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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-11 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
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      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]

      **Alabama Stories
      Rosenwald Schools
      Friday, April 11, 2008 at 7:00PM on APT http://www.apt.org
      This is the unique story of three Notasulga , Ala. structures - a school, a church and a cemetery - that have brought together a community in the hope of having them listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The schoolhouse was one of the first Rosenwald schools built in the south. A " Rosenwald School " was the name informally applied to schools, shops and teachers' homes built primarily for the education of African Americans in the early 20th century. Rhonda Colvin reports.

      Arts Alive! Schedule [April 11-13]
      Mobile Press-Register 10 April 2008

      **April 11, Montevallo Arts Festival Readings, Mary Wilhoit, 3:30 pm at House of Serendipity; David Morgan, 5 pm at Eclipse Coffee and Books, http://montevalloartscouncil.org/

      **April 11, 8 pm, Montevallo Poetry Slam 10th Anniversary, Eclipse Coffee and Books, http://www.alabamapoetry.com/

      **April 12, 6 pm, Philip Shirley reading, Little Professor Book Center, Homewood , http://www.philipshirley.com/

      ** Southern View With Leslie Bailey
      Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 1:00PM on APT http://www.apt.org
      Leslie Bailey heads for Gadsden , Alabama as she begins a month-long exploration of glorious gardens. Come along for a train ride through the gardens and petting zoo at Noccalula Falls and hear the tragic legend of an Indian princess. Leslie also learns about the world's longest yard sale and samples another of the "one hundred places you have to eat in Alabama before you die."

      **Hephzibah Baptist Church to celebrate 150 years [April 13]
      Troy Messenger 9 April 2008

      Alabama Music Hall of Fame
      Monday, April 14, 2008 at 7:00PM on APT http://www.apt.org
      The stars of Alabama music shine bright in this amazing concert recorded at the 2008 Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s 12th Induction Ceremony, hosted by Randy Owens. Highlights of the ceremonies include performances by Randy Owen, Kris Kristofferson, The Commodores, Percy Sledge, Tommy Shaw, Taylor Hicks, Angela Hacker, Grand Ole Opry star Ernie Ashworth and jazz bassist Cleveland Eaton. A special segment includes four of our state’s most successful songwriters – Walt Aldridge, Beth Neilson Chapman, Donnie Fritts and Chris Tompkins – performing a dynamic sampling of the most popular songs they have written to date.

      **Sunday Topic Tour/Birmingham Museum of Art
      Sunday, April 20, 2pm
      "Kathryn Tucker Windham "
      by Nancy Lee Adamson


      **Remnants of Bibb County mining towns uncovered in the woods
      Birmingham News 11 April 2008

      **Plans under way for dedication of Alabama VA National Cemetery
      Birmingham News 11 April 2008


      **[Fairhope Lions] Club celebrates 45th anniversary
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2008

      ** U.S. captured fort 195 years ago [ Mobile ’s Fort Charlotte ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2008

      **Shadow Lawn tour aims to rally support for funds, better maintenance

      Cemetery seeks funds, support for maintenance

      Birmingham News 10 April 2008

      **What Emancipation Didn’t Stop After All
      [Review of Douglas Blackmon’s new book, Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II; includes Alabama ]
      New York Times 10 April 2008

      **Local United Daughters of the Confederacy decorate soldiers' graves
      [Full story not available for two weeks]
      South Alabamian 10 April 2008

      1956 April 11- Singer Nat "King" Cole is attacked on the stage of a

      Birmingham theater [Boutwell Auditorium] by white supremacists.


      1958 April 10- W.C. Handy, composer and musician, joins the ancestors at

      the age of 84 in New York City .


      1865 April 9- Nine African American regiments of Gen. John Hawkins's

      division help to smash the Confederate defenses at Fort

      Blakely, Alabama . Capture of the fort will lead to the

      fall of Mobile . The 68th U.S. Colored Troops will have

      the highest number of casualties in the engagement.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      April 11: http://tinyurl.com/6zpcq9
      April 10: http://tinyurl.com/49ufnf
      Mobile Press-Register



      **Small Stages presents concerts in Birmingham in intimate settings
      [see also
      http://www.smallstages.com/ ]
      Birmingham News 11 April 2008

      Daniel Moore case gets its fourth judge
      Tuscaloosa News 11 April 2008

      **New judge assigned to University of Alabama sports art lawsuit involving Daniel Moore
      Case now before Judge U.W. Clemon
      Birmingham News 10 April 2008

      **Arts community under duress
      Florence Times-Daily 10 April 2008

      **Artist packs up downtown gallery [and moves to Birmingham ]
      [ Matt Jones Art Gallery :
      http://www.mattjonesgallery.com/ ]
      [Birmingham Weekly article on that location, which opened in October 2007: http://tinyurl.com/3t837e ]
      Tuscaloosa News 10 April 2008


      Former Auburn running back Bobby Hoppe dies
      [He played on the 1957 national championship team.]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2007


      **Labor of Love: the Historic Loveman House
      [article is not online]

      Portico [ Birmingham ] April 2008, p54+

      **Dr. Alfred Habeeb
      [article is not online; Dr. Habeeb, 95, is Alabama ’s first board-certified anesthesiologist]

      Portico [ Birmingham ] April 2008, p67+

      **American Threads: Harriet Beecher-Stowe and John Beecher [John Beecher lived in Birmingham for many years.]

      Feb 5-6, 2009. The aim of this conference is to show that the link between a nineteenth-century novelist, Harriet Beecher-Stowe (1811-1896), and a twentieth-century, poet John Beecher (1904-1980), is not merely genealogical. The theme "forms and reform" is an invitation to trace thematic and formal continuities beyond generic and chronological boundaries and examine these authors' problematic inclusion in and exclusion from the canon with a view to eliciting fresh scholarly attention to their work. See Web site for more information.
      Vincent Dussol
      Université Paul Valéry
      Montpellier IIIFrance   


      ** 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:


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      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

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