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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-17 Oct & 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 , Oct 17, 2007

      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    

      **Archaeologist to address group

      "Gregory Waselkov will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 21 Baldwin County Historical Society meeting. The group will meet to hear an update on the archaeological findings at Fort Mims , Al Guarisco, chairman of the group, announced. Waselkov, director of the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, has done extensive archaeological work at Fort Mims and is author of a book on the site of the 1813 massacre at the north Baldwin County settlement. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Daphne Methodist Church Museum ." [Waselkov is the author of the 2006 book, "A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814"]
      http://tinyurl.com/34j2yk
      Mobile Press-Register 17 October 2007

       

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Rocket Man [biography review]

      The complex orbits of Wernher von Braun.

      http://tinyurl.com/35zbpj
      New Yorker 22 October 2007

      **[John Ritchie] One of Chelsea's founding fathers calls it a career
      http://tinyurl.com/2koa6j
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

      **Indian Springs to mark its founding with rural festival
      http://tinyurl.com/2jtvgg
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

      **Winston's log jail of 1868 being restored

      2-room jail may be nation's 2nd oldest such structure
      http://tinyurl.com/372dz6
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

      **Only memories left at Pine Hill [Day Camp, opened in 1977]
      http://tinyurl.com/38tcm7
      Huntsville Times 16 October 2007

      **City [of Lincoln ] seeks buyer for [80-y.o.]school building
      http://tinyurl.com/35tcam
      Birmingham News 16 October 2007

      **Folk magic to be topic of lecture

      "Alan Brown, Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholar, will present "Curses, Conjure and John the Conqueror: Folk Magic in Alabama "
      [Brown is a widely-published Ala. author; lecture was Oct. 16]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rw9bw
      Mobile Press-Register 16 October 2007

      **Portrait honors Alabama 's first black federal judge [U.W. Clemon]
      http://tinyurl.com/2le6y5
      Birmingham News 16 October 2007

      ** Tuscaloosa [theater] marquee from racist era set to be restored
      http://tinyurl.com/33632w
      Birmingham News 16 October 2007

      ** Tuscaloosa rescues marquee from demolished black theater
      http://tinyurl.com/3bhupr
      Florence Times-Daily 16 October 2007

      **City [of Tuscaloosa ] works to preserve a piece of [Diamond] theater's past
      http://tinyurl.com/2zczal
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 October 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      October 17: http://tinyurl.com/2vdnwc
      October 16: http://tinyurl.com/2pjskj
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[John] Lewis [ Ala. native] shows no signs of slowing as he marks 20 years in Congress
      http://tinyurl.com/2l5wmv
      Tuscaloosa News 13 October 2007

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Hoover football's late team doctor [Bill] Bryant saluted with parent's painting
      http://tinyurl.com/2uane2
      Birmingham News 17 October 2007

      ** Alabama artist [Fred Nall Hollis] forges arts exchange across oceans
      http://tinyurl.com/2u8rc2
      Decatur Daily 17 October 2007

      **Kentuck festival continues without beloved local artists
      [Such as]"..painter Jimmy Lee Sudduth, but also quilter Nora Ezell, basketmaker Red John Puryear, painter Mose Tolliver and potter Arch Pike, all of them long-time Kentuck favorites, all of whom passed within the year since the 2006 festival."
      http://tinyurl.com/2kqtpb
      Tuscaloosa News 16 October 2006

      **Five 'Phantom' moments

      Alabama's own Broadway star, Rebecca Luker, shares special memories from her time with 'Phantom of the Opera'
      http://tinyurl.com/2symbh
      Birmingham News 16 October 2007

      **12-year-old's [Corine Dunaway] artwork appears in sickle cell disease calendar
      http://tinyurl.com/25fo9q
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 October 2007

       

      **Poetry collection begs to be read aloud
      ["Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry"]
      http://tinyurl.com/3775ut
      Huntsville Times 14 October 2007

       

      **New exhibit explores Chicago Imagist [& Ala. native] Roger Brown's Southern roots

      http://tinyurl.com/39beko

      Tuscaloosa News 13 October 2007

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Jan Bolton, aide to former USA president, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2thnse
      Mobile Press-Register 17 October 2007

      **Radio reporter Jim Merlini dies [covered Ala. politics since early 1970s]
      http://tinyurl.com/236yjz
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 October 2007

       

      **Southern author Margaret Anne Barnes dies
      [ Ga. author published "The Tragedy and The Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama"]
      http://tinyurl.com/26e65g
      Pensacola News-Journal 13 October 2007

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Woodlawn H.S. [ Birmingham ] Mural Project

      [Completed in 1939, it's the largest WPA mural in the South]
      http://www.woodlawnhigh.org/mural/index.htm

       

      **History of the Woodlawn Neighborhood [ Birmingham ]
      http://www.uab.edu/woodlawn/woodlawn_history.html

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Acker, James R. Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases that Challenged American Legal and Social Justice. Greenwood Press, 2007

       

      Vascellaro, Charlie. Hank Aaron: A Biography. Greenwood Press, 2005

       

      **People Take Warning! Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs 1913-1938

      3-disc set; Amazon description w/track listings: http://tinyurl.com/2oxeer

      Known/possible Alabama songs:

      "Bill Wilson" Birmingham Jug Band
      " Alabama Flood" Andrew Jenkins

      "Railroad Bill" [ Ala. train robber] Will Bennett

      "Poor Ellen Smith Dykes" Magic City Trio

       

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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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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.

      Associate Professor

      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

       

      Department of Anesthesiology Library

      University of Alabama at Birmingham

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