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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-6 April & 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 , Apr 6, 2007
      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. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.



      **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
      Montgomery, AL
      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
      African-American Culture

      **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
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[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.
      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]

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