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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 18-20 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 20, 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

      ** New plaque to mark historic site [June 28, for Chilton Co. Training School ]
      http://tinyurl.com/4jdsqz
      Clanton Advertiser 18 June 2008

      **"American Classics: Selected Photographs of Alabama by Walker Evans"
       will be on display at Auburn University 's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art through Aug. 23.
      http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.php


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      **HISTORY
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      **Marijuana found in long-sealed city safe [unused since 1971]
      http://tinyurl.com/5uodgk
      Mobile Press-Register 20 June 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY
      Alabama troops guarded border [with Mexico in 1916]
      http://tinyurl.com/6jqofz
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 June 2008

      **Fading away [old rock schoolhouse in Springville]
      http://tinyurl.com/4tjrgd
      St. Clair Times 19 June 2008

      **Fairhope's city safe to be opened today [built in 1867 and used until 1971]
      http://tinyurl.com/4vdwo4
      Mobile Press-Register 19 June 2008

      **Cemetery placed on historic register
      [ Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery , “burial ground for some of Montgomery ’s early pioneers”]
      http://tinyurl.com/6bpwq8
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 June 2008

      **1864 June 19: CSS " Alabama " sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg , France .
       
      1946 June 19: First TV sports spectacular - Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1864 June 19- In a famous duel between the USS Kearsage and the CSS

      Alabama off Cherbourg , France , a brave African American

      sailor, Joachim Pease, displays "marked coolness" and

      will win a Congressional Medal of Honor.  The CSS Alabama will be sunk.

       

      1936 June 19- Joe Louis is knocked out by Max Schmeling in the 12th

      round of their heavyweight boxing match. The German boxer

      earns his victory at Yankee Stadium in New York .

       

      1946 June 19- Joe Louis fights Billy Conn, in New York City , in the

      first championship prize fight to be televised.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b. 06-19-1915 - Pat Buttram - Addison , AL - d. 1-8-1994

      actor: (Sage of Winston County) "National Barn Dance"

      b. 06-20-1911 - Gail Patrick - Birmingham , AL - d. 7-6-1980

      actor: "The Dreft Star Playhouse"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #153

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      June 20: http://tinyurl.com/5g34qm
      June 19: http://tinyurl.com/4ztuvs
      Mobile Press-Register

       


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      **CULTURE
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      **Mobile filmmaker [Margaret Brown] plans hometown premiere of Mardi Gras documentary
      http://tinyurl.com/4g9ado
      Mobile Press-Register 19 June 2008


      **After years of rolling, iconic live oaks at Toomer's Corner set for tree surgery
      http://tinyurl.com/4je8m9
      Birmingham News 19 June 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **
      Linden mayor dies of cancer
      Pat Vice was buried with military honors
      http://tinyurl.com/58k8x3
      Tuscaloosa News 20 June 2008


      **Former Marion Military Institute professor dies [Marshall Knudsen]
      http://tinyurl.com/6afzyq
      Mobile Press-Register 20 June 2008


      **Linden mayor dies at 74

      Roy 'Pat' Vice had cancer, says a city official
      http://tinyurl.com/5xkxro
      Mobile Press-Register 19 June 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Harness, Cheryl. The Groundbreaking, Chance-taking Life of George Washington Carver and Science & Invention in America . Washington , D.C.: National Geographic, c2008 [Intended for a juvenile audience]

      Hemphill, Paul. A Tiger Walk Through History: The Complete Story of Auburn Football from 1892 to the Tuberville Era. University of Alabama Press, August 2008

      Kolchin, Peter. First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama ’s Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction. University of Alabama Press, October 2008

      Pasquill, Jr., Robert. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Alabama , 1933-1942: A Great and Lasting Good. University of Alabama Press, August 2008

       

      **Title: Call for Papers: South to a Queer Place : An Interdisciplinary Collection of Queer Lives and Southern      Sensibilities   Date: 2008-09-01
      Description: This call for proposals is for an interdisciplinary collection of narratives, tentatively entitled South to a Queer Place : An Interdisciplinary Collection of Queer Lives and Southern Sensibilities, set in the context of the queer South. Essays will be explorations of queer Southernness and Southern.. 
      Contact: ruwhitlock@...
      Announcement ID: 162693
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=162693


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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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      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]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm

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