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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-31 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: 25 March & 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 dates given are those when the item was posted to the web site. 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

      **Montevallo's Arts Fest features talented artists
      "This year's Montevallo Arts Fest on April 11-12 will feature performances by 12 musical groups and displays set up by more than 50 artists and craftspeople."
      http://tinyurl.com/37m4gb
      Shelby County Reporter 28 March 2008

      **Grist mill set to reopen April 12  [Rikard’s Mill]
      Old Monroe County meeting place has become popular once again as public park
      http://tinyurl.com/344t3k
      Mobile Press-Register 31 March 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Grist mill founded in 1840s set to reopen [Rikard’s Mill]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bz87g
      Mobile Press-Register 31 March 2008

      **Fairhope's Page and Palette [bookstore] is pushing 40
      http://tinyurl.com/3x4vfa
      Mobile Press-Register 31 March 2008


      **Al Benn's Alabama
      [Clarke] Stallworth has made mark as journalist, teacher
      http://tinyurl.com/3cg6dd
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 March 2008


      **UAB’s pioneer [Shirley Hester] inducted into state’s nursing hall of fame
      http://images.main.uab.edu/uabreporter/033108color.pdf
      UAB Reporter 31 March 2008, p 5

      **Civil War cannonball returned to Blakeley
      http://tinyurl.com/36ctqj
      Mobile Press-Register 30 March 2008

      **Rally honors civil rights pioneers
      "Saturday's events were designed to honor three men who championed the cause in the early days: the Revs. N.H. "Fireball" Smith Jr., who once served New Pilgrim Baptist Church; John Porter, a longtime pastor at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church; and A.D. King, who once served the First Baptist Church of Ensley."
      http://tinyurl.com/2mfso4
      Birmingham News 30 March 2008 

      **Methodists celebrate 200 years in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/3662we
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 March 2008

      **City's neglected cemeteries await care from volunteers
      http://tinyurl.com/2jgsux
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 March 2008

      **Authors [ Gene Roberts and Alabamian Hank Klibanoff] examine media during civil rights era
      http://tinyurl.com/yuhhak
      Tuscaloosa News 30 March 2008

      **2008 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN: Dr. Sylvia Morris [ Alabama author]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ma56z
      Cullman Times 29 March 2008

      **ROBERT S. DAVIS: A nose for history
      [ Davis  is director of the family and regional history program at Wallace State Community College .]
      http://tinyurl.com/2h6qwc
      Cullman Times 29 March 2008

      **[ Northern Alabama ] Business Hall of Fame honors five
      http://tinyurl.com/2b8oms
      Huntsville News 29 March 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY: Selma resident [William Rufus King] became VP in Cuba
      http://tinyurl.com/2lufed
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 March 2008

      **Librarian uncovers, brings to life the real Aunt Jenny
      Carla Waldrep was 10 when she began looking for the mythical and legendary Aunt Jenny Brooks.
      http://tinyurl.com/3bwluu
      Tuscaloosa News 29 March 2008

      **1980 March 31- Jesse Owens joins the ancestors in Tucson , Arizona at the age
                  of 66, and President Jimmy Carter adds his voice to the
                  tributes that pour in from around the world.  Jesse won four
                  gold medals in track at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. 

      1940 March 29- Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paycheck to retain his
              heavyweight boxing title.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      March 31: http://tinyurl.com/2uxkte
      March 30:  http://tinyurl.com/2sw4tx
      March 29: http://tinyurl.com/2dmwk6
      Mobile Press-Register 

      **John Patterson promotes new biography
      http://tinyurl.com/2sx27o
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 March 2008

      **Community [Montevallo] prepares for national cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/386x59
      Shelby County Reporter 28 March 2008

      **b. 11-16-1873 - W. C. Handy - Florence , AL - d. 3-28-1958
      jazz trumpeter, composer: "Cavalcade of Music";"Freedom's People" [radio shows]

      ** Selma , Alabama remembers a pivotal civil-rights moment
      Alabama centers sketch a pivotal moment in civil-rights history.
      http://tinyurl.com/2q8pke
      Los Angeles Times 25 March 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Eastern Shore writer [Angela Erwin] overjoyed about 'Crabby' success
      http://tinyurl.com/2juryg
      Mobile Press-Register 31 March 2008


      **Department of Theatre gets its shot on national state
      http://images.main.uab.edu/uabreporter/033108color.pdf
      UAB Reporter 31 March 2008, pp 1, 3

      **Self-critique a must, Alabama author [Gin Phillips] says
      http://tinyurl.com/2wkgwp
      Huntsville Times 30 March 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Bayou La Batre councilman [Buford Lee Bryant] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/35jf6f
      Mobile Press-Register 30 March 2008

      **Anne Jemison Woodward Burt Lundbeck of Mountain Brook dies at age 99
      http://tinyurl.com/28nsdl
      Birmingham News 29 March 2008

      **John Phillip Lee [obituary]
      [Mr. Lee was Chief of Police in Troy 1973-1982, Montevallo 1984-2008 and a wildlife artist]
      http://tinyurl.com/2te2rl
      Birmingham News 28 March 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **WILLIAM BARTRAM EXHIBIT [AU]
         Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library is the following exhibit:
       *WILLIAM BARTRAM:  BOTANIST, ARTIST, EXPLORER, AUTHOR.  APRIL 7, 1739-JULY 22, 1823.*
         The exhibit features numerous illustrations of southeastern plants and flowers, plus numerous books by and about Bartram, the flora of the southeast including Alabama, Indians of the southeast, numerous captions, and a chronology of Bartram*s life.
         The exhibit is located in the three upright glass display cases in the north side (i.e., facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

      **Condi and the boys [reviews 3 books, 2 about Condoleeza Rice]
      http://www.nybooks.com/articles/21192
      New York Review of Books 3 April 2008


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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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      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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