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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-12 March & 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
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & 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. Many of the articles listed are reprinted in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not list those reprints. 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

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx


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      **HISTORY
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      **Hammond family has connection to President Andrew Jackson
      http://tinyurl.com/2wk35p
      Huntsville Times 12 March 2008

      **Calera native James `Foozy' Findley selected for prep hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/38apzn
      Birmingham News 12 March 2008

      **Irondale WWII veteran speaks to Shades Valley High School students; to participate in Honor Flight
      Vet [Harold Jarvis] tells students about World War II
      http://tinyurl.com/2wxnp5
      Birmingham News 12 March 2008

      **Retired Birmingham watchmaker [Huland Moore] returns to Bromberg's to fix watch sold there in 1904
      http://tinyurl.com/2jc3zy
      Birmingham News 12 March 2008

      **‘Sistine Chukker' reappears
      [The Chukker, a legendary bar in Tuscaloosa for almost 50 years, closed in 2003.]
      [Related March 11 story is at http://tinyurl.com/2kxsx5 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2r7rg8
      Tuscaloosa News 12 March 2008

      **Katharine Phillips Singer of 'The War' fame promotes her hometown
      http://tinyurl.com/2jhqe9
      Mobile Press-Register 11 March 2008

      **Eight outstanding Birmingham women to be honored during Women's History Month at special awards weekend
      http://tinyurl.com/3xwmge
      Birmingham News 11 March 2008

      **Fire destroys house built in 1818
      http://tinyurl.com/2bw93u
      Florence Times-Daily 11 March 2008

      **1861 March 11- The Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery , Alabama ,
      adopts a constitution which declares that the passage of any
      "law denying or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves is prohibited."

       

      1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden , Alabama .  He will

      become a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant

      of Martin Luther King, Jr.  After King's assassination, he

      will become the president of the Southern Christian

      Leadership Conference and write an autobiography that will

      attract widespread criticism for his comments on King's

      alleged womanizing.

       

      1965 March 11- After civil rights demonstrations in Selma , Alabama , the

      Reverend James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston , dies,

      succumbing to his beating by segregationist whites.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      March 12: http://tinyurl.com/3beqo9
      March 11: http://tinyurl.com/32q9kr
      Mobile Press-Register

       


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      **CULTURE
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      **Mobile native [Yvonne Breland] shares Lebanese and down-home favorites in new cookbook
      http://tinyurl.com/2w37gr
      Mobile Press-Register 12 March 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Huntingdon coach [Neal Posey] left a legacy to the Montgomery community
      http://tinyurl.com/39c5bf
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 March 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Capote, Truman. Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote. Randon, 2007. [Reviewed in Library Journal December 2007, p. 115. Includes a vignette about his childhood in Alabama .]

       

      Darty, Peggy. When Zeffe Got a Clue. WaterBrook, March 2008. [Reviewed in Library Journal 1 February 2008, p. 58. Novelist Darty lives in Alabama .]

       

      Plant, Deborah G. Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit. Praeger, 2007. [Reviewed in Library Journal January 2008, p. 100. Author/folklorist Hurston was an Alabama native.]

       

      Rosengren, John. Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever.
      Sourcebooks, 2008 [Hank Aaron and Willie Mays are included in this coverage of the 1973 season. Reviewed in Library Journal 1 February 2008, p. 77 and Publishers Weekly 4 February 2008, p. 45]


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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

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **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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