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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 31 May-8 June & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: 31 May-5 June & 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
      ================

      *
      *‘Miracle Worker’ opens Friday at Ivy Green in Tuscumbia
      http://tinyurl.com/2vaoc3
      Decatur Daily 7 June 2007

      **The Autauga Genealogical Society will meet Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m at St. Marks Episcopal Church in downtown Prattville . Mr. Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, will speak on folk potters and the folk pottery tradition in Alabama from the early historic period to the present. He is the author of a recently published book, "Alabama Folk Pottery", celebrating the people, techniques, and artistry of a traditional craft from the early historic era to the present. Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.Visit the Autauga Genealogical Society web site: www.rootsweb.com/~alags

      **Walking tours look at history [in Athens]
      http://tinyurl.com/376rng
      Huntsville Times 6 June 2007

      **Call for exhibits at Queen City museum to be June 16
      http://tinyurl.com/22d5sx
      Tuscaloosa News 5 June 2007


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

      **Maritime Museum gets $1M gift
      http://tinyurl.com/2br7jg
      Mobile Press-Register 8 June 2007


      *
      *In Clarke County, salt preserves state history
      Indians, Confederates drawn to seeping brine
      http://tinyurl.com/ysqrez
      Birmingham News 8 June 2007


      **[Jefferson Co.] Historical Commission salutes four
      http://tinyurl.com/yp5fzz
      Birmingham News 8 June 2007

      *
      *Shoals attractions getting boost from state appropriations
      [Including many historical and cultural]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ra4cr 
      Florence Times-Daily 8 June 2007

      *
      *b. 07-07-1906 - Leroy 'Satchel' Paige - Mobile, AL - d. 6-8-1982 baseball hall of famer:
      "Destination Freedom" [radio show]


      **[Marion] Military Institute honors Davis, Hobson
      [Posthumous induction into Alabama Military Hall of Honor]
      http://tinyurl.com/2s9rsk
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 June 2007


      **Tourist hot spots [many historical and cultural] to get funds
      State to give nearly $3.6 million
      http://tinyurl.com/36d3dc
      Tuscaloosa News 7 June 2007

      *
      *Gurley's Collier Cemetery added to [state's] historic register
      http://tinyurl.com/3b2t5w
      Huntsville Times 7 June 2007

      *
      *State bar will induct four into Lawyers Hall of Fame Friday
      Inductees span most of state history
      http://tinyurl.com/2v6kvo
      Birmingham News 7 June 2007


      **Fire guts historic block in downtown Talladega
      http://tinyurl.com/2wqw7f
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 June 2007


      **Historical articles recount Railroad Bill saga
      http://tinyurl.com/37r5qe
      Brewton Standard 6 June 2007


      **Author of book about 1974 tornadoes [in Limestone Co.] to be in Athens
      http://tinyurl.com/3chr2l
      Decatur Daily 6 June 2007

      **The football family
      Preston and Johnny Newman both played at Jacksonville State
      http://tinyurl.com/3cf7gt
      Decatur Daily 6 June 2007

      **
      1943 June 8- Willie Davenport is born in Troy, Alabama. He will become a
      star in track and field events, whose career will span five
      Olympic Games from 1964 to 1980, during which he won a
      gold and bronze medal. He will be one of only eight U.S.
      Olympic athletes to have competed in both the summer and
      winter games. Davenport will win the gold medal in the 110-
      meter hurdles in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, and the
      bronze in the same event in Montreal, Quebec in 1976. After
      four Olympic appearances in the hurdles, Davenport will
      compete as the first African American member of the U.S.
      four-man bobsled team in 1980. Davenport will coach the
      1993 and 1994 U.S. Army Track Team to victory in the Armed
      Forces Track & Field Championships. He will be the head coach
      of the United States Army Track & Field Team for the 1996 Olympics.

      1958 June 8- Keenen Ivory Wayans is born in New York City. He will become
      a comedian, actor, writer, director, and producer. He will
      become best known for his television show, "In Living
      Color."
      [Wayans attended Tuskegee.]


      1935 June 6- Jesse Owens is elected Captain of the 1936 track team at
              Ohio State University. He is the first African American to
              hold such position on any Ohio State Team.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **DeMeco Ryans named ASWA pro athlete of year
      http://tinyurl.com/3xrgy3
      Fort Wayne [IN] News via Huntsville Times 5 June 2007


      **A list of ASWA pro athletes of the year [1974-2006]
      [Alabama Sports Writers Association]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ohwcr
      Tuscaloosa News 5 June 2007

      **[Mayor Sherman] Guyton: City `on board' for restoring Forrest Cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/2g4kgo
      Gadsden Times 5 June 2007

      **Staying fresh
      Attractions [many historic] sprucing up for summer
      http://tinyurl.com/2hhtzv
      Florence Times-Daily 5 June 2007

      **Street name change proposed to honor E.D. Nixon
      http://tinyurl.com/2heeap
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 June 2007

      **1863 June 5: CSS "Alabama" captures the "Tailsman" in the Mid Atlantic.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      June 8: http://tinyurl.com/ypqtmb 
      June 7: http://tinyurl.com/2wbuof
      June 6:
      http://tinyurl.com/378lte
      June 5: http://tinyurl.com/27t57w
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Learning to believe
      {Buck Johnson, Alabama Sports HoF]
      http://tinyurl.com/23wjz8
      Birmingham News 4 June 2007

      *
      *Saving Our Shipwrecks
      New technologies are aiding the search for one Civil War submarine,
      and the conservation of another [CSS Hunley, built in Mobile]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bp353
      Smithsonian Magazine June 2007

      **The Healing Powers of Water
      [Cook Springs Hotel mineral waters resort, St. Clair County]
      Senior Living 13(6): 14-15, June 2007

      **[Clarke] Stallworth Stories: The [G. Wallace] Speech that Almost Was
      Senior Living 13(6): 4-5, June 2007

      **Vulcan Becomes Birmingham Visitor Center
      Senior Living 13(6): 5, June 2007


      **Archeologist believes site of Battle of Mauvilla is in Clarke County
      http://tinyurl.com/2cw9wb
      South Alabamian 31 May 2007


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

      **Space is still the place
      Sun Ra's music centers cosmos, festival
      http://tinyurl.com/ytvelz
      MetroTimes [Detroit MI] 6 June 2007


      **Study finds spending on arts, culture brings $125 million annually [in Jefferson Co.]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bjrxm
      Birmingham News 6 June 2007

      **Gee's Bend quilter files suit
      http://tinyurl.com/2p3767
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 June 2007

      *
      *Poetry and Motion
      Soccer player defies stereotypes
      http://tinyurl.com/2hqxcp
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 5 June 2007

      **Gee's Bend quilters claim big rip-off
      http://tinyurl.com/2fho5j
      Mobile Press-Register 5 June 2007

      **Russellville plant to be featured on TV show
      http://tinyurl.com/2395kb
      Florence Times-Daily 5 June 2007

      **Alabamian wins piano contest
      "FORT WORTH, Texas -- An ophthalmologist from Birmingham bested 74 other competitors
      from 23 states and seven nations to win the Van Cliburn Foundation's Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
      Drew Mays, 47, took top honors Sunday for his 30-minute recital of Beethoven's "Waldstein Sonata" and Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz."
      Mays also won the audience award and the best performance of a work from the Romantic Era."
      http://tinyurl.com/27d74h
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 June 2007

      **Hack [new novel by Birmingham author Bill King]
      Senior Living 13(6): 13, June 2007


      **Local doctor is piano champ
      First-rate playing caps amateur win
      http://tinyurl.com/2hj6rb
      Birmingham News 4 June 2007

      **Dead blogs [by Alabamians]
      Cyberspace filling up with online, abandoned diaries
      http://tinyurl.com/2pquhe
      Florence Times-Daily 4 June 2007


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

      *
      *Jim Clark, Sheriff Who Enforced Segregation, Dies at 84
      http://tinyurl.com/2wn6kv
      New York Times 7 June 2007

      **Face of South’s segregationist law dies [Jim Clark]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qg7o7
      Tuscaloosa News 7 June 2007


      *
      *Donald Brabston, accountant, activist, dies
      Helped bring USS Alabama to Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/3b8xee
      Birmingham News 7 June 2007


      **Winston Smith T dies at 74
      [Served for 20 years on Opelika's school board, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/3drvdr
      Opelika-Auburn News 6 June 2007


      **[Rev. David] Kirk, crusader for disenfranchised, dies at 72
      http://tinyurl.com/3x9t72
      Mobile Press-Register 6 June 2007

      **Voting rights-era sheriff dies [James G. Clark, Dallas Co.]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dvxap
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 June 2007


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

      *
      *Helen Keller, 87, Dies
      Blind and Deaf Since Infancy, She Became Symbol of Courage
      http://tinyurl.com/fkhy9
      New York Times 2 June 1968


      *
      *Satchel Paige, Black Pitching Star, Is Dead at 75
      http://tinyurl.com/zt3ln
      New York Times 9 June 1982


      **Rosenbaum House
      Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama
      http://www.wrightinalabama.com/

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