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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-11 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.
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      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.
      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      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

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

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

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      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://www.topix.net/
      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
      ================

      **Eighth annual Camp Aliceville Reunion set [April 12]
      "The eighth annual Camp Aliceville Reunion will bring together former
      prisoners of war and Army guards who spent time at the Aliceville
      prisoner of war camp during World War II."
      http://tinyurl.com/3bwzz2
      Tuscaloosa News 11 April 2007

      **'Rock House' family presents Art in Art family exhibition [April 14 &
      15]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qkuw6
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2007

      **The Montgomery Genealogical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday
      [April 15] at the Figh-Pickett-Barnes House, 512 S. Court St. in
      Montgomery. Visitors will be welcome.

      **The Alabama Department of Archives and History's lecture series,
      ArchiTreats: Food for Thought, continues on the third Thursday of each
      month, beginning at noon. The public is invited to bring a sack lunch
      and participate in these hour-long sessions on various aspects of
      Alabama history. Sponsored by the Friends of the Alabama Archives, the
      lectures and refreshments are provided free to the public. The next
      lecture will be held April 19 in the Alabama Power Auditorium at the
      Archives. Joyce Cauthen will speak on "Alabama Traditions: An Overview
      of Alabama Folk Culture."
      Cauthen is executive director of the Alabama Folk-life Association, a
      statewide organization that sponsors research, promotion and
      preservation of Alabama folk culture. She is the author of "With Fiddle
      and Well-Rosined Bow: Old-Time Fiddling in Alabama." Coffee and tea will
      be provided by the Friends of the Alabama Archives. For information,
      call 334-353-4712.

      **BFA seniors exhibit at [UAB] Visual Arts Gallery [through May 4]
      http://tinyurl.com/yp4q2q
      UAB eReporter 10 April 2007


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

      **'Living history table' a chance to tell story [Madison]
      All with connection to city's past are invited to event
      http://tinyurl.com/2j2q2y
      Huntsville Times 11 April 2007

      **Seven inducted to Prichard Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/33nhfn
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2007

      **Local man's book looks at Birmingham's history [J.D. Weeks' third
      book]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qxlle
      Birmingham News 11 April 2007

      **The Black History of Dr. Percy L. Julian [Alabama native]
      http://tinyurl.com/ytx33g
      Frost Illustrated 11 April 2007

      **1956 April 11- Singer Nat "King" Cole is attacked on the stage of a
      Birmingham theater by white supremacists.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Fire damages former Ingalls Iron Works site
      [two buildings dated from early 1900s and 1950s]
      http://tinyurl.com/3yjazy
      Birmingham News 10 April 2007

      **Promote Alabama's Civil War history [letter]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ht8cg
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 11: http://tinyurl.com/3b3tjj
      April 10: http://tinyurl.com/2c7ws3
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Birmingham subject of new book
      [_Birmingham Then and Now_ by J.D. Weeks]
      Birmingham News 8 April 2007, p8F

      **All the News that's fit to lose
      The uncertain fate of The Birmingham News' historic home
      http://tinyurl.com/ysj3fz
      Birmingham Weekly V10N34 5-12 April 2007


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

      **Savor food the way it's done at Mama Nems
      Marengo County eatery does down-home Southern favorites in a
      non-traditional style [part of the Rural Heritage Center in Thomaston,
      which also includes a folk art gallery]
      http://tinyurl.com/2pns6x
      Birmingham News 11 April 2007

      **Fannie's our favorite [Fannie Flagg]
      Actress, author floored to be chosen state's top pop-culture icon
      http://tinyurl.com/2gyr8u
      Birmingham News 10 April 2007

      **She was born for the spotlight [Fannie Flagg]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zjnz4
      Birmingham News 10 April 2007

      **AU's [Jay Sanders] film festival to premiere student videos
      http://tinyurl.com/2ow7jx
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2007

      **19?? April 10: Claudette Nevins (in Birmingham, AL)
      [IMDB filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002554/ ]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **In a dream-like way, novel essentially about war
      [Review of _Lost City Radio_ by Daniel Alarcon, who grew up in Alabama]
      Birmingham News 8 April 2007, p8F



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

      **Residents mourn local icon's death
      "Jeanne E. Shaffer, former chair of Huntingdon's department of
      performing arts..."
      http://tinyurl.com/ypnsat
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2007

      **Local dealership founder Ray Miller dies at 85
      http://tinyurl.com/2cmfhg
      Florence Times-Daily 10 April 2007


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

      **_Cycle to Nowhere_ by Paul Good
      U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearings in Montgomery, 1968
      http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/usccr/documents/cr11014.pdf



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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@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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