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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 20-28 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 28, 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


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


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

      **Alabama Experience: This Old Library
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Spend a day browsing at one of the best places in the state to pass an
      afternoon. Leaf through a macabre scrapbook with a best-selling mystery
      writer; examine a historic jail register with a civil rights researcher;
      learn how a photo historian looks for clues in turn-of-the century
      pictures, and meet the man who restored a huge, beautiful mural one
      cotton swab at a time.

      **Discovering Alabama: Arboretum
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 1:00PM
      Highlighted in this video are four of Alabama's arboretums and their
      significant contribution to the preservation of our native plants and
      trees.

      **[Clarke County] Historical Society meets July 30
      http://tinyurl.com/ng6u2
      Thomasville Times 27 July 2006


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

      ** Panel: [FAME music] Studios were a source of harmony in tense times
      http://tinyurl.com/hfpjy
      Florence Times-Daily 28 July 2006

      ** Students get close look at history [at Selma's Civil War and Slavery
      Museum]
      http://tinyurl.com/jpxxy
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 July 2006

      ** City [of Millbrook] celebrating [25th] birthday tonight with annual
      SummerFest
      http://tinyurl.com/zul9v
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/gs7xq
      Mobile Press-Register 28 July 2006

      **Archaeologist: Headstone probably dumped
      http://tinyurl.com/mypgl
      Florence Times-Daily 27 July 2006

      **Aging courthouse may get reprieve [old Alabama Supreme Court building]
      http://tinyurl.com/o8cds
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 July 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/oaf2q
      Mobile Press-Register 27 July 2006

      **New Lee High due by 2010, but location is still uncertain
      Overflow crowd peppers officials with questions
      [current building constructed in 1958]
      http://tinyurl.com/o34ou
      Huntsville Times 26 July 2006

      **Lincoln Mill [Village] rezoning proposal put on hold
      Business owners say plan would restrict property
      http://tinyurl.com/s6x8b
      Huntsville Times 26 July 2006

      **[Baldwin Co. Heritage] Museum board holds meeting
      http://tinyurl.com/qau7c
      Mobile Press-Register 26 July 2006

      **Homewood's Hamburger Heaven made memories
      http://tinyurl.com/qmhso
      Birmingham News 26 July 2006

      **The sad state of a city school
      Elyton School has been left to deteriorate, while the city and the
      school board remain at odds over the buildings future.
      http://tinyurl.com/qv6nv
      Birmingham News 26 July 2006 [editorial]

      **[Former] Elyton [School] may be used for social services center
      http://tinyurl.com/qeq3g
      Birmingham News 26 July 2006

      **Hartselle City Council votes to rename library after Huie
      http://tinyurl.com/p8o5n
      Decatur Daily 26 July 2006

      **Grave marker stops work on approach for Patton bridge
      http://tinyurl.com/ohb8p
      Florence Times-Daily 26 July 2006

      **Handy history
      Recording sheds light on the 'Father of the Blues'
      http://tinyurl.com/qbh6p
      Florence Times-Daily 26 July 2006

      **b. 07-26-1914 - Erskine Hawkins - Birmingham, AL - d. 11-11-1992
      bandleader: "Apollo Concerts"; "Big Band Themes on the Air" [radio
      shows]

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/nrd2k
      Mobile Press-Register 26 July 2006

      **Board recommends renaming [Hartselle] library to honor William Huie
      http://tinyurl.com/mnfm3
      Decatur Daily 25 July 2006

      **Ex-Black Baron [George Suttles] Cooperstown-bound after 64 years
      http://tinyurl.com/ru3st
      Birmingham News 25 July 2006

      **National Baseball Hall of Fame gives [George] Suttles his due
      http://tinyurl.com/sxp7p
      Birmingham News 25 July 2006

      **1937 July 26- Woodie King, Jr. is born in Baldwin Springs, Alabama. He
      will attend high school in Detroit and go on to attend Leman College in
      New York and earn his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College. In 1965, he will
      join Mobilization for Youth, where he will spend the next five years
      working as the cultural director. In 1970, he will found the New Federal
      Theatre and
      the National Black Touring Circuit in New York City, where he will be
      producing director. He will produce shows both on and off Broadway, and
      will directed performances across the country in venues like the New
      York Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Center Stage of
      Baltimore and the
      Pittsburgh Public Theatre. His work will earn him numerous nominations
      and awards, including a 1988 NAACP Image Award for his direction of
      "Checkmates" (featuring Denzel Washington and 1993 Audelco Awards for
      Best Director and Best Play for his production of "Robert Johnson: Trick
      The Devil." He will also receive an Obie Award for Sustained
      Achievement. He will have an honorary doctorate in humane letters
      conferred by Wayne State University and a doctorate of fine arts by the
      College of Wooster. In addition to his directing and producing of
      theater, he will find time to write extensively about it. He will
      contribute to numerous magazines, such as "Black World," "Variety" and
      "The Tulane Drama Review," and will also write a number of books.

      1972 July 25- The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, where African Americans
      were used as guinea pigs in syphilis experiments for 40 years, is
      admitted to by U.S. government health officials.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

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

      **Black Southerner Digs Into World of White Grandfather
      http://tinyurl.com/j7xn4
      Newhouse News Service 23 July 2006


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

      **'Violata Pax'
      Nall's monumental art project offers message of hope for humanity
      [the Alabama artist's project is on view in multiple sites in Europe]
      http://tinyurl.com/lef2p
      Mobile Press-Register 27 July 2006

      ** Decatur woman to travel Alabama as Road Scholar, discuss Wilson's
      'Fences'
      [Cheryl Carpenter, discussing August Wilson's 1985 play]
      http://tinyurl.com/pvb6c
      Decatur Daily 27 July 2006

      ** Commercial filmed in 'quintessential small town Alabama' [Talladega]
      http://tinyurl.com/ohrju
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 July 2006

      ** Familiar face [Peggy Bracken]
      http://tinyurl.com/qfgo4
      Brewton Standard 26 July 2006

      **Mobile biographer [Doug James] adds to PBS' Cronkite tribute
      http://tinyurl.com/m65pr
      Mobile Press-Register 26 July 2006

      **Being Harper Lee As biography-in-absentia, 'Mockingbird' is a mixed
      bag
      http://tinyurl.com/npztm
      Mobile Press-Register 26 July 2006

      **One-Hit Wonder
      The life story of the woman who wrote one of America's most beloved
      novels.
      [Review of MOCKINGBIRD: A Portrait of Harper Lee By Charles J. Shields
      http://tinyurl.com/jemr3
      Washington Post 23 July 2006

      **Alabama filmmaker [Tonya S. Holly]
      http://tinyurl.com/rvgpz
      Mobile Press-Register 20 July 2006

      **Director [Tonya S. Holly] turns to Louisiana for bulk of next project
      http://tinyurl.com/pmgsq
      Mobile Press-Register 20 July 2006

      **TV, music video crews descend on south Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/r88fr
      Mobile Press-Register 20 July 2006


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

      **Ex-Shelby tax assessor Bobbie Reynolds dies
      Held position for 20 years of high growth
      http://tinyurl.com/p26kx
      Birmingham News 26 July 2006

      **`Kirk [Tuck] was always a winner'
      [former UAB football standout died Monday]
      http://tinyurl.com/lfltv
      Birmingham News 25 July 2006

      **Ex-Morgan school board member [Tyrus] Turney dies at 70
      http://tinyurl.com/rm7r2
      Decatur Daily 25 July 2006

      **Lawyer Barry Teague dies
      http://tinyurl.com/pa6a2
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 July 2006

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

      **Reviewed for H-South by David E. Woodard
      Joseph P. Ward, ed. _Britain and the American South: From
      Colonialism to Rock and Roll_. Jackson: University Press of
      Mississippi, 2003. ix + 281 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 1-57806-
      580-1.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=6301152639498

      **Reviewed for H-South by Elaine Frantz Parsons
      Diane Miller Sommerville. _Rape and Race in the Nineteenth-
      Century South_. Chapel Hill and London: The University of North
      Carolina Press, 2004. xiii + 411 pp. $53.95 (cloth),$24.95
      (paper), ISBN 0-8078-2891-2,0-8078-5560-X.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=81591152640572

      **Reviewed for H-South by Susan-Mary Grant
      W. Fitzhugh Brundage. _The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and
      Memory_. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2005. xiii + 418 pp. $29.95
      (cloth), ISBN 0-674-01876-1.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=147601152641914

      **Reviewed for H-South by Derek W. Frisby
      John M. Coski. _The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most
      Embattled Emblem_. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2005. xi + 401 pp.
      $29.95 (cloth). ISBN 0-674-01722-6. $18.95 (paper), ISBN 0-674-
      01983-0.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=182501152642357

      **Reviewed for H-South by Robert Cook
      Bruce Levine. _Confederate Emancipation: Southern Plans to Free
      and Arm Slaves During the Civil War_. Oxford and New York: Oxford
      University Press, 2006. viii + 252 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-
      19-514762-6.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=258861153158885

      **Reviewed for H-South by James O. Farmer Jr.
      Adam L. Tate. _Conservatism and Southern Intellectuals, 1789-
      1861: Liberty, Tradition, and the Good Society_. Columbia and
      London: University of Missouri Press, 2005. ix + 402 pp. $49.95
      (cloth), ISBN 0-8262-1567-X.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=324301153159597

      **Reviewed for H-South by Patricia E. Gower
      Frank Towers. _The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War_.
      Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2004.
      xi + 285 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8139-2297-6.
      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=145161153161924



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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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