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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8, 12-13 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 13, 2007
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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

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

      **Activities will honor final Civil War battle
      [at Historic Blakeley State Park, Saturday, April 14]
      http://tinyurl.com/2n35yz
      Mobile Press-Register 12 April 2007

      **20 years of sweet celebration [April 14 and 15]
      This year's Baldwin County Strawberry Festival marks two decades in
      Loxley, while town celebrates 50th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2ooseo
      Mobile Press-Register 12 April 2007

      **Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special
      interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, will have their
      next meeting Sunday, April 15th. Details can be found on the BGS Blog:
      http://birminghamgenealogy.wordpress.com/

      **Author's visit part of Library Week [April 16]
      An Alabama author will be at the Calera Public Library on Monday to talk
      about and sign copies of his books. Michael Morris, an Auburn graduate,
      will visit Calera as part of National Library Week. Morris will be at
      the library at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his two novels, "A Place Called
      Wiregrass" and "Slow Way Home." Copies of Morris' 2004 novella "Live
      Like You Were Dying" will also be available. Keysha Drexel -- Birmingham
      News 12 April 2007

      **Sunday, April 22nd tea from 1-3 pm at Clay House Museum [Madison]
      http://www.clay-house.com/ . Author Nancy Rohr, speaking about her book
      Incidents of the War, is the guest speaker. Cost is $15. Call
      256-325-1018 for reservations.

      **The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each
      month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown
      Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!
      Next meeting: Saturday, April 28th at 2 p.m.; Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
      Speaker: Patricia Crim Dietlein
      Program Topic: Central Park & A Bit Beyond - The Men Who Made Steel and
      The American Dream
      Details: www.birminghamgenealogy.org or BPL-Southern History Dept. at
      (205) 226-3665.
      Pat co-authored the book, "Central Park and A Bit Beyond" with Alvin W.
      Hudson, now deceased. The "a bit beyond" of the title is, in fact, quite
      a lot beyond. Although the main focus of the book is the people and
      history of the Birmingham community of Central Park, with emphasis on
      the first 60 years of the 20th Century, the detailed Table of Contents
      reveals sections as varied as Fairfield and the TCI steel industry,
      additional area schools including Charles A. Brown and Green Acres, West
      End and Ensley High Schools, hospitals, cemeteries, downtown shopping,
      restaurants and theaters, drive-in theaters, Lowe's Skating Rink,
      Rickwood and Legion Fields, State Fairgrounds, and Kiddieland. Specific
      to Central Park are chapters covering each church, the school, park,
      community center, creek, and local businesses. Heavily illustrated with
      450 photographs, many from the extensive collection of co-author Alvin
      W. Hudson, the book also contains 13 maps, 10 drawings, and 3 pages with
      old business advertisements. The text was researched over a three-year
      period and put together by co-author Patricia Crim Dietlein. Both Alvin
      and Patricia grew up in Central Park and the book was begun as a rather
      modest labor of love for the community and its people. Almost
      inevitably, the book and its contents "grew like Topsy" - thanks to the
      interest and input from others wanting to help preserve this history,
      and who generously shared facts, memories, and more photographs.
      Pat will also bring a photo display with some rare historic photos of
      the general Birmingham area. Come join us for a nostalgic stroll down
      memory lane.


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

      **'Pioneer in mental health care' started Bayou school [Dorothy
      Pendarvis]
      http://tinyurl.com/yqxw8h
      Mobile Press-Register 13 April 2007

      **Battle [of Selma] reflects Civil War life
      http://tinyurl.com/264sft
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 April 2007

      **Plan to demolish old News building OK'd [built in 1917]
      Paper intends to replace structure with parking lot
      http://tinyurl.com/28e2tt
      Birmingham News 12 April 2007

      **State ponders replacement of bridge over Lakeshore
      "The arched, stone bridge near Samford University was built in 1942."
      http://tinyurl.com/2gasl7
      Birmingham News 12 April 2007

      **City plans month-long centennial celebration [Bay Minette]
      http://tinyurl.com/2wbrnl
      Mobile Press-Register 12 April 2007

      **Alabama Music Hall of Fame to honor acclaimed music publisher [Buddy
      Killen]
      http://tinyurl.com/3cfmyv
      Florence Times-Daily 12 April 2007

      **The [historical] sights of Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/yukgvz
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2007

      **More about the history of the Battle of Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/27p4we
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 13: http://tinyurl.com/2zsoue
      April 12: http://tinyurl.com/2nrwww
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006
      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL


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

      **Professor [Harold Winton] completes new book [on Battle of the Bulge]
      http://tinyurl.com/2fs2ra
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2007

      **Artist [Dawn Manning] seeks home for her diptych
      "Manning says the painting is the latest in a series of more than 50
      (and counting) based on the facades and steeples of many Mobile and
      Southeastern churches."
      http://tinyurl.com/2547u4
      Mobile Press-Register 8 April 2007


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

      **Longtime principal recalled as 'icon' at Grissom
      Sid Ingram hailed for his leadership, vision over 28 years
      http://tinyurl.com/2b8plh
      Huntsville Times 13 April 2007

      **Journalist Emanuel Cockrell dies at 84
      http://tinyurl.com/2jn7gh
      Mobile Press-Register 12 April 2007


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

      **Alabama Writers Conclave
      http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/

      **Battle of Selma
      http://www.battleofselma.com/

      **Birmingham Arts Journal
      http://www.birminghamartsjournal.com/

      **Explore the Shoals: Museums
      http://tinyurl.com/3aqvlp

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Hickam, Homer. _The Far Reaches_. St. Martin's/Dunne, 2007
      [new novel by Alabama author]



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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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