orthodox cathedral turns 100
      [Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Alabama]
      Birmingham News 9 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 9 June 2006

      **'Guru' of state Baptist history
      [Frances] Hamilton to retire after 13 years at helm of Alabama Baptist
      Historical Commission
      Alabama Baptist 8 June 2006

      **[Historic] Brookside railroad trestle's burned rubble still in creek
      Official says heavy equipment use not possible in gorge
      Birmingham News 8 June 2006

      **Miami-Dade street renamed Rosa Parks Blvd.
      Tuscaloosa News 8 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 8 June 2006

      **[Natchez] 'Trace enters a new era'
      Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal 7 June 2006

      **Children's museum flood offers opportunity for changes
      [Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa]
      Tuscaloosa News 7 June 2006

      **Birthday girl [Kelly Hendon] may be youngest voter in U.S. history
      Florence Times Daily 7 June 2006

      **Alabama's Civil War legacy one for the booklets
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 June 2006

      **New restaurateurs renovating historic Young House
      [in North Hull Historic District]
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 7 June 2006

      **Widow of A.D. King visits scene of 1963 bombing
      Birmingham News 6 June 2006

      **Eufaula could benefit from Civil War brochure
      Eufaula Tribune 6 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 6 June 2006

      **[Wayne] Martin, former sports writer, to be honored
      Birmingham News 5 June 2006

      **Slow fund-raising stalls plan for veterans memorial [in Alabaster]
      Birmingham News 5 June 2006

      **1943 June 8- Willie Davenport is born in Troy, Alabama. He will
      become a star in track and field events, whose career will span five
      Olympic Games from 1964 to 1980, during which he won a gold and bronze
      medal. He will be one of only eight U.S. Olympic athletes to have
      competed in both the summer
      and winter games. Davenport will win the gold medal in the 110-meter
      hurdles in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, and the bronze in the same
      event in Montreal, Quebec in 1976. After four Olympic appearances in the
      hurdles, Davenport will compete as the first African American member of
      the U.S.
      four-man bobsled team in 1980. Davenport will coach the 1993 and 1994
      U.S. Army Track Team to victory in the Armed Forces Track & Field
      Championships. He will be the head coach of the United States Army
      Track & Field Team for the 1996 Olympics.

      1982 June 8- Leroy "Satchel" Paige, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues and
      the first African American pitcher in the American League, joins the
      ancestors in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 75. Paige is heralded
      as one of the greatest early African American baseball players in a
      career that spanned more than 40 years and was enshrined in baseball's
      Hall of Fame in 1971.

      1987 June 7- Mae Jemison [Decatur native], becomes the first African
      American woman astronaut. Jemison entered Stanford University as a
      16-year-old National Achievement Scholarship student. She majored in
      Chemical Engineering and Afro-American Studies, graduating in 1977. She
      then went on to Cornell University to get a M.D. in 1981. She worked as
      a medical intern in Los Angeles, California in 1981. Later, she served
      as a staff
      doctor with Peace Corps in West Africa 1983-1985. Then she worked as a
      general practitioner for CIGNA Health Plans of California in Los Angeles
      from 1985 to 1987. After her internship, she joined the Peace Corps for
      two years in West Africa giving medical attention to Peace Corps
      and State Department employees in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Finally, she
      became an astronaut for the National Aeronautics and Space
      Administration (NASA) in Houston, Texas in 1987.

      1935 June 6- Jesse Owens is elected Captain of the 1936 track team at
      State University. He is the first African American to hold such position
      any Ohio State Team.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **What's in a name?
      Ever wonder how area roads, buildings and schools got their names?
      Florence Times Daily 3 June 2006

      **How places, things got their names
      Florence Times Daily 3 June 2006

      **Leeds' Veterans Wall adds names to roll of soldiers
      Birmingham News 1 June 2006

      **b. 06-27-1880 - Helen Keller - Tuscumbia, AL - d. 6-1-1968 deaf and
      blind lecturer: "Fleischmann's Yeast Hour"; "Meet the Press" [radio


      **A Biography of Harper Lee, Author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
      New York Times 8 June 2006

      **[Gadsden] Blues legend [Jerry] McCain celebrates birthday with music
      Gadsden Times 8 June 2006

      **Sweet sorrow
      Wes Chapman departs Birmingham for New York, but first Alabama Ballet
      dance a fond farewell
      Birmingham News 6 June 2006

      **'Mamie Stover' [by William Bradford Huie]: Blond Ambition
      Washington Post 31 May 2006


      **Frank Spencer, 87, F.B.I. Agent Who Investigated Klan Bombing, Dies
      [16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham]
      New York Times 8 June 2006

      **[Walt] Burch recalled for love of photography, nature
      Florence Times Daily 7 June 2006

      **Albert Hinds dies at 104 [Talladega College graduate]
      Princeton's oldest resident known for independence and devotion to
      Princeton [NJ] Packet 6 June 2006

      **Orba Traylor's life filled with good stories
      State Department employee, UAH professor died at 95
      Huntsville Times 6 June 2006


      **Helen Keller, 87, Dies
      Blind and Deaf Since Infancy, She Became Symbol of Courage
      New York Times 2 June 1968

      **Satchel Paige, Black Pitching Star, Is Dead at 75
      New York Times 9 June 1982

      **URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~alneags/index.html
      TITLE: Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society
      DESCRIPTION: Etowah County, AL, Gadsden, AL,
      Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Liberty Hill Cemetery, Howard Gardner Nichols
      Memorial Library, Attalla Mirror Newspaper, Gadsden Times Newspaper,
      Attalla Herald Newspaper, 1902 Voter Registration Roster for Etowah
      County, AL.


      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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