Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-6 April & Bonus Material
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**THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
**activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
**activeculture.info History Events
**activeculture.info Literature Events
AND NOW THE NEWS...
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"Bonus Material" section.
COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL
**Apr 8-9: Third Annual Montevallo Literary Festival is a unique
opportunity for participants to interact with some of the top writers in
the country. Participants attend workshops in poetry or prose, working
closely on their own writing with some of the country's most
distinguished poets, fiction writers, and writers of non-fiction.
Readings, scheduled throughout both days, are free and open to the
public. This year we're proud to welcome Patricia Foster, Phyllis
Alesia Perry, Rodney Jones, Jeff Thompson, Scott Bailey, Lynne Butler,
Jim Mersmann, Daryl Brown, Michael Martone, Joe Taylor, Kathleen Domino,
Randall Williams, Virginia Howard, and John Cottle. The Festival is
generously supported by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Friends of
the Montevallo Literary Festival, and the University of Montevallo
English Program. For more information, go to:
**Recording and Preserving Oral History
An oral history "Road Scholar" Presentation
April 12, 2007 4:00 p.m.
National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American
Alabama State University
1345 Carter Hill Road
For information call: 334-229-4876 or 334-229-4824
Presentation by: Maurice Gandy, Bishop State Community College
Sponsored by: Alabama Humanities Foundation in association with the
Patrons of the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and
**Apr 14: Alabama Bound! is presented annually by the Birmingham Public
Library. The 9th Alabama Bound! will be April 14th from 10:00 - 3:00.
Featured speakers are Mark Childress and Angela Johnson, plus 17 other
authors. Also present will be Alabama publishers and local chapters of
writing groups. Hear the authors speak about their latest books,
purchase copies and have them signed, speak to the authors and enjoy the
day. This event is free and open to all. For more information, go to:
**Apr 20: Huntsville Madison County Public Library hosts Mary Badham on
Friday, April 20, 8-10 pm at the Main Library as part of its Big Read
Series: To Kill a Mockingbird. Preliminary Information about Big Read
programming is available at www.hpl.lib.al.us/thebigread
**Apr 21: Alabama Literary Festival. Montgomery. Sponsored by the
Alabama Center for the Book. http://www.alabamabookcenter.org/
**Plans for Lyric [Theatre] revamp drafted
Birmingham News 6 April 2007
**St. James High School crew works graveyard shift [at Reamont Cemetery]
Montgomery Advertiser 6 April 2007
**Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
April 6: http://tinyurl.com/yuq9ms
April 5: http://tinyurl.com/3bmmus
**[Alabama] Constitution outdated or misunderstood?
Atmore Advance 4 April 2007
**1887 April 4: Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller.
FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...
**1931 April 6- The first trial of the Scottsboro Boys begins in
Scottsboro, Alabama. This trial of nine African American youths accused
of raping two white women on a freight train become a cause celebre.
1856 April 4- Booker Taliaferro Washington is born a slave near Hale's
Ford, Virginia. He will become a world renowned educator, founder of
Tuskegee Institute. He will become one of the most famous African
American educators and leaders of the 19th century. His message of
acquiring practical skills and emphasizing self-help over political
rights will be 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, will become a best-seller
and further enhances his public image as a self-made man. As popular as
he will be in some circles, Washington will be aggressively opposed by
critics such as W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter. He will join
the ancestors on November 14, 1915. He will become the first African
American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.
1956 April 4- Booker T. Washington becomes the only African American
honored twice on a U.S. postage stamp. To commemorate the centennial of
his birth, the U.S. Postal Service issues a stamp depicting the cabin
where he was born.
FROM: Today in Black History
**After 53 years, letter with 3-cent stamp gets delivered
[reprint from Florence Times-Daily 3 April: http://tinyurl.com/2clnwq ]
Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2007
**Hometown girl makes good in Hollywood
[Andrea Frankle, who grew up in Montgomery]
Montgomery Advertiser 6 April 2007
**[Jerry] Brown went from pigs to [journalism] prizes
Montgomery Advertiser 5 April 2007
**[no entries this issue]
**Joe Louis, 66, Heavyweight King Who Reigned 12 Years, Is Dead
New York Times 13 April 1981
A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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