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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-13 August & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13, 2007
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: & Bonus Material

      NOTE:
      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....

      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
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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **Time: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 6:00 PM
      Location: Alabama Booksmith, Homewood
      http://tinyurl.com/3yhq3k 
      New Lights in the Valley: The Emergence of UAB is Dr. Tennant S. McWilliams’s book about UAB’s role in changing the medical, scientific, economic and social landscape in Birmingham and Alabama. Dr. McWilliams is a Professor of History at UAB, and serves as the dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

      **University of West Alabama
      The nationally syndicated radio program, "The Sucarnochee Revue," takes the stage Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. for a live taping in Bibb Graves Auditorium at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. The show introduces radio listeners in Alabama, Mississippi and other parts of the nation and the world to the artistic community of performers from the Black Belt region. "The Sucarnochee Revue" is in its fourth year of production and is sponsored by UWA and Weyerhaeuser Company. The August show will feature gospel group The Decatur Street Boys; folk/blues singer Debbie Davis; The Kudzu String Band, a musical comedy group; R&B artist Frank Rogers; the 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment Band, a Civil War orchestra; contemporary Christian artist Donna Harper; and the Sumter County Community Singers, led by John Brown. Mobile Press-Register 13 August 2007



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      **HISTORY
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      **Chafee keeps the name alive
      School effort makes sure astronaut remembered
      http://tinyurl.com/2n257v
      Huntsville Times 13 August 2007


      *
      *Mitre celebrating 25 years in Huntsville
      http://tinyurl.com/2jscqf
      Huntsville Times 13 August 2007


      **Alexander City looks to the past to create its future
      http://tinyurl.com/3a8xf2
      Birmingham News 13 August 2007

      **City's 102 degrees tops 1896 record
      Temps expected to remain between 100 and 103 all this week
      http://tinyurl.com/382tee
      Birmingham News 13 August 2007


      **b. 11-24-1891 - Ben Gross - Birmingham, AL - d. 8-13-1979 wrote newspaper column critiquing radio

      *
      *1948 August 13- Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher, Satchel Paige, throws
      his first complete game in the major leagues at the age
      of 42. He allows the Chicago White Sox only five hits inthe 5-0 shutout.

      1965 August 12- Jonathan M. Daniels, a white Episcopal seminary student
      from Massachusetts, is killed and Richard F. Morrisroe, a
      white Roman Catholic priest from Chicago, is seriously
      wounded by shotgun blasts fired by white special deputy
      sheriffs in Hayneville, Alabama. They were participating
      in civil rights demonstrations in Lowndes County, Alabama.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Toomer's Corner oaks in poor health
      http://tinyurl.com/29od5h
      BIrmingham News 12 August 2007

      **Marchers commemorate death of rights martyr [Jonathan Daniels, killed in 1965]
      http://tinyurl.com/24jg2r
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 August 2007

      **Former residents help Eclectic mark centennial
      http://tinyurl.com/2f7wpl
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 August 2007

      **Apollo 12 trailer resurfaces at a fish farm
      http://tinyurl.com/yojeue
      Huntsville Times 11 August 2007

      **Sweetwater reunion celebrates 20th year
      [former mill community neighborhood in east Florence]
      http://tinyurl.com/3x794f
      Florence Times-Daily 11 August 2007

      **Prosecutor wants civil rights slaying trial on home turf
      http://tinyurl.com/2lte7t
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 August 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 13: http://tinyurl.com/3xsme3 
      August 12:
      http://tinyurl.com/3x8qq7 
      August 11:
      http://tinyurl.com/2aw3da
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Two Auburn cemeteries to join [Ala.] historic [cemetery] register
      http://tinyurl.com/372sge
      Opelika-Auburn News 10 August 2007

      **Developer helps preserve Civil War history
      http://tinyurl.com/2xs99m
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 10 August 2007

      *
      *Remember these '70s landmarks? [in Huntsville]
      http://tinyurl.com/23wtco
      Huntsville Times 9 August 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **Drawing on his past
      Former doctor Don Stewart prefers pen over scalpel
      http://tinyurl.com/2ux8bj
      Birmingham News 12 August 2007


      **Alabama [opera] voices resonate in Santa Fe
      http://tinyurl.com/2lgrgk
      Birmingham News 12 August 2007

      **Perry Lakes Park offers beauty, tranquillity and Rural Studio touches
      http://tinyurl.com/3xeoch
      Birmingham News 12 August 2007

      **Seven wonders of the Shoals
      http://tinyurl.com/2plth8
      Florence Times-Daily 11 August 2007

      **A hobby that's hard to match
      400 and counting: Hartselle woman has one of the area's largest match-holder collections
      http://tinyurl.com/36s3o6
      Decatur Daily 11 August 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Autauga County leader dies [Art Wilkerson]
      http://tinyurl.com/22876d
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 August 2007


      **Richmond Flowers; Ala. Attorney General Opposed Segregation [obituary]
      http://tinyurl.com/yvw59o
      Washington Post 12 Auguast 2007

      **Former Alabama Attorney General McDonald Gallion dies at 94
      http://tinyurl.com/29dgxu
      Tuscaloosa News 11 August 2007

      **Richmond Flowers, who was state AG in 1960s, dies at 88
      Ex-gubernatorial hopeful gained fame as racial moderate
      http://tinyurl.com/yvvf8g
      Birmingham News 11 August 2007

      **
      Former Alabama attorney general [Richmon Flowers] who challenged Wallace dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2lkab6
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 August 2007


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Historic Norwood [Birmingham neighborhood]
      http://www.historicnorwood.com/



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      **USEFUL LINKS
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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **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


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      **alabamahistory related links
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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

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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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