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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28-30 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 30, 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 & Genealogical Societies & 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



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

      **Literary festival, conference to be May 3-5 in Monroeville
      [Alabama Writers Symposium]
      http://tinyurl.com/26j5wc
      Mobile Press-Register 30 April 2007

      **"To Kill a Mockingbird." Monroeville. A two-act play adaptation of the
      novel by Christopher Sergel is presented at Monroeville's Old
      Courthouse. Admission. May 3, 5, 6, 11-13 & 17-19.

      **Storytelling Festival. Pisgah (Gorham's Bluff). Youth teller
      celebration, Stories `Round the Table dinner and performance, teller
      sessions and workshops, and "The Tale End" concert. Admission. May 3-6.

      **Heritage Week 2007 May 3 - 6
      Celebrating Tuscaloosa's Architectural History
      http://www.historictuscaloosa.org/events.html

      **Heritage Weekend. Blountsville (Historical Park). Civil War
      reenactment, touring of the Historical Park, entertainment. Admission. 9
      a.m.-4 p.m. May 4-6.

      **May 6, British West Florida and the Ellicott Line
      Robin Fabel will discuss Henry County's neighbors to the south, British
      West Florida in the late 18th century. Land surveyor Greg Spies will
      talk about the recent resurvey of the Ellicott Line that established the
      border between the United States and Spanish/British Florida after 1796.
      Henry County Historical Society
      Headland City Hall Council Chambers at 9 Park St. 2:30-4 p.m. and open
      to the public.

      **Blessing of the Fleet. Bayou La Batre (St. Margaret's Catholic Church
      grounds). Celebration and prayer for a bountiful harvest with land
      parade, decorated boat parade. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6.

      **Old Timers Festival. Scottsboro. Quilting, corn grinding,
      blacksmithing, broom making, whittling, shingle making, Native American
      demonstrations, period musical entertainment. 10 a.m. May 8.

      **May 20, The Creek Nation
      Kathryn Braund and Steven Hahn will lecture about Henry County's
      neighbor to the north, the Creek Nation. Braund examines Creek Concepts
      of property and borders. Hahn discusses how the Creeks resisted the
      imperial ambitions of England, Spain and France.
      Henry County Historical Society
      Headland City Hall Council Chambers at 9 Park St. 2:30-4 p.m. and open
      to the public.

      **Author of Rice bio will visit Birmingham
      Newsweek senior editor Marcus Mabry, whose "Twice as Good: Condoleezza
      Rice and Her Path to Power" comes out Tuesday, will be in Birmingham on
      May 21. "Twice as Good," written with Rice's cooperation, is the first
      book about the Birmingham native since she became secretary of state. In
      the book, Rice talks about her Birmingham childhood, raised by a
      Presbyterian minister and school teacher during the civil rights
      movement. Mabry interviewed Rice, as well as friends, family and
      neighbors from Birmingham, for "Twice as Good." He'll appear at
      Books-A-Million/Colonial Brookwood Village on May 21 at 7 p.m.
      Birmingham News Sunday, April 29, 2007

      **Choctaw County Heritage Festival. Gilbertown. Historical driving tour,
      museum tours, heritage exhibits, songwriters showcase, Colgate Country
      Showdown, author's symposium and book signing, antique car show. May
      30-June 3.

      **June 3, The Chattahoochee River
      Lynn Willoughby will discuss the role the river played as a border
      between the 18th century Imperial rivals England, France and Spain. John
      Lupold and Thomas French will talk about the life and work of Horace
      King, the bridge builder who spanned the Chattahoochee in the late 19th
      century.
      Henry County Historical Society
      Headland City Hall Council Chambers at 9 Park St. 2:30-4 p.m. and open
      to the public.

      **Alabama Writers' Conclave workshops
      July 20-22, 2007 at Auburn University
      http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com



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

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 30: http://tinyurl.com/23jn8l
      April 29: http://tinyurl.com/28aklf
      April 28: http://tinyurl.com/ytuvzv
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Preserving windows at St. Ann's
      Century-old memorial stained glass wasn't part of sale of church
      http://tinyurl.com/ywat7t
      Decatur Daily 29 April 2007

      **Hundreds honor Confederate veterans at museum opening
      [Confederate Memorial Park in Chilton County]
      http://tinyurl.com/3d88eu
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 April 2007

      **Memories of the South can comfort, confuse
      http://tinyurl.com/3bm9al
      Tuscaloosa News 29 April 2007

      **T.Y. Rogers remembered for civil rights works
      http://tinyurl.com/32zckl
      Tuscaloosa News 29 April 2007

      **Workers memorial statue, park unveiled
      http://tinyurl.com/2ngrcs
      Tuscaloosa News 29 April 2007

      **[Tuskegee] Airmen museum planned in Detroit
      http://tinyurl.com/2ff9y2
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 April 2007


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

      **UAB student filmmakers zoom in on social justice, community fabric in
      class
      http://tinyurl.com/2y79h8
      Birmingham News 30 April 2007

      **Artist [Joseph Giri] decorates blank wall with mural celebrating jazz
      musicians
      http://tinyurl.com/28ntrj
      Gadsden Times 30 April 2007

      **19-year-old [Alexis Rhae Hester] uses her strong faith to guide her
      writing
      http://tinyurl.com/38ppd2
      Florence Times-Daily 30 April 2007

      **Always faithful [Jeff Key]
      Parish native true to himself, his family and his country with his
      documentary
      http://tinyurl.com/292n44
      Birmingham News 29 April 2007

      **Literate drunks make for great read in 'Magazine'
      [Novel _Off Magazine Street_ by Ronald E. Capps; filmed as _A Love Song
      for Bobby Long_]
      http://tinyurl.com/38hb23
      Tuscaloosa News 29 April 2007


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

      **Prominent Mobile dentist John Mosteller dies at 84
      http://tinyurl.com/ywkdax
      Mobile Press-Register 30 April 2007

      **William Louis Burks Jr., a retired businessman, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/27bngh
      Mobile Press-Register 29 April 2007

      **Marshall chairman [Billy] Cannon dies at 60
      Officials praise financial skills as commissioner
      http://tinyurl.com/25v6u2
      Huntsville Times 29 April 2007

      **Memorial service Tuesday for Marshall Co. chairman [Billy Cannon]
      http://tinyurl.com/2x2o6a
      Florence Times-Daily 29 April 2007

      **Cardinals reliever [& AU player] Josh Hancock killed in SUV crash
      http://tinyurl.com/yrxunr
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 April 2007

      **[Herbert] Noletto, former customs official, dance studio owner, dies
      at age 81
      http://tinyurl.com/2drwld
      Mobile Press-Register 28 April 2007


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

      **[no entries this issue]



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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

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