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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-9 June & 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 , Jun 9, 2008
      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

      **The Autauga Genealogical Society meets Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m.
      Location: Prattville First Baptist Church in downtown Prattville, corner of
      3rd St. and Washington.  Park in the 3rd St. parking area and use the
      breezeway entrance. The program will be presented by ELIZABETH WELLS, Director of the Special
      Collections Department of the Samford University Library in Birmingham.  A
      noted speaker, her presentation will include information on the holdings of
      the department such as numerous church records, Irish collections, maps and
      Alabama newspaper and other records on microfilm. This department is also
      the repository for all documentation for First Families of Alabama, a
      program of the Alabama Genealogical Society.  Mrs. Wells is the immediate
      past President of the Alabama Genealogical Society as well as past President
      and charter member of the Society of Alabama Archivists and past President
      of the Alabama Historical Society. Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. 
      Visit the Autauga Genealogical Society web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/~alags
       
       
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      **HISTORY
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      **Matt Walker new Tannehill-Brierfield Parks director
      http://tinyurl.com/4t9d9k
      Birmingham News 9 June 2008

      **Two homes named to Alabama Register [of Landmarks and Heritage]
      http://tinyurl.com/5zsbqs
      Gadsden Times 9 June 2008

      **Looking Back [at local history, 50, 25, etc., years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/5q6toq
      Tuscaloosa News 9 June 2008

      **New county commissioner makes history
      [Sid Thompson is first woman elected to Autauga Co. Commission]
      http://tinyurl.com/59sm9b
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 June 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      June 9: http://tinyurl.com/5xcqlk
      June 8: http://tinyurl.com/423kpu 
      June 7: http://tinyurl.com/4r2u4h
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Writers tackle storms in first Pebble Hill book
      [Review of Frye Gaillard & Sheila Hagler's "In the Path of the Storms" about hurricanes in south Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/4dpgqw
      Tuscaloosa News 8 June 2008

      **Revolutionary War veteran [Benjamin French] had many stories to share
      http://tinyurl.com/6dg5qz
      Florence Times-Daily 8 June 2008

      **Shoals festivals celebrate heritage [in Sheffield and Rogersville]
      http://tinyurl.com/6y7asx
      Florence Times-Daily 8 June 2008

      **b. 07-07-1906 - Leroy 'Satchel' Paige - Mobile, AL - d. 6-8-1982
      baseball hall of famer: "Destination Freedom" [radio show]

      b. 12-25-1908 - Alton Delmore - Elkmount, AL - d. 6-8-1964
      guitar, singer: "Grand Ole Opry" [radio show]
      FROM: old.time.radio Digest V2008 #145 http://lists.oldradio.net/ 

      **Alabama CCC vet recalls program
      http://tinyurl.com/58zryp
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 June 2008

      **1935 June 6- Jesse Owens is elected Captain of the 1936 track team at Ohio State
      University. He is the first African American to hold such position
      on any Ohio State Team.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **Homewood artist [Jennifer Harwell] teaches healing through art
      http://tinyurl.com/4569ry
      Birmingham News 9 June 2008

      **'Incredible' number of national awards by Bob Jones art students reflects passion of teachers and an 'exceptional methodology'
      http://tinyurl.com/3o7cas
      Huntsville Times 8 June 2008

      **Actor [Glenn Shadix] among 1,000 to take part in Gay Pride parade
      http://tinyurl.com/4ttf8v
      Birmingham News 8 June 2008

      **Gordo's small-town appeal
      N.Y. visitors among thousands enjoying Mule Day/Chickenfest
      http://tinyurl.com/5kq63o
      Tuscaloosa News 8 June 2008

      **Alabama drummer sued by band mates
      http://tinyurl.com/5z6s3o
      Hollywood Reporter via Associated Press 8 June 2008

      **Crosses, messages tell story of Rice's faith
      Widow: 'The Lord told him to put crosses up'
      http://tinyurl.com/5jbe4v
      Prattville Progress 7 June 2008

      **JFK assassination a religious conspiracy, author says
      [Birmingham author Jim Douglass]
      http://tinyurl.com/3fbeub
      Birmingham News 7 June 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no entries this issue]


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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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      **alabamahistory related links
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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