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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 2, 7-10 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 10 12:17 PM
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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



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

      **Mark Childress to sign 'One Mississippi' [July 12]
      [new books by Ala. authors Watt Key/Mobile and Gregory A. Waselkov
      also mentioned]
      http://tinyurl.com/muqte
      Huntsville Times 9 July 2006

      **21-23 July: Alabama Writers' Conclave
      Dixon Conference Center, AU
      http://www.alabamawritersconclave.org/

      **Writing conference to be held in Auburn
      http://tinyurl.com/pe7sf
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 July 2006

      **Bookstore has variety of events planned [in August]
      [Page & Palette, Fairhope; authors Sonny Brewer and Mark Childress]
      http://tinyurl.com/qagzj [http:// www.pageandpalette.com ]
      Mobile Press-Register 9 July 2006


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

      **Fairhope Veterans Memorial design unveiled
      Sculpture is set to be placed in Henry George Park, overlooking Mobile
      Bay and Municipal Pier
      http://tinyurl.com/mdxpt
      Mobile Press-Register 10 July 2006

      **Aliceville: the once -- and maybe future -- prison town
      http://tinyurl.com/ldt3n
      Mobile Press-Register 10 July 2006

      **Rename Caldwell Park, ex-councilman says
      Katopodis wants park to be named after former councilwoman Miglionico
      http://tinyurl.com/qqmlq
      Birmingham News 10 July 2006

      **Bucky's big bounce: Dent hit first memorable homer at Paterson Field
      http://tinyurl.com/olfr2
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/netnw
      Mobile Press-Register 10 July 2006

      **Goodbye, Vincent's, we miss you [original Vincent's Market, opened
      1988]
      http://tinyurl.com/njzuv
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **[Antiques]'Roadshow' treasure hunt: Popular TV show separates valuable
      from valueless
      http://tinyurl.com/pcoxs
      Mobile Press-Register 9 July 2006

      **Clay barn going down, house bids coming in [Jayfe Ware House]
      Removal of century-old barn makes way for athletic fields
      http://tinyurl.com/qy54l
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **Dance back 75 years into lives of F. Scott and Zelda
      [Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery]
      http://tinyurl.com/lhl7n
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **WPA-era mural at Woodlawn in dire need of restoration
      http://tinyurl.com/lmloy
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **Negro League legend [Frank Evans] takes the field again
      http://tinyurl.com/s6dse
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 July 2006

      **Alumni return to celebrate [Academy High] school's [100-year] history
      http://tinyurl.com/oufvl
      Troy Messenger 9 July 2006

      **Alabama City once home to great bicycle race [July, 1897]
      http://tinyurl.com/s8soy
      Gadsden Times 9 July 2006

      **Couple restoring 2nd Ave. storefront [in 1905 building]
      http://tinyurl.com/rcuc8
      Decatur Daily 9 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/q4bfy
      Mobile Press-Register 9 July 2006

      **'Antiques Roadshow' brings its treasure hunt to Mobile today
      http://tinyurl.com/mfwjy
      Mobile Press-Register 8 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/m6smb
      Mobile Press-Register 8 July 2006

      **Shoal Creek bridge [opened in 1924] receives historical status
      http://tinyurl.com/our8x
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 July 2006

      **Latest convictions put spotlight on history of corruption in Ala.
      http://tinyurl.com/rb7dv
      [also Columbus Ledger-Enquirer http://tinyurl.com/n6y9z ]
      WVTM-TV [Columbus GA] 8 July 2006

      **Big names played in the Georgia-Alabama League [minor league baseball]
      http://tinyurl.com/pb5a6
      Newnan [GA] Times-Herald 7 July 2006

      **Architects: Depot [built in 1872] can be rehabbed
      The cost to rehab the Vicksburg-Brunswick Depot could top $1.7 million,
      according to a study completed last month
      http://tinyurl.com/mms6b
      Eufaula Tribune 7 July 2006

      **Bridging history
      Shoal Creek bridge reaches historical status
      http://tinyurl.com/ppej6
      Florence Times Daily 7 July 2006

      **Detroit exhibit salutes Rosa Parks
      http://tinyurl.com/n9u5m
      United Press International 7 July 2006

      **b. 06-20-1911 - Gail Patrick - Birmingham, AL - d. 7-6-1980
      actor: "The Dreft Star Playhouse" [old radio show]
      [Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0665850/ ]


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

      **Actor Danny Glover to film movie in Butler County
      http://tinyurl.com/llzys
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 July 2006

      **Black Southerner sets out to understand the life, and the world, of
      his white Alabama grandfather
      http://tinyurl.com/rp4p8
      Mobile Press-Register 9 July 2006

      **Technology takes a toll on typewriter repair shop [opened 1954]
      http://tinyurl.com/r2f94
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **Book notes: UA Press has new books
      [Jimmy Carl] Harris [of Birmingham] wins writing award
      http://tinyurl.com/pre7g
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **Busted up, never broken [Red Farmer]
      http://tinyurl.com/qo5ek
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006

      **[Fanny] Flagg returns us to tales of Elmwood Springs [in new novel]
      Birmingham News 9 July 2006 p8F

      **News flash: Life's a ball in the Land of [artist] Nall
      http://tinyurl.com/z43lb
      Mobile Press-Register 2 July 2006


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

      **Tuskegee Airman [Maury] Reid dies at 81
      http://tinyurl.com/m6ps8
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 July 2006

      **Wallace Bean Potts [Alabama-born filmmaker, archivist]
      http://tinyurl.com/m3mbv [obituary]
      Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0693461/
      Birmingham News 10 July 2006

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

      **A Civil Rights Champion Revealed

      FREEDOM WRITER: VIRGINIA FOSTER DURR, LETTERS FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS
      YEARS reveals an unlikely champion of the movement. A privileged white
      woman, Durr returned to her native Alabama after a twenty-year absence.
      She was deeply affronted to see the same racism she remembered from her
      childhood. To help understand the South and battle her sense of
      isolation, Durr wrote hundreds of letters--sharp and observant--to her
      friends outside the region, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and
      Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black, Jessica Mitford, and C. Vann Woodward.
      "Virginia's letters crackle with intelligence and humor," said one
      critic in the New York Times Book Review. "An informal autobiography of
      a remarkable woman, as well as an unusual personal history of the civil
      rights movement."
      "This is a chronicle of an extraordinary life," noted prominent
      novelist William Styron. "I should like to think that it might become
      one of those indispensable collections, valuable as the record of an
      indomitable woman and the struggle for American justice in the twentieth
      century."

      Wellesley College's recognition of Durr from June 2000:
      http://www.wellesley.edu/Anniversary/durr.html

      More about the book: http://snipurl.com/sjds



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