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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-12 March & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2007
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      Listings since July 2002:

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

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

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

      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
      <http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html>

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

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf <http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf>

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l <http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l>

      AND NOW THE NEWS...

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

      http://news.google.com/ <http://news.google.com/>
      http://www.topix.net/ <http://www.topix.net/>
      http://news.yahoo.com/ <http://news.yahoo.com/>

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I
      have linked here. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.


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

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

      **`Big Fish' author [Daniel] Wallace to spend two days in Gadsden
      [March 14-15]
      http://tinyurl.com/335y2a
      Gadsden Times 12 March 2007

      **'Big Fish' author to be honored [Daniel Wallace, March 31]
      http://tinyurl.com/3d2cce
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2007


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

      **Captured Civil War flag set to return
      http://tinyurl.com/3c7q53
      Mobile Press-Register 12 March 2007

      **Living la vida log cabin [in Trinity]
      142-year-old log structure answer to couple's dream
      http://tinyurl.com/3a3qom
      Decatur Daily 12 March 2007

      **Clotilda tale inspires tough but vital 'Dreams of Africa'
      [review of "Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the
      Story of the Last Africans Brought to America" (Oxford, $35) by Sylviane
      Diouf]
      http://tinyurl.com/35j65z
      Mobile Press-Register 11 March 2007

      **History of Port City's ironwork detailed [in new book]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ouw7p
      Tuscaloosa News 11 March 2007

      **Wright Brothers Museum trying to take flight in Montgomery
      http://tinyurl.com/2m7fnj
      Gadsden Times 11 March 2007

      **[Baldwin County Heritage] Museum thanks volunteers
      http://tinyurl.com/3x2urq
      Mobile Press-Register 11 March 2007

      **Artsy castle [built in 1946] also Fairhope B&B
      http://tinyurl.com/2w5rsq
      Huntsville Times 11 March 2007

      **1861 March 11- The Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery,
      Alabama, adopts a constitution which declares that the passage of any
      "law denying or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves is
      prohibited."

      1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden, Alabama. He
      will become a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant of
      Martin Luther King, Jr. After King's assassination, he will become the
      president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and write an
      autobiography that will attract widespread criticism for his comments on
      King's alleged womanizing.

      1965 March 11- After civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, the
      Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, dies, succumbing
      to his beating by segregationist whites.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Groups plan memorial [in Anniston] for civil rights group
      http://tinyurl.com/376wfp
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2007

      **Archaeology issues delay bridge bid
      [to replace B.B. Comer Bridge built in 1930]
      http://tinyurl.com/29l969
      Huntsville Times 11 March 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Mar 12: http://tinyurl.com/34rey7
      Mar 11: http://tinyurl.com/3b9q34
      Mar 10: http://tinyurl.com/2pvmkk
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Tours tell stories of buildings histories
      http://tinyurl.com/3dvufs
      Demopolis Times 9 March 2007

      **Ex-soldier plans an armed forces museum in Hoover
      Site would contain maps, books, videos
      http://tinyurl.com/2qndqu
      Birmingham News 9 March 2007

      **WWII soldier [George Watson] honored for heroism
      http://tinyurl.com/2vgke5
      Birmingham News 9 March 2007


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

      **Man [Danny Killen] turns Southern sayings into hobby
      http://tinyurl.com/2l8zzl
      Florence Times-Daily 12 March 2007

      **Haven for old-time tunes
      Tannehill Opry has been drawing bluegrass fans for nearly four decades
      http://tinyurl.com/337pb7
      Tuscaloosa News 12 March 2007

      **Woman carves out niche in male-dominated field [gun engraving]
      http://tinyurl.com/2v32pp
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 March 2007

      **Jason Guynes -- THE MURALIST: The chairman of the visual arts
      department at the University of South Alabama has been commissioned to
      create a piece for The Wave Transit's lobby area at the historic GM&O
      Building
      http://tinyurl.com/2qmvpe
      Mobile Press-Register 11 March 2007

      **Alarcon one of Granta's best:
      "With his first novel, "Lost City Radio," now on bookshelves, Indian
      Springs School graduate Daniel Alarcon has been named one of the top
      young novelists in the country. Granta, a literary magazine, has Alarcon
      on its list of Best Young Amercan Novelists. Granta's lists of young
      American and British novelists in the past have included Jonathan
      Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Julian
      Barnes. Alarcon, who was born in Peru, raised in Alabama and now lives
      in California, published "War by Candlelight," a collection of short
      stories, in 2005. It was a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway
      Foundation Award. His work has also been published in The New Yorker and
      Harper's, among other publications. He is distinguished visiting writer
      at Mills College."
      Birmimngham News 11 March 2007 p 8F

      **Arts group extends grants to individual artists in 12 counties
      http://tinyurl.com/3cotb9
      Birmingham News 11 March 2007

      **Shoals native to be on PBS feature [musician Ken Lovelace]
      http://tinyurl.com/2utum7
      Florence Times-Daily 11 March 2007

      **Local stuntman gave '300' percent [in new film]
      http://tinyurl.com/32f4ww
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2007

      **'Thick Book' film examines state's constitution
      http://tinyurl.com/373b3t
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 March 2007


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

      **Lumber company founder [Clyde Joseph] Wilson dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2ts8ab
      Huntsville Times 11 March 2007

      **Tuscaloosa lawyer known for activism Al Vreeland dies at 78
      http://tinyurl.com/37jrze
      Tuscaloosa News 11 March 2007

      **His songs struck a chord
      [Railroad worker John Henry Mealing, who died Feb. 22]
      Birmingham News 11 March 2007 p 20A

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

      **[no entries this issue]



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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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