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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28 May-1 June & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2007
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28-29 May & Bonus Material

      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
      ================

      *
      *Sylvan Springs celebrates its 50th anniversary [June 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rczof
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007


      **Art lovers get chance to see Gee's Bend quilters in action [June 2 &3]
      http://tinyurl.com/yukm9g
      Birmingham News 30 May 2007

      **Let's hear it for 103-year-old Vulcan [June 3]
      Celebrate Sunday with cake plus trimmings
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007 p2E


      **Walking tours put area history underfoot [in June]
      http://tinyurl.com/2no6sf
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007

      **
      Decoding The Past - The Other Nostradamus.
      History Channel Thursday June 7 9-10pm
      He predicted WWII, the deaths of US Presidents, and the turmoil of the
      1960s. He prophesied that Israel would become a state 15 years before
      the event and foretold the Great Depression. Many of his visions
      seemed to pass unfulfilled, but are now proven accurate. His name is
      Edgar Cayce, and to many, he's known as the other Nostradamus.
      Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Cayce was a well-known American figure,
      reputed for his "healing abilities" as well as his prophecies. Cayce's
      predictions are documented in the transcriptions of his readings,
      which he gave until his death in 1945. Join us as we examine his life
      and prophecies. [Early in his life Cayce was an itinerent photographer who
      spent time in 1909-1910 in Anniston, Gadsden, and Montgomery; see
      http://www.westernkyhistory.org/christian/cayce.html ]

      **
      The States - 08 - Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota
      History Channel Saturday June 9 10-11 pm
      Virginia was not only the home of the first permanent British colony;
      it was the birthplace of eight presidents of the United States. "The
      Gravity Grand Prix" has been an annual event in Akron, Ohio, since the
      1930s and today draws 500 young entrants from around the nation. The
      discovery of gold, then lead, copper, zinc and silver, has made Idaho
      one of the richest mineral producing states in the nation. Poor hill
      farmers in Winston County rarely owned slaves and when Alabama seceded
      from the Union in 1861, Winston County tried to secede from Alabama.
      Teddy Roosevelt, America's first conservation president, learned
      valuable lessons about preserving nature while on his North Dakota
      ranch.


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

      *
      *Preservationists open doors for peek at Barton [Academy]
      http://tinyurl.com/yskdx4
      Mobile Press-Register 1 June 2007


      *
      *Riley signs state apology for slavery
      Resolution should help reverse Alabama stereotypes, governor says
      http://tinyurl.com/yrf37d
      Birmingham News 1 June 2007


      **Faith forged in slavery
      Chronicle of Alabama black Baptists focus of new book
      http://tinyurl.com/2e3pe8
      Birmingham News 1 June 2007


      **Moor(e) hunted down father’s killer
      4 years looking for murderer to be part of Moore family history book
      http://tinyurl.com/227beu
      Decatur Daily 1 June 2007


      **This old house [built in 1897]
      More people are looking to restore homes
      http://tinyurl.com/2c6b9q
      Florence Times-Daily 1 June 2007

      *
      *b. 06-27-1880 - Helen Keller - Tuscumbia, AL - d. 6-1-1968 deaf and blind lecturer:
      "Fleischmann's Yeast Hour"; "Meet the Press" [radio shows]


      **1968 June 1: Blind-deaf author-lecturer Helen Keller dies at Westport, Conn.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac
      poorgabriel@... 

      **Mobile dedicates historic markers [on the African-American Heritage Trail]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dapno
      Pensacola News Journal 31 May 2007

      **Banks jet [atop the school] to be mighty once more
      http://tinyurl.com/ypkrfa
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007

      **Atmosphere counts [at 12th Annual Rickwood Classic]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zqamk
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007

      **Rickwood ghosts keep spirit of bygone era alive
      http://tinyurl.com/25c5vb
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007

      **Ex-trooper arraignment set in 1965 slaying
      http://tinyurl.com/2pb32n
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007


      **Group [Ala. Historical Comm.]: 2 historic Jeffco sites in 'peril'
      http://tinyurl.com/2oabor
      Birmingham News 31 May 2007


      **History buffs want Civil War tours [for Montgomery]
      http://tinyurl.com/2suhg5
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 May 2007


      **May 31: Joe Namath turns 64.

      **A better view of the game [1964 Birmingham Barons]
      http://tinyurl.com/2dsr6m
      Birmingham News 30 May 2007

      **2 Hoover teachers in [JSU] Teacher Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/2zbhpp
      Birmingham News 30 May 2007

      **Digging up UA's past
      Dig examines area of torched Civil War-era dorms
      http://tinyurl.com/24y3db
      Tuscaloosa News 30 May 2007

      **1965 May 30- Vivian Malone becomes the first African American to graduate
              from the University of Alabama, a college that had been one
              of the last bastions of racial segregation in the South.

      1971 May 30- Willie Mays scores his 1,950th run.

      1993 May 30- Herman "Sonny" Blount joins the ancestors in Birmingham,
              Alabama at the age of 79. He had been a prominent jazz
              bandleader, arranger and pianist. He was better known as
              "Sun Ra," and was the founder of Saturn Records. Three
              documentaries produced about Sun Ra were "The Cry of Jazz"
              (1959), "Space is the Place" (1971) and "Sun Ra: A Joyful
              Noise" (1980). [More info:
      http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~moudry/ ]
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Birmingham family finally receives medals for [WWII] veteran [George M. Thornton]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rypya
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 May 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      June 1: http://tinyurl.com/yt4nnz
      May 31: http://tinyurl.com/324zgn
      May 30:
      http://tinyurl.com/2ftcpf 
      May 29:
      http://tinyurl.com/28hwu9
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Moonshine History Runs Deep in Florida
      [exported north into Alabama and Georgia]
      http://tinyurl.com/2lgxtu
      Lakeland [FL] Ledger 28 May 2007

      **Living American History: the Tuskegee Airmen
      http://tinyurl.com/2vwh3d
      WTOP Radio [Washington, D.C.] 28 May 2007


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

      **Decatur man's new CD mixes gospel, R&B
      Kenn Orr makes own way with 'I'll B Tha One'
      http://tinyurl.com/29tqhf
      Huntsville Times 1 June 2007


      **Shelby Arts Council born as group changes its name
      http://tinyurl.com/ys5h96
      Birmingham News 30 May 2007

      *
      *`Bridge was what people did before there was television.'
      [Profile of John and LInda Randall, Shelby Co. residents; John Randall is author of three novels]
      http://tinyurl.com/2g95yy
      Birmingham News 30 May 2007



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

      *
      *Longtime Florence lawyer [Bob Cox] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2bqomd
      Florence Times-Daily 1 June 2007

      **Local singer-guitarist Clark Harris dies at 60
      http://tinyurl.com/27j2pb
      Mobile Press-Register 29 May 2007

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

      **Preservation Report [news from the AHC, published 6 times per year]
      Alabama Historical Commission
      http://tinyurl.com/3xoyu8


      **Shelby Arts Council
      http://www.shelbycountyartscouncil.com  

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Lofaro, Michael A., ed. _Agee Agonistes: Essays on the Life, Legend and Works of James Agee.
      University of Tennessee Press, 2007 [Agee was the author of _Let Us Now Praise Famous Men_,
      the classic about Alabama sharecroppers.]



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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@...

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