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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 10-14 May & 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 , May 14, 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.
      Some items are listed without links because I could not find online

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



      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      **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.



      **The Alabama Department of Archives and History's lecture series:
      ArchiTreats: Food for Thought, continues on the third Thursday of each
      month in the Milo B. Howard, Jr. auditorium. Beginning at 12:05 PM, the
      public is invited to bring a sack lunch and to 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. Please call (334) 353-4712 for more

      June 14, 2007 -- "The Experience of Creek Indian Removal"
      Christopher Haveman

      July 19, 2007 --"Fishing For Gold: the Story of Alabama's Catfish
      Karni R. Perez

      August 16, 2007 -- "Fallen Prince: William James Edwards, Black
      Education and the Quest for Afro American Nationality"
      Donald P. Stone

      September 20, 2007 -- "Was There a Religious History of the American
      Civil War?"
      George C. Rable

      October 18, 2007 --"You Can't Get There From Here: Alabama Maps and
      Nancy M. Rohr

      November 15, 2007 -- "Hogs in Alabama Culture"
      S. Jonathan Bass

      December 20, 2007 --"Discoveries in Alabama Quilts"
      Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff


      **[100-year-old] Bridge on the Move
      Gadsden Times 14 May 2007

      **Town didn't mark the spot where Wallace shot
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 May 2007

      **Experts: [1965] Civil rights slaying case crucial to U.S. history
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 May 2007

      **Archaeologists to study antebellum UA dorm site
      Tuscaloosa News 14 May 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      May 14: http://tinyurl.com/39y393
      May 13: http://tinyurl.com/2v8lr3
      May 12: http://tinyurl.com/32f8gg
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1867 May 14- A riot occurs in Mobile, Alabama, after an African
      American mass meeting. One African American and one white are killed.

      1961 May 14- A bus, with the first group of Freedom Riders, is bombed
      and burned by segregationists outside Anniston, Alabama. The group is
      attacked in Anniston and Birmingham.

      1914 May 13- Joseph Louis Barrow is born in Lexington, Alabama. He will
      be better known as Joe Louis. "The Brown Bomber" will hold the
      heavyweight crown from his 1937 title match with James J. Braddock until
      his first retirement in 1949. In his 71 professional fights, he will
      amass a record of 68 victories, 54 by knockouts.

      1916 May 12- Albert L. Murray is born in Nokomis, Alabama. He will
      become an author of several works of nonfiction, among them the
      influential collection of essays, "The Omni Americans: New Perspectives
      on Black Experience and American Culture." His other works will include
      "South to a Very Old Place," "The Hero and The Blues," "Train Whistle
      Guitar," "The Spyglass Tree," "Stomping The Blues," "Good Morning
      Blues," and "The Blue Devils of Nada."
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **'Mobile's living room' reopens [Battle House Hotel]
      [Original built in 1852; current building, now renovated, in 1909]
      Mobile Press-Register 13 May 2007

      **RSA Tower lights up at Battle House [Hotel] reopening [in Mobile]
      Tuscaloosa News 12 May 2007

      **Bit of Valley Forge history buried behind UAH hall
      Huntsville Times 12 May 2007

      **Gaineswood celebrates preservation month
      Demopolis Times 12 May 2007

      **Historical marker dedicated at Fruitdale Union Chapel
      South Alabamian 10 May 2007


      **Pulitzer Prize winner [Cynthia Tucker] reflects on growing up black in
      the South on visit to her hometown of Monroeville
      Mobile Press-Register 13 May 2007

      **The joy of hitting somebody: Women take field for football
      Birmingham News 13 May 2007

      **Jackson's second out in paperback
      "Between, Georgia," by former Birmingham resident Joshilyn Jackson, is
      now out in paperback. People magazine called the book about a woman torn
      between two families one of the "summer's hottest reads," and Booksense,
      the publication of independent book sellers, made it a No. 1 pick. The
      paperback version includes an excerpt of Jackson's upcoming "The Girl
      Who Stopped Swimming," plus a Reading Group Guide to "Between, Georgia."
      Jackson also wrote "Gods in Alabama."
      Birmingham News 13 May 2007

      **Local publisher celebrates 25th
      Menasha Ridge Press is 25 years old, and the Birmingham publishing
      company is celebrating. On Saturday, representatives of Menasha Ridge,
      known for its outdoor and travel guides, joined Boy Scouts in the area
      to plant trees at Camp Jack Wright, near Tannehill Ironworks Historical
      State Park. Over the years, Menasha Ridge has won a number of awards,
      including the Ben Franklin Award, the Lowell Thomas Gold Award, the
      National Outdoor Book Award and the American Library Association Best
      Travel Series Award. Menasha Ridge Press is on First Avenue South in
      downtown Birmingham. For more information, go to

      **Largemouth monster
      75 years later, George Perry's world record still stands
      "... Monte Burke, a Birmingham native and author of "Sowbelly: The
      Obsessive Quest for the World Record Largemouth Bass."
      Birmingham News 13 May 2007


      **Longtime barber Billy Beard famous for his flattops [died April 20]
      Ran shop for more than 50 years; 'he was good listener'
      Huntsville Times 13 May 2007

      **J.H. Berry's Roy Bragg dies at 77
      Real estate executive focused on community
      Birmingham News 12 May 2007 p 3C


      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Henderson, George Wylie.
      Title: Harlem calling : the collected stories of George Wylie Henderson,
      an Alabama writer of the Harlem Renaissance / edited and with an
      introduction by David G. Nicholls. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan
      Press, c2006.

      Moore, Andrew S., 1968-
      Title: The South's tolerable alien : Roman Catholics in Alabama and
      Georgia, 1945-1970. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press,

      Smith, Anita.
      Title: The Village and its neighbors : a history of the Village at Cook
      Springs and its surroundings. Birmingham, Ala. : Noland Health Services,
      Inc., 2007.


      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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