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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 16-19 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 19, 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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Martin's images show Selma's poignancy, determination
      Photographs by "Spider" Martin: The Selma to Montgomery March for the
      Right to Vote. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Through March 25.
      http://tinyurl.com/27x4ya
      Birmingham News 18 March 2007

      **[Montgomery] Museum kicking off a new photography exhibit [through May
      13]
      [celebrates Alabama people, places, events]
      http://tinyurl.com/2wyhu6
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 March 2007

      **"To Kill a Mockingbird" on stage in Seattle
      Those in the Seattle area might be interested to know that Intiman
      Theatre (which won a Tony for Outstanding Regional Theater in 2006) is
      offering, as one of its plays for 2007 a production of TO KILL A
      MOCKINGBIRD. As part of their "American Cycle" which has included "Our
      Town" "Native Son" and others. Intiman will offer this play Sept. 28
      through Nov. 11 and single tickets will be available, for any of the
      season's plays as of March 31. Their website can be found at
      http://www.intiman.org/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Developer may restore Gaston Motel
      $40 million project would bring hotel, retail to Civil Rights district
      [built in 1954 by A.G. Gaston; one of few places for blacks in Bham]
      http://tinyurl.com/ytk96n
      Birmingham News 19 March 2007

      **Herbal history
      UA press reissues first consumer medical book published in the 'new'
      colonies
      http://tinyurl.com/2y4laz
      Birmingham News 19 March 2007

      **Examples of herbal remedies from 'The English Physician'
      http://tinyurl.com/24d7uw
      Birmingham News 19 March 2007

      **Preserving the past
      Governments, others wonder how to prepare for future in archiving
      http://tinyurl.com/346xte
      Florence Times-Daily 19 March 2007

      **Looking Back
      50 years [25 years, etc.] ago this week
      http://tinyurl.com/3c8rw6
      Tuscaloosa News 19 March 2007

      **Rights era [Heart of Huntsville] mall soon history, too
      http://tinyurl.com/2l8cxd
      Huntsville Times 18 March 2007

      **Another city [Anniston] might have become shrine like Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/2p5rq3
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 March 2007

      **Celebrating cultures on both sides of the bay: Africatown, Irish and
      art festivals showcase rich histories
      http://tinyurl.com/274mg5
      Mobile Press-Register 18 March 2007

      **Special garden parties will celebrate 75 years of blooms, beauty
      [at Bellingrath Gardens]
      http://tinyurl.com/yuektq
      Birmingham News 18 March 2007

      **Auburn students reconstruct St. Luke's Episcopal Church
      "A more than 150-year-old church will soon be rebuilt on the grounds of
      Old Cahawba Historical Park. The reconstruction of the St. Luke's
      Episcopal Church is a project of the Rural Studio of Auburn University."
      http://tinyurl.com/3737co
      Selma Times-Journal 18 March 2007

      **Book traces Troy's history
      It started out as State Normal School at Troy in 1887, became Troy State
      University in 1967 and, as of 2005, is now Troy University. That
      institution's story is traced in Noel Harold Kaylor Jr.'s "History of
      Troy The University," which is now available. The 332-page book looks at
      the people who built Troy into what it is today. Kaylor is an English
      professor and administrative assistant for specified university
      projects. You can order a copy by sending a check made out to "History"
      to History, Department of English, Smith Hall 272, Troy University,
      Troy, AL 36082.
      http://tinyurl.com/2exntk
      Birmingham News 18 March 2007

      **1941 March 18- Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama. He will
      become Rhythm & Blues singer and will begin his career as the lead tenor
      with The Falcons ("I Found a Love" - 1962). He will become a solo
      artist and release the hits, "Funky Broadway," "In the Midnight Hour,"
      "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," "It's Too Late," and "Don't
      Knock My Love." He will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
      in 1991. He will join the ancestors on January 19, 2006.

      1919 March 17- Nathaniel Adams Coles is born in Montgomery, Alabama.
      Better known as Nat "King" Cole, he will start his musical career in a
      band with his brother Eddie and in a production of "Shuffle Along."
      Leader of the King Cole Trio, he will achieve international acclaim as a
      jazz pianist before becoming an even more popular balladeer known for
      such songs as "Mona Lisa," "The Christmas Song" and "Unforgettable."
      Cole will also have the distinction of being the first African American
      to host a network television variety show (1956-1957), a pioneer in
      breaking down racial barriers in Las Vegas, and a founding member of the
      National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which will honor him
      with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1989.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Historic church [in Prattville] to get new sanctuary
      http://tinyurl.com/35ujal
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 March 2007

      **A century later, heroes are honored
      3 slain law officers to be paid national homage
      http://tinyurl.com/yvqaaa
      Birmingham News 17 March 2007

      **Clotilda author delivers story
      "Sylviane Diouf said her new book, "Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The
      Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to
      America," is the first about the slave trade "to document the story from
      all angles" -- the ship captain, the slaveowners and the Africans
      themselves."
      http://tinyurl.com/2hq65w
      Mobile Press-Register 17 March 2007

      **Gaineswood to undergo restoration
      http://tinyurl.com/34n7ro
      Tuscaloosa News 17 March 2007

      **b. 03-17-1930 - Grover C. Mitchell - Whatley, AL - d. 8-6-2003
      trombonist: "Count Basie and His Orchestra"; "Bring Back the Bands"
      [radio shows]

      **b. 03-17-1919 - Nat "King" Cole - Montgomery, AL - d. 2-15-1965
      singer: "King Cole Trio Time" [radio show]

      **Pepsi bottler [in Gadsden] caps decades in business
      http://tinyurl.com/2p5ggo
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 March 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      March 19: http://tinyurl.com/2hsfdd
      March 18: http://tinyurl.com/2g6px7
      March 17: http://tinyurl.com/2ak3ps
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Officials seek more Trail of Tears sites [in NW Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/366uoj
      Florence Times-Daily 16 March 2007

      **Collector could keep Hank's notebook
      Theft case [of Williams songs notebook] brought by Sony thrown out
      http://tinyurl.com/2wq5bc
      Dickson [TN] Herald 16 March 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **Fairhope fest 'just plain fun'
      http://tinyurl.com/2c5ksl
      Mobile Press-Register 19 March 2007

      **Hoover native cheers Wildcats in TV show [on WE network]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gkebp
      Birmingham News 19 March 2007

      **Reviving the bee [in Alberta]
      Quilters given $100,000 to repair famous craft building
      http://tinyurl.com/2lesda
      Tuscaloosa News 19 March 2007

      **High-tech venue [in Pell City] lures big talent
      http://tinyurl.com/2oqlb4
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 March 2007

      **First look at [Homer] Hickam's latest [novel]
      It's not out until June, but fans of Homer Hickam can look forward to a
      new novel in his Capt. Josh Thurlow series. The Huntsville resident's
      new book is called "The Far Reaches," and it continues Thurlow's
      adventures in the South Pacific during World War II. It's the third book
      in a series that also includes "The Ambassador's Son" and "The Keeper's
      Son." Hickam's "Rocket Boys" was turned into the movie "October Sky."
      http://tinyurl.com/2exntk
      Birmingham News 18 March 2007

      **Huntsville's own classical singing prodigy [Susanna Phillips]
      returning to city in lead role of 'Lucia di Lammermoor'
      http://tinyurl.com/27q3jv
      Huntsville Times 18 March 2007

      **Former resident [Chris Tompkins] nominated for song of the year
      http://tinyurl.com/2mhlec
      Florence Times-Daily 18 March 2007

      **The itty bitty Magic City scavenger hunt
      http://tinyurl.com/yqruzz
      Birmingham News 18 March 2007

      **Decatur artist's [Matt Welch] paintings feature serene scenery
      http://tinyurl.com/3ccgb2
      Tuscaloosa News 17 March 2007

      **Fairhope arts festival opens to big crowds
      http://tinyurl.com/23skr8
      Mobile Press-Register 17 March 2007

      **Country Music's Charlie Louvin Rises Again
      http://tinyurl.com/34uay8
      "Fresh Air" National Public Radio 16 March 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Wildlife artist Larry Chandler dead at 55
      http://tinyurl.com/35quvp
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 March 2007

      **Well-known former Marshall sheriff dies
      [Mac] Holcomb made headlines with chain gangs, striped uniforms
      http://tinyurl.com/3dvffb
      Gadsden Times 18 March 2007

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

      **"Marshall Perspective on the Early Space Race"
      http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
      "News and Notes" NASA History Office February 2007




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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
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      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

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      University of Alabama at Birmingham
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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

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