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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 18-21 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 1 , Apr 21, 2008
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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 printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. 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

      **April 24: Kelly Wacker, assistant professor of art at the University of Montevallo , will present the illustrated talk, "Wichahpi: The Stone Wall in Honor of Te-lah-nay," at 6 p.m. Thursday in UM's Hill House. The topic is a memorial wall near Florence honoring a Yuchi Native American woman forced to leave Alabama on the Trail of Tears. Birmingham News 20 April 2008

      **Poetry festival welcomes public to Saturday event [April 26]
      [7th annual Limestone Dust Poetry Festival at Huntsville Public Library]
      http://tinyurl.com/4dtcdp
      Huntsville Times 20 April 2008

      **May 1-3, Alabama Writers Symposium, Alabama Southern Community College, Monroeville, http://www.ascc.edu/Default.asp?DivisionID=  

      **May 1-3, 7:30 pm, Conecuh People, a play by Wade Hall, Red Door Theater, Union Springs, http://www.unionspringsalabama.com/ 

      **May 16-18, Southern Writers' Project Festival of New Plays, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery
      http://www.southernwritersproject.net/ 

      **June 25: " Birmingham 's Vintage Signs"
      Birmingham ’s streets were once lined with signs, from glowing neon to advertisements painted on brick walls. Birmingham author Tim Hollis will discuss the golden era of roadside advertising and sign copies of his new book Vintage Birmingham Signs. 12 noon in the 3rd floor Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Building . Brown bag lunch program; beverages provided. Birmingham Public Library--Central--205-226-3604 http://tinyurl.com/25zeke 

      **July 23: "Build it and They Will Come: The Birmingham-Jefferson History Museum" Join us to hear legendary Birmingham archivist and historian Marvin Whiting discuss the collections and future home of Birmingham ’s newest museum. He will share artifacts from the museum’s growing collection. 12 noon in the 3rd floor Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley Building . Brown bag lunch program; beverages provided. Birmingham Public Library--Central--205-226-3604 http://tinyurl.com/25zeke


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      **HISTORY
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      **D-Day history brought to life

      Bob Jones High class sees WWII battle through eyes of veteran [Bill Majors] who was there

      http://tinyurl.com/52xyj5
      Huntsville Times 21 April 2008

      **Hotel making a comeback despite perceptions [ St. James Hotel in Selma ]
      http://tinyurl.com/4ayse7
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2008

      **WENDELL MITCHELL: [State] Capitol building nearing the end of its life
      http://tinyurl.com/4pdrfc
      Prattville Progress 21 April 2008


      **1908: After the storm [in Albertville ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3tb696
      Gadsden Times 20 April 2008

      **Historic home [ Farley-Hill Mansion ] gets makeover for Junior League's Decorator ShowHouse
      [Video about restoration is at http://tinyurl.com/5y5xe7 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/4keoq8
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 April 2008

      **[Mike] Goodson gets [local] history wrong [letter to the editor]
      http://tinyurl.com/6kykvz
      Gadsden Times 20 April 2008

      **Historical Novels
      Agony and endurance [includes review of Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman]
      http://tinyurl.com/6h7kpl
      Boston Globe 20 April 2008

      **Alabama isn't immune to earthquakes, scientists say

      At least five small ones have shaken state just this year
      http://tinyurl.com/3u8f8x
      Birmingham News 20 April 2008


      **Supporters look for Maple Hill's place in history
      Pilgrimage Association to seek landmark cemetery's addition to national register
      http://tinyurl.com/5q4ha2
      Huntsville Times 20 April 2008

      **14 figures from Huntsville 's past buried at Maple Hill
      http://tinyurl.com/5x9x6c
      Huntsville Times 20 April 2008

      **Six to be honored for civic service to community
      [2008 Tuscaloosa County Civil Hall of Fame inductees]
      http://tinyurl.com/6qhu3e
      Tuscaloosa News 20 April 2008

      **The Higher Education Partnership has collaborated with 13 public universities in Alabama for the cookbook "The Scholarly Gourmet," which features more than 250 recipes, stories from well-known alumni, color photographs, history of historical landmarks and university facts and trivia. Proceeds will benefit the Higher Education Partnership Foundation's fund for student programs. Purchasers may designate a portion of the proceeds to the university alumni department of their choice. Orders for Mother's Day must be received by May 2 and can be placed at http://higheredpartners.org Birmingham News 20 April 2008  

      **b. 04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006
      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa , AL

      **City will remember storm [in Albertville , 100 years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ju3u8
      Sand Mountain Reporter 19 April 2008

      ** Hoover 's Don Drennen Motor Co. celebrates 100 years in business
      http://tinyurl.com/48zfwj
      Birmingham News 19 April 2008

      **Shoals feels morning quake
      http://tinyurl.com/4fa2xy
      Florence Times-Daily 19 April 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      April 20: http://tinyurl.com/48dc6l 
      April 19: http://tinyurl.com/5vwyp2
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Landmark sign signals bygone days [of River Oaks shopping center, built about 1960]
      http://tinyurl.com/5p9sxt
      Florence Times-Daily 18 April 2008

      **Kids warm up battle festivities [at Battle of Selma reenactment]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ltmvk
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 April 2008

      **Amid the Ghosts of Alabama
      SOUTHERNERS have a particular fascination with the spirits of the past.
      http://tinyurl.com/5rw9ov
      New York Times 18 April 2008

      **Midwest earthquake shakes parts of Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/6c3opq
      Birmingham News 18 April 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Trainer [Wes Ehret] to show off horse on national TV
      http://tinyurl.com/3evwvh
      Florence Times-Daily 21 April 2008

      **Writer's pain helps others heal [Don Winston]
      http://tinyurl.com/4wwm42
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2008

      **Nightingale Art Show at AUM benefits [Montgomery Art] guild
      http://tinyurl.com/42mdda
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2008

      **Don Howard's art lights up many eyes
      http://tinyurl.com/3gho6u
      Huntsville Times 20 April 2008

      **ECCENTRIC -- ARTISTE -- [Barbara Evans]
      http://tinyurl.com/45eqzt
      Birmingham News 20 April 2008

      **Literary event [Ala. Book Festival] brings area's bookworms together
      http://tinyurl.com/54dkyl
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 April 2008

      **[Rick] Bragg draws laughs at [ Ala. ] book festival
      http://tinyurl.com/3mx3co
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 April 2008

      **'Our Song' plays at Hillcrest prom [filmed for MTV's "Once Upon a Prom"]
      Whit Wright escorts country music star Taylor Swift to dance
      http://tinyurl.com/4fmf8w
      Tuscaloosa News 20 April 2008

      **Mobilian's group up for new artist Dove Award
      http://tinyurl.com/5wkuub
      Mobile Press-Register 19 April 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Haines, Carolyn. Wishbones. St. Martin’s, July 2008 [ Alabama author’s seventh novel to feature Sarah Booth Delaney]

      Novkov, Julie. Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama , 1865-1954. University of Michigan Press, 2008
      [Study of Alabama ’s anti-miscegenation law, repealed in 2001]


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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.
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