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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11, 25-27 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 27, 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.
      Some items are listed without links because I could not find online
      versions.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY

      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      **Alabama County Historical and Genealogical Societies and Records
      Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.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
      ================

      **Magic City Art Connection:
      24th annual art festival in Linn Park (20th street and 8th Ave N)
      This Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 6pm:
      215 ARTISTS
      CORKS & CHEFS: FOOD & WINE TASTING EVENT
      World class cuisine from renowned chefs of 16 Birmingham restaurants,
      100 wines, wine seminars
      IMAGINATION FESTIVAL
      Featuring 30 interactive art workshops for KIDS
      ... performers, parade, asphalt café and much more, check out their
      website: http://www.magiccityart.com/

      **Antiques Roadshow/Alabama Public Television
      Mobile, Alabama
      Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 3:00PM - 6:00PM
      Alabama Public Television reprises ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's three episodes
      from Mobile, Alabama. If you missed it the first time, take this
      opportunity to see a lap desk given to Martha Washington's granddaughter
      by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch that once belonged to Satchel
      Paige; and a George Ohr vase brought to the show by Ohr's
      great-grandchild.


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      **HISTORY
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      **Civil rights singer will be honored for work
      [Cleopatra Kennedy, a Birmingham native]
      http://tinyurl.com/2feb5t
      Birmingham News 27 April 2007

      **Workers' memorial ceremony planned
      http://tinyurl.com/28qkb9
      Tuscaloosa News 27 April 2007

      **[Tuscaloosa Co.] Civic Hall of Fame inducts 6
      Group includes civil rights leader the Rev. Elijah James
      http://tinyurl.com/2huhy9
      Tuscaloosa News 27 April 2007

      **Marker recognizes Confederate soldiers [Oakwood Cemetery]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ac9uc
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 April 2007

      **1903 April 27- The U.S. Supreme Court upholds clauses in the Alabama
      state constitution which disfranchises African Americans.

      1927 April 27- Coretta Scott is born in Marion, Alabama. She will marry
      Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1953 and be an integral part of his civil
      rights activities. After his assassination in 1968, she will continue
      her civil rights activities, founding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
      for Nonviolent Change in Atlanta, Georgia. She will join the ancestors
      on January 31, 2006 after succumbing to complications of a stroke and
      heart attack.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Burned tavern ["The Grove" in Athens] was 132 years old
      http://tinyurl.com/2zzlyg
      Decatur Daily 26 April 2007

      **Chris' Hot Dogs marks 90th anniversary Tuesday
      http://tinyurl.com/3xbl9w
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 April 2007

      **1887 April 26: Huntsville [Ala.] Electric Company established to sell
      electricity.
      [Huntsville Utilities history:
      http://www.hsvutil.org/about/history.shtml ]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Alamanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 27: http://tinyurl.com/ythlkk
      April 26: http://tinyurl.com/2bmlh3
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Resolutions on Alabama's Role in Slavery
      http://tinyurl.com/28lbke
      Birmingham News 11 April 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **Sculpture [on Huntingdon campus] a tribute to book lover
      http://tinyurl.com/2yf2db
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 April 2007

      **Signature style
      Hand engraver [in Homewood] customizes the ordinary, the extraordinary
      and everything in between
      http://tinyurl.com/2n7le9
      Birmingham News 26 April 2007

      **Highway emerges as specialty food corridor
      Unusual shops, restaurants nestle in among roadside strip malls
      Birmingham News 25 April 2007, pp1SC, 4SC


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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


      **New Books with Alabama Connections

      1. A new pictorial history of Birmingham hot off the press is J.D.
      Weeks' _Birmingham: Then & Now_ [Amazon entry at
      http://tinyurl.com/yu3qd3 ]. Historian J.D. Weeks has assembled a
      wonderful photographic collection of important landmarks and paired
      them with pictures of the buildings that now occupy those locations. Of
      course, there is a description of each - then & now. It's an unusual
      and fun way to look at our history. Mr. Weeks earlier books are
      _Birmingham Postcard History_ and _Panama City Postcard History_.

      2.Take a new look at an old book of healing
      It doesn't look like much of a book. A slim 94 pages, just over five
      inches high and less than three inches across, it snuggles easily into
      the palm of your hand. Yet it's filled with the mysteries of 17th
      century medicine - and has a few other mysteries wrapped around it as
      well. The tiny, leather-bound book in the Reynolds Historical Library at
      UAB is one of only five surviving copies of The English Physician,
      published in 1708 in Boston, the first medical book published in the
      British North American colonies. The book is attributed to Nicholas
      Culpeper, an English herbalist, and has now been reprinted. The new
      edition is edited by Michael Flannery, associate director of Historical
      Collections at UAB.
      More at http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=107464
      UAB eReporter 24 April 2007





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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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