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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 7-13 September & 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 , Sep 13, 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

       

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **Activist [and Birmingham native] Angela Davis to speak at UAB
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=114067
      UAB eReporter 11 September 2007

      **Five Feathers rally serves as kickoff to Trail of Tears ride [Sept. 14]
      http://tinyurl.com/2adljt
      Huntsville Times 12 September 2007

      **Trail of Tears rides through city [September 15]
      http://tinyurl.com/22jk4f

      Huntsville Times 12 September 2007

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **[J. Larry] Newton inducted into HOF
      Former Baldwin schools superintendent says he is humbled' by statewide award
      http://tinyurl.com/32m5ge
      Mobile Press-Register 13 September 2007

      **U.S. senators Clemens and Clay born near Madison
      http://tinyurl.com/ywsc5g
      Huntsville Times 12 September 2007

      **Scout leads [ Madison City ] cemetery grave recording project
      http://tinyurl.com/2g8yjg
      Huntsville Times 12 September 2007

      **Malbis celebrates 100 years
      http://tinyurl.com/yt4n4y
      Mobile Press-Register 12 September 2007

      **Bessemer public library toasting its 100th birthday
      http://tinyurl.com/24xzpd
      Birmingham News 12 September 2007


      **World War II veteran [Kenneth Faulkner] gets infantry honor in Hoover
      http://tinyurl.com/25vd29
      Birmingham News 12 September 2007

      **[ Hoover ] Library founders celebrate 25th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2xow4w
      Birmingham News 12 September 2007

      ** Highland Park 's 'sisters' houses [built in 1907] may become inns after rescue
      http://tinyurl.com/2bnxce
      Birmingham News 12 September 2007

      **Storyteller appeals to students' senses [in Red Bay ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2h356t
      Florence Times-Daily 12 September 2007

      **The Other Side of the Mountain
      Diane McWhorter traces the troubled legacy of her Alabama hometown [ Birmingham ] and the shadows over her family’s past
      [reprint of New York Times article, 18 March 2001]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ht6lj
      Tagesspiegel  ( Germany ) 12 September 2007

      **1948 September 13- Nell Ruth Hardy is born in Birmingham , Alabama . She will
                  be better known as Nell Carter and become a Broadway

                  sensation as a singer and actress in Broadway's

                  "Bubbling Brown Sugar", "Ain't Misbehavin' "(for which

                  she will win a Tony), and for five seasons in

                  television's "Gimme a Break". She will join the ancestors

                  on January 23, 2003 after succumbing to heart disease

                  complicated by diabetes and obesity.

      1965 September 13- Willie Mays hits his 500th career home run.

      1913 September 12- James Cleveland Owens is born in Oakville , Alabama . He
                  will be better known as Jesse Owens, one of the greatest
                  track and field stars in history.  Owens will achieve
                  fame at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin , where
                  he will win four gold medals, dispelling Hitler's notion
                  of the superior Aryan race and the inferiority of Black
                  athletes. Among his honors will be the Medal of Freedom,
                  presented to him by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

      1992 September 12- Mae C. Jemison becomes the first woman of color to go into
      space when she travels on the space shuttle Endeavour. [Dr. Jemison is a
            Decatur native.]

      2000 September 12- James Perkins becomes the first African American mayor of
      Selma , Alabama , defeating long-time mayor Joe Smitherman
      with 60% of the vote.  Smitherman had been mayor for

                  thirty six years. He was the mayor of Selma in 1965 when

                  sheriff's deputies and state troopers attacked hundreds

                  of voting rights marchers on Selma 's Edmund Pettus

                  Bridge in what became known as "Bloody Sunday."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **September 12: American Idol Reuben Studdard turns 29.

       

      **Artifice [filmmaker Ken Burns in Mobile ]
      http://lagniappemobile.com/article/1068
      Lagniappe [ Mobile ] 11 September 2007

      **Wheeler home under restoration
      http://tinyurl.com/38bbys
      Athens News-Courier 11 September 2007


      **Council: Home to be used as museum, social center
      http://tinyurl.com/2837uc
      Florence Times-Daily 11 September 2007

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      September 13: http://tinyurl.com/2rrtgp
      September 11: http://tinyurl.com/yspcm6
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Exposure [Indian trails in west Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ah2hd
      Tuscaloosa News 10 September 2007

      **Geoffrey C. Ward’s Superb New History of World War II
      [book to accompany Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “The War”; some filming in Mobile ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3cprtu
      AmericanHeritage.com 10 September 2007

      **Stone wall [in Threets Crossroads] will be featured in Southern Living
      [Largest unmortared stone wall in the U.S. ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yu62cb
      Florence Times-Daily 10 September 2007

      **Wallace College receives History Channel grant
      The grant will allow the College to partner with Dale County High School and the Dale County
      Historical and Genealogical Society to produce “The Forgotten Schools: An Oral History of African-American Schools in Dale County.”

      http://tinyurl.com/2msnpq
      Enterpirse Ledger 9 September 2007

      **The Bright Star has food for thought in book debut
      [A history of the Bessemer eatery published by UA Press]
      http://tinyurl.com/3djhfb
      Birmingham News 7 September 2007

       

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Pilot [John Rodgers] trades plane for pottery|
      http://tinyurl.com/38mv3r
      Birmingham News 13 September 2007

      **A busy woman: Kathryn Tucker Windham remains one of state's most creative forces

      http://tinyurl.com/ytc3gy
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 September 2007

      ** University of Mobile president [Mark Foley] a welder of art away from work
      http://tinyurl.com/yuc3vh
      Tuscaloosa News 11 September 2007

      **Homeless painter, Birmingham detective become fast friends
      http://tinyurl.com/2fejok
      Birmingham News 11 September 2007

       

      **What I'm writing now: [ Alabama author] Carolyn Haines
      http://tinyurl.com/3xh7tm

      Mobile Press-Register 9 September 2007

       

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Former Shoals minister [Steven Glenn Weekley] dies of cancer
      http://tinyurl.com/3c8znu
      Florence Times-Daily 11 September 2007

       

      **Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Folk Artist, Is Dead at 97
      http://tinyurl.com/33owa6
      New York Times 9 September 2007

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **’Patriotism, Courage, Discipline, Skill and Determination’

      Tuskegee Airmen Honored at Great Hall Reception
      http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/0705/tuskegee.html
      Library of Congress Information Bulletin 66(5): 106-107, May 2007

       

      **Diggin’ The Past: Full-time Alfa agent [Gary Chinberg] turns part-time archaeologist
      Alfa Friends and Family 83(3): 12-13, fall 2007

       

      **History Comes Alive on the Tensaw Delta

      [Historic Blakeley State Park ]
      Alfa Friends and Family 83(3): 12-13, fall 2007

       

      **Title: 2008 Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor History

         Date: 2007-11-30

         Description: 2008 Merl E. Reed Fellowship in Southern Labor

            History One fellowship of $250-$500 is awarded annually to

            individuals whose research in the Southern Labor Archives will

            lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive

            product. In return, recipients will make a presentation about

            their res ...

         Contact: tdrummond@...

         URL: www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/pages.asp?ldID=105&guideID=0&ID=3155

         Announcement ID: 158164

         http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=158164

       

       

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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

      **
      Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

       

      **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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