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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14, 17-21 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 21, 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....


      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp



      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL



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

      **Function in the [Tuxedo] Junction festival set for Saturday
      [celebrates the legacy of jazz great Erskine Hawkins]
      http://tinyurl.com/pnf7f
      Birmingham News 21 July 2006

      **Civil rights activist [Robert] Graetz to sign book [July 27]
      http://tinyurl.com/s242y
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 July 2006


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

      **Voting Rights Act in Alabama recently has played limited role
      U.S. has objected to only two district changes in past decade
      http://tinyurl.com/s8bgm
      Birmingham News 21 July 2006

      **Volunteers to clean historic Tuskegee building
      [Old Segrest Law Office, oldest building on Tuskegee town square]
      http://tinyurl.com/qpmue
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/odjwt
      Mobile Press-Register 21 July 2006

      **Waking a sleeping giant
      Pine Barren Baptists reach area residents by revitalizing abandoned
      historic church
      http://tinyurl.com/mgp4z
      Alabama Baptist 20 July 2006

      **Old [Willie] Mays story reminds us why [Barry] Bonds no hero
      http://tinyurl.com/fqezs
      Birmingham News 20 July 2006

      **Renovated former home of late artist [Arthur] Stewart scene of soiree
      http://tinyurl.com/sxjoe
      Birmingham News 20 July 2006

      **Forgotten Trails: Continue to tour history of downtown Brewton
      http://tinyurl.com/lqvta
      Brewton Standard 20 July 2006

      **Take a step into the past at the WashCo Museum
      http://tinyurl.com/nv5qw
      South Alabamaian [Jackson] 20 July 2006

      **Caldwell Park name change bid up to city councilors, lawyer says
      http://tinyurl.com/p7rll
      Birmingham News 20 July 2006

      **20 classes gather for first all school reunion
      [at former Ramer/Dunbar High School]
      http://tinyurl.com/nbxcn
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/p3o89
      Mobile Press-Register 20 July 2006

      **Landmark black firm may survive
      Official says odds long for Booker T. Washington
      [company founded in 1923 by A.G. Gaston]
      http://tinyurl.com/ntk9k
      Birmingham News 19 July 2006

      **State Archives best place for Wallace-era material [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/nwt2f
      Decatur Daily 19 July 2006

      **Owners of historic houses tell their stories on Internet
      [Bessemer Historic Homeowners Assoc http://HistoricBessemer.org ]
      http://tinyurl.com/qkwrs
      Birmingham News 19 July 2006

      **Acquiring funding next step for coke ovens park project [in
      Fultondale]
      http://tinyurl.com/n24hn
      Birmingham News 19 July 2006

      **Hartselle to vote on renaming library
      Friends of Library member questions cost to honor famous author
      [William Bradford Huie]
      http://tinyurl.com/mo5yh
      Decatur Daily 19 July 2006

      **[Patricia] Todd holds slim lead in bid to become 1st openly gay
      legislator
      http://tinyurl.com/s8yww
      Tuscaloosa News 19 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/rrt99
      Mobile Press-Register 19 July 2006

      **German, Italian news flourished here
      Early immigrants had choice of five papers
      http://tinyurl.com/ok4ba
      Birmingham News 18 July 2006

      **NAACP salutes [Fred] Gray's civil rights legal efforts [in his 50-year
      career]
      http://tinyurl.com/qt4jn
      Birmingham News 18 July 2006

      **Moulton to seek AG's opinion on [city] cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/zlsv3
      Decatur Daily 18 July 2006

      **UAB's oldest dorm sees final summer [Hixson Hall, opened 1960]
      http://tinyurl.com/n4xjn
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 18 July 2006

      **Summertime playground now languishes in neglect
      [Cherokee Beach near Helena]
      http://tinyurl.com/qaesn
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 July 2006

      **[State] Archives recovers Wallace history
      http://tinyurl.com/jap3c
      Decatur Daily 18 July 2006

      **[State] Archives gets Wallace memorabilia
      http://tinyurl.com/qf7rq
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 July 2006

      **1974 July 20- Baseball great, Hank Aaron, breaks Ty Cobb's record, as
      he appears in game number 3,034 of his career. Aaron,
      age 40, is playing in his 20th season of major-league
      baseball.

      1973 July 19- Willie Mays is named to the National League all star team
      for the 24th time, tying Stan Musial for the record number of
      appearances.

      1941 July 19- The first Army flying school for African Americans is
      dedicated in Tuskegee, Alabama.

      1941 July 18- Martha Reeves is born in Eufaula, Alabama. Her family
      will
      move to Detroit, Michigan before her first birthday. As a
      child, she will sing in her grandfather's church and in
      school, and continue her vocal training through high school.
      After graduating in 1959, she will join a girl group called
      the Fascinations, and the following year co-founds the
      Del-Phis, whose membership will include the future
      Vandellas. In 1961, she will win a talent contest as a solo
      act and get a nightclub engagement performing as Martha
      LaVaille. There she will be noticed by Motown executive
      William "Mickey" Stevenson, who will invite her to stop by
      the label's offices. She will not land an audition right
      away, but will parlay her visit into a secretarial job in
      the A&R department. She will catch a lucky break when backup
      singers are needed for a recording session, and the Del-Phis
      will wind up supporting Marvin Gaye on his first hit, 1962's
      "Stubborn Kind of Fellow." Stevenson will be impressed
      enough to record a Del-Phis (renamed the Vels) single,
      "You'll Never Cherish a Love So True ('Til You Lose It),"
      and release it on Motown's Mel-O-Dy subsidiary. One day,
      Mary Wells fails to show up for a recording session, and
      musicians' union rules demand that a lead vocalist be
      present on the microphone -- so she will be hastily tapped
      to sing "I'll Have to Let Him Go." That song will become
      the first single credited to the newly renamed Martha & the
      Vandellas in 1963. Their second single, the ballad "Come
      and Get These Memories," will reach the Rhythm & Blues Top
      Five. Martha & the Vandellas will rack up an impressive
      slate of Motown classics that will include the Top Five
      smashes "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the
      Street," plus "Nowhere to Run," "I'm Ready for Love,"
      "Jimmy Mack," and "Honey Chile," all of which will make the
      Rhythm & Blues Top Five. Martha & the Vandellas' run of
      success will continue through 1967. They will continue to
      perform and record for several more years, but will never
      match their past success and will disband in December 1972
      after a farewell concert in Detroit. She will eventually
      leave Motown and record for other labels with minimal
      success. In 1989, she will reunite with original Vandellas
      Annette Sterling and Rosalind Holmes and cut the single
      "Step Into My Shoes" for British producer Ian Levine's
      Motor City label. However, she will continue to make her
      primary living on the nostalgia circuit. She will be
      inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

      1970 July 18- Willie Mays gets his 3,000th base hit.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/mpnt2
      Mobile Press-Register 18 July 2006

      **Wallace family donates memorabilia to Alabama archives
      http://tinyurl.com/nvy4a
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 July 2006

      **Historic house is a haven for special-needs kids
      [Cleveland House, Saraland]
      http://tinyurl.com/q5svb
      Mobile Press-Register 14 July 2006


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

      **Film crew excited about work done in Huntsville locations
      Shooting wraps up today on 'Like Moles, Like Rats'
      http://tinyurl.com/m8qwd
      Huntsville Times 20 July 2006

      **Florence flair
      Big-shot designer [Billy Reid] shifts career gears, leading him to set
      up shop in the Shoals
      http://tinyurl.com/mugs5
      Birmingham News 18 July 2006

      **From fantasy to frontman
      UAB student Jarrod Patterson anticipates release of new album
      http://tinyurl.com/n9v6x
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 18 July 2006

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

      **Ex-Prichard Mayor [Margie Moberg] Wilson dies
      http://tinyurl.com/rprw6
      Mobile Press-Register 21 July 2006

      **Longtime plant enthusiast and UA's first forester dies [George Wood]
      http://tinyurl.com/qzmu5
      Tuscaloosa News 20 July 2006

      **Mobile surgeon [Ernest G. DeBakey] dies at 96
      http://tinyurl.com/q2f3n
      Mobile Press-Register 18 July 2006

      **Clergyman mentioned in King letter dies at 87 [George M. Murray]
      http://tinyurl.com/qrhjc
      Birmingham News 18 July 2006

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

      **Historic Lakewood Estates [Bessemer]
      http://historiclakewoodestates.com/

      **Birmingham's Tourist Courts
      http://www.bplonline.org/resources/Digital_Project/BhamTimepiece.asp

      **The Call of the House of Usher: The Poe Element in Robert McCammon's
      Usher's Passing by Marian Motley-Carcache
      Published in Journal of Popular Literature Issue #4, Fall/Winter 1990
      http://www.robertmccammon.com/articles/the-call.html



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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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