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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 20-23 & 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 23, 2008
      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


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      **McDonald's sign moving to [ American Sign Museum in] Ohio
      [From city’s first McDonald’s, opened in 1963]
      http://tinyurl.com/68zl8j
      Huntsville Times 23 April 2008

      **Murder suspects' arrival stirred racial tensions [in Madison in 1884]
      http://tinyurl.com/6f8ay8
      Huntsville Times 23 April 2008


      **Tarrant seeks names to add to veterans' memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/5ww29x
      Birmingham News 23 April 2008

      **Mount Olive First Baptist Church to celebrate 125 years
      http://tinyurl.com/5rt9nj
      Birmingham News 23 April 2008


      **Leeds Folk Festival to replace Creek Bank Festival after 10 years, explores local connection to John Henry lore
      http://tinyurl.com/57ez4x
      Birmingham News 23 April 2008

      ** Local Hank Williams Museum contributes to new exhibit in Nashville
      http://tinyurl.com/4bpd9z
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 April 2008

      **New book by Tim Hollis brings to light Birmingham 's vintage marquees, billboards and neon signs
      http://tinyurl.com/6554ko
      Birmingham News 22 April 2008

      **Portion of [historic] railcar track unveiled during resurfacing
      http://tinyurl.com/548d2w
      Florence Times-Daily 22 April 2008

      **Northport to sell historic bridge
      http://tinyurl.com/6y42c7
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 April 2008

      **1954 April 23- Hammerin' Hank Aaron, of the Milwaukee Braves, hits the

      first of what will be 755 career home runs, in a game

      against the St. Louis Cardinals. The score will be 7-5 in

      favor of the Braves.

       

      2000 April 22- The Rev. R.F. Jenkins, a pastor active in civil-rights

      organizations, who led his church for 25 years, joins the

      ancestors in Omaha , Nebraska , after suffering a heart attack

      at the age of 87. He was the first African American Lutheran

      Church Missouri Synod minister in the Nebraska district. He

      and his wife, Beatrice, had come to Omaha in 1954 after

      serving pastorates in Alabama and North Carolina . He had

      also previously served eight years as a faculty member at

      Alabama Lutheran College. He had returned to his hometown

      of Selma , Alabama , to take part in a civil-rights march in

      1965. He served on the Omaha School District board from

      1970 to 1976, and retired from the pulpit in 1979.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      April 23: http://tinyurl.com/5wmy9b
      April 22: http://tinyurl.com/5w8xc7
      Mobile Press-Register

      **New exhibit explores Hank Williams' family legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/5qkgwd
      San Francisco Chronicle 17 April 2008



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      **CULTURE
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      **Living Legacies: Interview with the Blind Boys of Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/52f5mv
      Christianity Today 21 April 2008

      **McCain visits Gees Bend quilters
      http://tinyurl.com/4wt6st
      Birmingham News blog 21 April 2008

      **Interview with Joshua Sipper, author of Runaway Swimmer
      [Sipper grew up in Luverne; see http://www.runawayswimmer.com/ ]
      http://tinyurl.com/57qcth
      Blogcritics Magazine 20 April 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **McKee remembered for helping community
      “Former Etowah County Commissioner Billy Ray McKee, who died Saturday…”
      http://tinyurl.com/4btbfq
      Gadsden Times 22 April 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Reviews of Ace Atkins’ new novel about Phenix City , Wicked City:

      Ace Atkins captures Phenix City in ' Wicked City '
      http://tinyurl.com/6rafnv
      St. Petersburg Times 14 April 2008

      A Q and A with author Ace Atkins
      http://tinyurl.com/69cnak
      Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 14 April 2008

       

      ‘Wicked City’ Tale
      http://tinyurl.com/6j7abr
      Sarasota Herald-Tribune 13 April 2008

      Something 'Wicked' Comes Our Way
      http://tinyurl.com/67m5og
      Tampa Tribune 13 April 2008

      Ace Atkins' ' Wicked City ' every bit as good as 'White Shadow'
      http://tinyurl.com/6j7xvy
      Canadian Press 3 April 2008

      Vice and Its Grip
      http://tinyurl.com/5kgzyk
      Washington Post 31 March 2008


      **Review of To Kill A Mockingbird by Richard A. Glenn
      Special issue: Legal Fiction
      http://tinyurl.com/6nsvh7
      Law & Politics Book Review April 2008

      **” Sweet Home Alabama ” performed by the Leningrad Cowboys & the Red Army Choir
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNFRLrP014 

      **Deep Fried Kudzu
      http://www.deepfriedkudzu.com/

      **ALABAMA CENSUS RETURNS, 1820 and an Abstract of the Federal Census of Alabama, 1830
      In 1818 the government of the Alabama Territory authorized that a census for its 29 counties be taken in 1820. The federal census of 1820 for Alabama was completely destroyed by fire, but the returns for eight of the 29 counties are on file in the Alabama State Archives. This publication, based on the information found in the Archives, sets forth the only extant record of the 1820 census. It contains the returns for the counties of Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas , Franklin , Limestone, Shelby , St. Clair, and Wilcox. About 4,000 heads of families are listed by county.
      http://www.genealogical.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&item_number=60&NLC-GenPointers1

      **Title: The Southern Quarterly calls for article submissions for a
            special issue on "The New South in a Global Context"

         Date: 2008-06-15

         Description: We are soliciting both scholarly and literary essays

            of 20-25 pages (visual arts projects and photo essays also

            welcomed) that examine the ways the South-Eastern United States

            have always been and remain at the crossroads of a national and

            transnational world. Exploring the multicultural influences...

         Contact: Luis.Iglesias@...

         URL: www.usm.edu/soq/

         Announcement ID: 162027

         http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=162027

      **Title: CFP:  Modernism and the Postwar South (MSAX)

         Location: Tennessee

         Date: 2008-05-01

         Description: In After Southern Modernism (2000), Matthew Guinn

            notes that southern writers of the last thirty years have made

            a decisive break with the traditions and politics of 1930s

            Southern Renascence modernism. They are best understood, he

            argues, through their discontinuity rather than continuity with

            the  ...

         Contact: jjdominy@...

         Announcement ID: 161963

         http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=161963

       

       

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

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

      * New Links:                  0

      * Updated Links:            14

      * Removed Links:           2

      * Total Links:                 3337

       

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

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

      * New Links:                  0

      * Updated Links:            70

      * Removed Links:           0

      * Total Links:                 2879


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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]
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