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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-5 July & 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 , Jul 5, 2006
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      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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      **Author Mary Ann Taylor to read mystery at library [July 10]
      http://tinyurl.com/nhmnk
      Decatur Daily 2 July 2006

      **Author [Joshilyn Jackson] to appear at Books-A-Million [July 15]
      http://tinyurl.com/pqmkc
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 July 2006

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      **HISTORY
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      **Students preparing for school's fourth novel
      High school writers focus on life in St. Clair County
      http://tinyurl.com/qlzv9
      Birmingham News 5 July 2006

      **Colonial life is history on Fourth
      American Village offers fireworks, fun, Franklin
      http://tinyurl.com/opzrb
      Birmingham News 5 July 2006

      **Two historic Massey buildings going condo
      Ticheli brothers sell live-work concept
      http://tinyurl.com/p24ph
      Birmingham News 5 July 2006

      **Historical cotton gin site may anchor Northport's future
      Gin was once the town's heart
      http://tinyurl.com/lgtkj
      Tuscaloosa News 5 July 2006

      **Paris pays homage to Jefferson, [Rosa] Parks
      http://tinyurl.com/mc5dl
      Tuscaloosa News 5 July 2006

      **Battle of Selma re-enactment revived
      http://tinyurl.com/m74ua
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 July 2006

      **Developer restoring Bessemer [Henry Sweet] mansion
      http://tinyurl.com/onold
      Birmingham News 4 July 2006

      **Gees Bend ferry ready; river's not
      http://tinyurl.com/nbcm5
      Mobile Press-Register 4 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/pnqdz
      Mobile Press-Register 4 July 2006

      **1881 July 4- Tuskegee Institute opens in Tuskegee, Alabama, with
      Booker T. Washington as its first president.

      1892 July 4- Arthur George Gaston is born in a log cabin, built by his
      grandparents, former slaves, in Marengo County, Alabama, near Demopolis.
      He will drop out of school after the tenth grade and will become one of
      the most successful proponents of Booker T. Washington's brand of
      capitalism. A Washington disciple as a child, Gaston became a self-made
      millionaire and one of the richest African American men in America in
      the 1950s. His many businesses thrived on the social separateness
      legislated by the Jim Crow laws in segregated Alabama. Gaston will make
      it his personal mission to urge African Americans to seek "green power,"
      a term he remembered Washington using. His quiet role in the civil
      right movement was also noted, saying once that African Americans needed
      a Martin Luther King, Jr. of economics to fire them up the way King had
      about integration. Gaston made the following statement that summed up
      his position on economic empowerment for people of color --"It doesn't
      do any good to arrive at first-class citizenship, if you arrive broke."
      He will live to the age of 103.

      1961 July 1- Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is born in Birmingham,
      Alabama.
      He will be raised in Willingboro, New Jersey. He will become an athlete
      who will win 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during his career (1984 to
      1996), and 8 World Championship gold medals, and 1 bronze (1983 to
      1993). He will become only the third Olympian to win four consecutive
      titles in an individual event.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Hartselle resident devastated by loss of landmark store in fire
      http://tinyurl.com/q9snj
      Decatur Daily 3 July 2006

      **Cottonwood marked by mystery tree and waters
      http://tinyurl.com/ecq3z
      Mobile Press-Register 3 July 2006

      **A Tampa filmmaker's research for a documentary explores the life and
      work of Florida author Zora Neale Hurston. [Alabama native]
      http://tinyurl.com/egefe
      St. Petersburg Times 3 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ogmet
      Mobile Press-Register 3 July 2006

      **Carver alumni gather to reminisce, socialize, celebrate
      [and visit Carver-Central Museum; Carver was Gadsden's black high school
      from 1936-1971; Central as black h.s. before that]
      http://tinyurl.com/ocvgm
      Gadsden Times 2 July 2006

      **Historic foundation doesn't have cash to meet promises
      [Alabama Historic Commission Foundation]
      http://tinyurl.com/q8vkk
      Gadsden Times 2 July 2006

      **Arc of a diver
      Jennifer Chandler reflects on golden moment in 1976
      http://tinyurl.com/nch9c
      Birmingham News 2 July 2006

      **The beaches of Birmingham
      Once the area's playgrounds, now relegated to history
      http://tinyurl.com/q9npm
      Birmingham News 2 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/rq659
      Mobile Press-Register 2 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/leff8
      Mobile Press-Register 1 July 2006


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      **CULTURE
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      **Workshop explores Avondale's future
      Commercial district could have sculpture, walkways
      http://tinyurl.com/qcfyj
      Birmingham News 5 July 2006

      **Designer [Billy Reid] puts Shoals in fashion world
      http://tinyurl.com/msy5h
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 July 2006

      **City lawyer [Steve Gidiere] writes book on Freedom of Information Act
      http://tinyurl.com/n2vb6
      Birmingham News 4 July 2006

      **Wineries taking root in land of beer, Baptists
      http://tinyurl.com/qbhvk
      Birmingham News 3 July 2006

      **Artist chronicles landscapes of his youth
      [Tuscaloosa native William Christenberry]
      http://tinyurl.com/ob4ao
      Gadsden Times 3 July 2006

      ** Author [Mark Childress] gets to strike back at lawn mowing
      Alabama native recalls the high-school years in 'One Mississippi,' his
      first novel since 1998
      http://tinyurl.com/qb2u4
      Birmingham News 2 July 2006


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

      **Sumter County commissioner [Isaac Bonner] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/oabuu
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 July 2006

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

      **"A Third Life, A Novel"
      by G. Owen McGinnis
      This extensively researched historical novel is a blend of oral
      tradition and historical fact. It explores a moral dilemma for a farm
      family struggling to survive reconstruction in northeast Alabama in
      1870. Dr. McGinnis' vivid portrayal of the land, the people and the
      period will allow readers to see the surroundings and hear the words of
      a different time.
      M4125 - $35.50
      http://tinyurl.com/hfmd6



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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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