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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-22 September & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002: Alabama History & Culture in the News http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 22, 2006
      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo 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...

      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news
      sites: http://news.google.com/
      http://www.topix.net/
      http://news.yahoo.com/

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I
      have linked here.


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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Quilts wanted this weekend
      Fendall Hall and the Eufaula Carnegie Library will host a quilt-sharing
      day this Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Carnegie Library Auditorium
      http://tinyurl.com/g9g68
      Eufaula Tribune 19 September 2006

      **Alabama Experience: The People
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Conversations with members of the Cherokee, Creek, Shawnee, and Choctaw
      tribes, who are dedicated to learning about and preserving the
      histories, arts, and spirituality that are essential to their heritage.

      **Discovering Alabama: Moundville
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 1:00PM
      Dr. Phillips visits Moundville Archaeological Park, famous village site
      of the mound-building Indian culture of the prehistoric Mississippian
      Period that lasted from about A.D. 1000-1550. The program examines the
      symbols, beliefs, and life ways of this once dominant culture and traces
      two centuries of study in an attempt to understand these early Americans
      and the significance of their earthen mounds.

      **Museums and galleries [calendar of shows etc. in and around
      Birmingham]
      http://tinyurl.com/ehuvr
      Birmingham News 22 September 2006

      **Seminar [by Alan Brown] offers library patrons a taste of Alabama's
      ghostlore [October 10 at Madison Public Library]
      http://tinyurl.com/kbrwt
      Huntsville Times 20 September 2006

      **'Infamous' [October 13 release date]
      The life of Truman Capote while writing "In Cold Blood" is examined
      again, this time with Toby Jones as the iconoclastic writer and Sandra
      Bullock as his friend, Harper Lee. With Daniel Craig, Jeff Daniels, Hope
      Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sigourney Weaver. Screenplay by Douglas
      McGrath, based on the book by George Plimpton. Directed by McGrath.
      Warner Independent Pictures



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      **HISTORY
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      **Mobilian to be inducted Sunday into [Alabama] Senior Citizens Hall of
      Fame
      Carrie Williams will be recognized for volunteer work
      http://tinyurl.com/kohdd
      Mobile Press-Register 22 September 2006

      **History of the Hunley submarine [built in Mobile]
      http://tinyurl.com/z58yn
      Knoxville Times 21 September 2006

      **Greensboro's revival persists with opera house restoration [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/hwttc
      Tuscaloosa News 21 September 2006

      **Remembering a buddy
      Headstone is lasting tribute to a friendship
      http://tinyurl.com/fhpbj
      Decatur Daily 21 September 2006

      **Miles College buys property [former Lloyd Noland Hospital]
      http://tinyurl.com/j4hzt
      Tuscaloosa News 21 September 2006

      **Entrance inspired by old gate [for UA's 175th anniversary]
      http://tinyurl.com/geu6l
      Tuscaloosa News 21 September 2006

      **September 21: Birmingham native, actress and author Fanny Flagg turns
      65.

      **[Kevin] McKinley teaches Civil War [in southern Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/zy3s5
      Atmore Advance 20 September 2006

      **Veteran cemetery site [near Spanish Fort] buy approved
      http://tinyurl.com/g7p25
      Mobile Press-Register 20 September 2006

      **Rare 1905 Buick destroyed in Grady fire
      http://tinyurl.com/fhvqu
      Mobile Press-Register 20 September 2006

      **Buttons, bullets, bargains at Civil War artifact shop
      http://tinyurl.com/fntd7
      Birmingham News 20 September 2006

      **Miles buys old medical complex [former Lloyd Nolan Hospital]
      College doubles size with purchase from HealthSouth
      http://tinyurl.com/jk9ep
      Birmingham News 20 September 2006

      **Seeking to return [after fire in historic building]
      Owners move ahead with plans to rebuild: 2 businesses reopening in
      temporary locations
      http://tinyurl.com/zaczt
      Decatur Daily 20 September 2006

      **Staging a comeback
      Plan aims to revitalize Opera House, Greensboro
      http://tinyurl.com/rns72
      Tuscaloosa News 20 September 2006

      **b. 09-20-1915 - Joe King - Birmingham, AL
      announcer: "Songs By Morton Downey"; "Walk A Mile" [radio shows]

      **Historic century-old opera house in Greensboro may be renovated
      [also Montgomery Advertiser http://tinyurl.com/qsjex ]
      http://tinyurl.com/zz8zp
      Columbus [GA] Ledger-Enquirer 19 September 2006

      **History works for Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/zt6ld
      Southeast Mississippi Daily Journal 19 September 2006

      **Scottsboro approves bid for restoration of old depot
      http://tinyurl.com/k9n7s
      Huntsville Times 19 September 2006

      **Four local organizations receive State Arts Council funding
      [includes some history organizations]
      http://tinyurl.com/k6ysw
      Troy Messenger 19 September 2006

      **Gees Bend ferry resumes service
      http://tinyurl.com/l6m5y
      Mobile Press-Register 19 September 2006

      **Show may go on at opera house
      Group wants to revive site from Greensboro glory days
      http://tinyurl.com/fztaf
      Birmingham News 19 September 2006

      **Passengers finally cross from Gee's Bend on ferry
      http://tinyurl.com/gp365
      Birmingham News 19 September 2006

      **State ferry [at Gee's Bend] reopens after 44 years
      http://tinyurl.com/ggg7x
      Decatur Daily 19 September 2006

      **Civil War book reprints [by UA Press] lauded
      http://tinyurl.com/hf22j
      Tuscaloosa News 19 September 2006

      **Long-awaited ferry service reconnects Gee's Bend
      http://tinyurl.com/jplly
      Tuscaloosa News 19 September 2006

      **Volunteers needed for historic trail
      [at Lowndes Interpretive Center, White Hall]
      http://tinyurl.com/evpf2
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 September 2006

      **Gee's Bend ferry 'a blessing'
      http://tinyurl.com/jdzv6
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 September 2006

      **1944 September 21: Fanny Flagg (in Alabama), regular on Candid Camera
      [is born]

      1926 September 19: Lurleen Wallace, Governor of Alabama [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Up from the ashes
      Downtown business owners display determination following Brick fire
      http://tinyurl.com/epoj5
      Decatur Daily 19 September 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Sept 22: http://tinyurl.com/ht53y
      Sept 21: http://tinyurl.com/j5ae7
      Sept 20: http://tinyurl.com/e54q6
      Sept 19: http://tinyurl.com/jseqx
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1990 September 22- Andre' Dawson steals his 300th base & becomes the
      only player other than Willie Mays to have 300 HRs, 300 steals & 2,000
      hits.

      1969 September 22- San Francisco Giant, Willie Mays, becomes the first
      player since Babe Ruth to hit 600 home runs.

      1973 September 20- Willie Mays announces his retirement from major
      league baseball at the end of the 1973 baseball season.

      1895 September 18- Booker T. Washington makes a speech at the Cotton
      States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Known as the
      "Atlanta Compromise" speech, Washington advocates acceptance of a
      subordinate role for African Americans, espouses peaceful coexistence
      with white Southerners, and calls agitation over the question of social
      equality "the extremist folly." The speech, which reportedly leaves
      some African American listeners in tears and will incur the wrath of
      W.E.B. Du Bois and others, secures Washington's reputation among whites
      as a successor to Frederick Douglass.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b. 09-17-1923 - Hank Williams - Georgiana, AL - d. 1-1-1953
      singer: "Louisiana Hayride"; "Grand Ole Opry"; "Health and Happiness"
      [radio shows]


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      **CULTURE
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      **Hoover gear generates bigger bang for the Bucs
      http://tinyurl.com/hj7sg
      Birmingham News 22 September 2006

      **Sidewalk Cinema
      http://tinyurl.com/zlwxg
      Tusk Magazine 22 September 2006

      **UA students and faculty show films at Sidewalk [Film Festival]
      http://tinyurl.com/zebvd
      Crimson and White [UA] 21 September 2006

      **Author's 'Alabama Moon' rising
      After a decade-long struggle to become a published author, Mobile
      businessman [Watt Key] garners national attention with first release --
      the first of three books he recently sold
      http://tinyurl.com/zdnxy
      Mobile Press-Register 21 September 2006

      **Secret's out: Alabama's Sidewalk festival popular with fans of
      independent film
      http://tinyurl.com/z87f7
      Mobile Press-Register 21 September 2006

      **[Decatur Public] Library seeking quilts for upcoming show
      http://tinyurl.com/f5x3x
      Decatur Daily 21 September 2006

      **Aldridge Gardens fund-raiser will feature one-woman play
      ["Silence" by Irondale actress Dolores Hydock]
      http://tinyurl.com/hzwe6
      Birmingham News 20 September 2006

      **A recipe for hope [cookbook in support of Hannah Home Shelby]
      http://tinyurl.com/jnxnm
      Birmingham News 20 September 2006

      **Second season of MTV show possible
      Hoover High in talks with `Two-A-Days' creator; ratings high
      http://tinyurl.com/jkxfy
      Birmingham News 19 September 2006

      **South toward home
      'The Missing Ring' brings Athens High graduate back to his roots in
      Alabama
      [Keith Dunnavant's book about the 1966 Alabama football team is his
      fourth book]
      http://tinyurl.com/pcc6w
      Decatur Daily 19 September 2006



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

      **City gathers to honor 'Mr. YMCA'
      "William "Bill" Carroll Chandler, known in the Capital City as "Mr.
      YMCA," died Sunday after a long illness. He was 81."
      http://tinyurl.com/q3yts
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 September 2006

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

      **TRAUMA QUEEN
      Why are we so fascinated by Marie Antoinette? asks Camille Paglia, a
      professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts,
      in Philadelphia. SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i05/05b01001.htm
      [includes discussion of new novel by Sena Jeter Naslund]

      **Birmingham Public Library
      Birmingham Newspaper Obituary Index Online & Searchable 1960-1976
      http://bpldb.bplonline.org/db/obituaries

      **URL: http://www.prairiebluff.com/blackbelt/
      TITLE: Black Families of Alabama's Black Belt
      DESCRIPTION: History and genealogy of African
      American families in the Alabama Black Belt counties of Butler, Dallas,
      Lowndes, Marengo, Perry and Wilcox.

      **URL: http://www.shakingmytree.com
      TITLE: Shaking My Tree PEOPLES, PITTMAN, CALLINS, HODGE
      DESCRIPTION: PEOPLES, PITTMAN, CALLINS,
      HODGE, HILL. In and around, Henry, Houston, Dale, Dallas County Alabama,
      Early County Georgia and Bay County Florida. Researched the African
      Americans listed above and their neighbors in those areas, dating back
      to the mid 1800's.



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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@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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