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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-4 April & 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 2 , Apr 4, 2008
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material


      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....


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:




      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.





      ** Alabama History Community Calendar

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]

      **Blakeley heritage event set
      Activities commemorating Baldwin County history start today at state park
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2008

      **Profiles With Wendy Garner
      Friday, April 04, 2008 at 7:00PM on APT
      Wendy interviews Montgomery native Tommy Shaw, a guitarist best known for his work with the rock bands Styx and the supergroup Damn Yankees. Shaw is one of the great talents featured this month in the 2008 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction concert.

      frontstreet with Tracy Larkin
      Friday, April 04, 2008 at 7:30PM on APT
      If you’ve ever “knocked on wood” or hummed the tune of “When a Man Loves a Woman,” you’ll want a front-row-seat to this month’s episode of frontstreet. Who could forget the sultry sounds of Eddie Floyd and Percy Sledge? Tracy Larkin visits the artists who transformed music and placed southern soul on the map. Floyd and Sledge were in Montgomery recently to perform at the 2008 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

      **Fairhope Museum of History opening events planned [April 5]
      Mobile Press-Register 3 April 2008

      **Exhibit to feature 'Fairhope's First Artist'
      [Fairhope] Museum [of History] to open with four paintings by Della Oswalt Nichols
      Mobile Press-Register 3 April 2008

      **Historic Event [opening April 5 of Fairhope Museum of History]
      Mobile Press-Register 3 April 2008

      **American Masters
      Zora Neale Hurston [ Alabama native]
      Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 8:00PM on APT
      Writer, cultural anthropologist, chronicler of folk roots and ethnic traditions, daughter of former slaves, Hurston was one of the most celebrated - and most controversial - figures of the Harlem Renaissance, the creatively expansive era in the 1920s when the Negro was in vogue. She attained unique success in all areas, but her words and her conclusions were often mired in contention - and she died a pauper's death in total obscurity.

      **Jim Bennett signs Historic Birmingham & Jefferson County: An
      Illustrated History
      at Milestone Books, Vestavia Hills --April 22nd
      5-7pm http://tinyurl.com/2ouap4

      **Charles J. Shields signs Mockingbird [bio of Harper Lee] and his new book I Am Scout
      Milestone Books, Vestavia Hills , April 23, 4-6pm
       Former teacher, journalist and reporter, Charles J. Shields is author
      of the New York Times best seller, Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee
      and his latest book I Am Scout.  In the young adult adaptation of his
      acclaimed biography of the unconventional Harper Lee, Shield captures
      his elusive subject and her lifelong friend, Truman Capote.  Older
      readers can go directly to the adult book to find out more, but this
      highly readable offering is well suited to younger readers.


      **Documents show area's intrigue [Blakeley and Baldwin Co.]
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2008

      **1974 April 4: Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Ace Atkins' ' Wicked City ' every bit as good as 'White Shadow'
      [ Ala. writer’s sixth novel is set in Phenix City in the early 1950s.]
      Canadian Press 3 April 2008

      'Super Outbreak' [of tornadoes] hit 34 years ago
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 April 2008

      **b. 04-03-1909 - Jerry Cooper - Bay Minette, AL
      singer: "Krueger's Musical Toast"; "Vocal Varieties" [radio shows]

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      April 4: http://tinyurl.com/5k9r3w
      April 3: http://tinyurl.com/39htlg
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1963 April 3- Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham anti-

      segregation campaign begins.  Before it is over, more than

      2,000 demonstrators, including King, will be arrested. The

      Birmingham Manifesto, issued by Fred Shuttlesworth of the

      Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights the morning of

      the campaign, summarizes the frustration and hopes of the

      protesters: "The patience of an oppressed people cannot

      endure forever.... This is Birmingham 's moment of truth in

      which every citizen can play his part in her larger destiny."

      1867 April 1- African Americans vote in a municipal election in
      Tuscumbia ,  Alabama . Military officials set aside the election pending
      clarification on electoral procedures.
      FROM: Today in Black History


      ** Gulf Shores artist's [Todd Alan] Crayola art is anything but child's play
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2008

      **‘Mockingbird’ stars Phillip Alford and Mary Badham return to Gadsden
      Gadsden Times 4 April 2008

      **Arts festival crowd estimated at 25,000-plus
      Local, out-of-town residents flock to Pratt Park in record numbers
      Prattville Progress 2 April 2008


      **Former hardware merchant dies at 99
      Corrine Bowers | 1908-2008
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2008

      ** Alabama 's SCLC president [Rev. Alfonzo Scales] dies
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 April 2008


      **Joe Louis, 66, Heavyweight King Who Reigned 12 Years, Is Dead
      New York Times 13 April 1981

      **History of the Montgomery Advertiser

      **A Guide to Materials for Rosa Parks
      Library of Congress Web Guide

      **Category Summary (Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama

                  http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):

      * New Links:               0

      * Updated Links:       1

      * Removed Links:      2

      * Total Links:              3340


      **Category Summary (Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities

                  http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):

      * New Links:               0

      * Updated Links:       1

      * Removed Links:      0

      * Total Links:              2879


      ** Alabama History Community Calendar


      ** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories

      ** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      ** Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      ** Birmingham Rewound

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama ]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events

      **alabamahistory related links

      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:


      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]


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