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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 29-31 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 31, 2007
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      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

      ** World Heritage Museum to Dedicate Statue Monday

      http://tinyurl.com/29eqed
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 August 2007

      **"A WASTED LAND OF NO WANT: VICE, VIOLENCE, AND VIGILANTISM IN BESSEMER, ALABAMA"
      THU Sept. 6 Noon Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th St. North. Jonathan Bass from Samford University discusses Bessemer 's history. 328-9696.

      **Alabama storyteller will share stories through photo exhibition [Sept. 8-Nov. 4]

      [Kathryn Tucker Windham ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2jx8b6
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 August 2007

       

      **[ Mobile ] Symphony returns to WHIL-FM [Sept. 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/39m99q
      Mobile Press-Register 27 August 2007


      **Social activist and author [and Birmingham native] Angela Davis will present a lecture, "Leadership and Democracy," at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Alys Stephens Center , 1200 10th Ave. South .

      **“Hardtack and Canned Pork: How the War Department Filled a Union Soldier's Haversack and Reshaped America ”

      Friday, September 14th, Gorgas Library 205 at 2:30pm University of Alabama

      Scott Nelson is the Leslie and Naomi Legum Professor of History at the College of William and Mary.  

       

      **Thursday, September 20 at 4 pm in Gorgas Library room 205
      E. Culpepper “Cully” Clark, Dean of the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication and former Dean of UA’s College of Communication will talk about his book, The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation's Last Stand at the University of Alabama (reprinted, Fire Ant Press, 2007 and originally published by Oxford University Press, 1993)

      **Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival [9th annual] 28-30 September Downtown Birmingham
      http://www.sidewalkfest.com/


       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Constitutional reformers honor [late Bailey] Thomson

      http://tinyurl.com/36ylsj
      Mobile Press-Register 31 August 2007

      **Moving history in Lawrence County
      Historic cemetery gets relocated
      http://tinyurl.com/2bq8s3
      Decatur Daily 31 August 2007

      **Riley: Show school spirit
      Today is 'College Colors Day’ [includes histories of school colors]
      http://tinyurl.com/ys68pa
      Tuscaloosa News 31 August 2007

      **1936 August 31- Marva Collins is born in Monroeville , Alabama . She will

                  become an innovative educator who uses her pension funds

                  to open Westside Preparatory School in Chicago , dedicated

                  to reverse the educational decline in the city's African

                  American neighborhoods.  Collins' motto for the school is
                  "entrance to learn, exit to serve."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      ** Hobson City Town Hall loses electricity amid financial woes
      [ Hobson City was an all-black community when incorporated in 1899]
      http://tinyurl.com/ytg3wt
      Tuscaloosa News 30 August 2007

      **Attorney General's Office Arrests Former State Museum Curator, Great Aunt
      http://tinyurl.com/2nyrh8
      WFSA-TV [ Montgomery ] 30 August 2007

      **[ Madison mayor] Kirkindall proposes [historic] cemetery authority
      http://tinyurl.com/yrb4y2
      Huntsville Times 30 August 2007

      **Breaking historical ground
      Moundville Indian site along river to be excavated
      http://tinyurl.com/25kogb
      Tuscaloosa News 30 August 2007

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 31: http://tinyurl.com/3a4k63
      August 30: http://tinyurl.com/yosyuq
      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **08-29-1924 - Dinah Washington - Tuscaloosa , AL - d. 12-14-1963 blues singer:
      "Jubilee"; "Bob Hope Show"; "One Night Stand" [radio shows]

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Shoals songwriter [Chris Tomkins] nominated [for CMA’s Song of the Year]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gz3at
      Florence Times-Daily 31 August 2007

      **[ Alabama ] Folk pottery exhibit near end [Sept. 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/2m2x9b
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 August 2007


      **Words for women
      Decatur woman [Vera Buckner] turns life’s struggles into modern-day play based on book of Ruth
      http://tinyurl.com/yp2vd6
      Decatur Daily 30 August 2007

      **UA students drum up film shorts for festival
      http://tinyurl.com/242mfy
      Tuscaloosa News 30 August 2007

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **[no entries this issue]

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Randall Horton [author, Birmingham native]
      http://www.randallhorton.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@...

       

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm

       

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