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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-15 Nov & 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 Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 15, 2006
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:

      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....


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news


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



      **Alabama Experience: How Sweet The Sound
      Sunday, November 19, 2006 12:30PM APT
      The fabled gospel group Clarence Fountain and the Blind Boys of Alabama
      were among the recent inductees into the American Gospel Quartet Hall of
      Fame. On "How Sweet the Sound", you'll see and hear stirring
      performances by this group and others in Birmingham, a city with deep
      gospel roots.

      **Bookmark: Allen Barra
      Sunday, November 19, 2006 1:30PM APT

      **Minor Heights fire truck bell set for anniversary [November 19]
      [fire department will celebrate 50th]
      Birmingham News 15 November 2006

      **Zorn family reunion this weekend [November 19]
      "What began as a quiet, unassuming, small gathering for the
      dedication of a historic marker on a bucolic back road in Henry County
      has grown into a fast paced, festive and celebratory day of events and
      The descendants of Confederate Capt. Dennis Harrison Zorn, Zorn
      relatives and their allied families and friends will gather together for
      "A Celebration of Zorn Family Heritage" Sunday, Nov. 19, in Barbour and
      Henry counties.
      The historic marker dedication ceremony is the main event of the
      day. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Henry County Road 47 (Old River
      Road) between Haleburg and Shorterville. Here in 1883, Capt. D. H. Zorn,
      one of the few white Republicans in the Wiregrass, established Zornville
      with a post office in a Democratically-dominated South.
      A New South entrepreneur, Capt. Zorn had a grist mill, cotton
      gin, large mercantile, bee hives, cheese processing facility and large
      farming interest while operating Zorn's Landing on the Chattahoochee
      River. The Zorn's Landing served plantations both north and south of
      Zornville in the last years of the 19th Century.
      Capt. Zorn's principal occupation was the owning and the
      operating of the only legal, federally licensed whiskey distillery in
      Alabama. The historic marker, erected in August by the Historic
      Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Group, Inc.,
      denotes these facts as well as Zorn's remarkable Confederate war record.
      Capt. Zorn's descendants donated $2,000 to the project.
      Eufaula Tribune 14 November 2006


      **Madison man recalls WWII experiences in his book
      Ambulance driver tells story of war in France, Germany
      Huntsville Times 15 November 2006

      **Slag pot moved to Tannehill as part of permanent exhibit
      Birmingham News 15 November 2006

      **Veterans memorial plans back on track, mayor [of Alabaster] says
      Birmingham News 15 November 2006

      **Historical properties ignored by city [letter]
      Tuscaloosa News 14 November 2006

      **City honors best-selling native
      [Hartselle, William Bradford Huie]
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 November 2006

      **b. 09-01-1904 - Johnny Mack Brown - Dothan, AL - d. 11-14-1974
      actor: "Straight Arrow Pow Wow" [old radio show]

      **Panel suggests Alabama hire first female state forester
      Birmingham News 14 November 2006 p4B

      **1915 November 14- Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and founder
      of Tuskegee Institute, joins the ancestors on the college's
      campus at the age of 59. He was one the most famous African American
      educators and leaders of the 19th century, whose message of
      acquiring practical skills and emphasizing self-help over political
      rights was popular among whites and segments of the African American
      community. His 1901 autobiography, "Up From Slavery", which details his
      rise to success despite numerous obstacles, became a best-seller and
      further enhanced his public image as a self-made man. As popular as he
      was in some quarters, Washington was aggressively opposed by
      critics such as W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Finding native culture outdoors
      Redstone archaeologist, Indian educator help 4th-graders discover past
      Huntsville Times 13 November 2006

      **[East Alabama History] Museum seeking historical items
      Cleburne News 13 November 2006

      **b. 05-20-1911 - Vet Boswell - Birmingham, AL - d. 11-12-1988
      singer: (The Boswell Sisters) "The Boswell Sisters"; "Woodbury Soap
      [old radio shows]

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

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Nov 15: http://tinyurl.com/ygw6kt
      Nov 14: http://tinyurl.com/y5l9kg
      Nov 13: http://tinyurl.com/yywxlh
      Nov 12: http://tinyurl.com/y3deav
      Nov 11: http://tinyurl.com/y364k6
      Mobile Press-Register


      **Alabama actors, director head to Fairhope to screen film
      ["When I find the Ocean," filmed in Alabama in 2005]
      Mobile Press-Register 14 November 2006

      **Lionel Richie welcomes chance to come home
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 November 2006


      **Lawmaker [Albert] Hall dies at age 70
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 November 2006


      **[no entries this issue]


      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
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