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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 30 June-7 July & 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

      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
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      **Moundville's big dig
      Archaeologists examine site around museum before planned renovations
      http://tinyurl.com/69b2cq
      Tuscaloosa News 7 July 2008

      **2008 July 7: Alabama country singer Charlie Louvin turns 81.

      **[ Alabama ] Trail recounts quest for civil rights
      http://tinyurl.com/6qrty9
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 July 2008

      **Civil rights movement history project gathers interviews for proposed play
      http://tinyurl.com/6f84p8
      Birmingham News 5 July 2008

      **Black history trail practical idea, for both local tourism, remembrance [in Limestone County ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5a85gm
      Athens News-Courier 5 July 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY: Anti-KKK editorials won Pulitzer [in 1928]
      http://tinyurl.com/668bfk
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 July 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY
      Mobile man fought yellow fever
      http://tinyurl.com/6nw93p
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 July 2008

      **[Dennis] Murphy uses GPS to document old cemeteries
      http://tinyurl.com/5ox6eh
      Andalusia Star-News 1 July 2008


      **Marengo County announces sports hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/3p92cf
      Tuscaloosa News 1 July 2008

      **1990 July 6- Jesse Owens is honored on a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal

           Service. Owens was a four-time Olympic gold medal winner

           in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin .

       

      1881 July 4- Tuskegee Institute opens in Tuskegee , Alabama , with Booker

           T. Washington as its first president.

       

      1892 July 4- Arthur George Gaston is born in a log cabin, built by his

           grandparents, former slaves, in Marengo County, Alabama,

           near Demopolis.  He will drop out of school after the

           tenth grade and will become one of the most successful

           proponents of Booker T. Washington's brand of capitalism. 

           A Washington disciple as a child, Gaston became a self-made

           millionaire and one of the richest African American men in

           America in the 1950s.  His many businesses thrived on the

           social separateness legislated by the Jim Crow laws in

           segregated Alabama . Gaston will make it his personal

           mission to urge African Americans to seek "green power," a

           term he remembered Washington using. His quiet role in the

           civil right movement was also noted, saying once that

           African Americans needed a Martin Luther King, Jr. of

           economics to fire them up the way King had about

           integration.  Gaston made the following statement that

           summed up his position on economic empowerment for people

           of color -- "It doesn't do any good to arrive at first-

           class citizenship, if you arrive broke."  He will live to

           the age of 103.

       

      1961 July 1- Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is born in Birmingham , Alabama .

           He will be raised in Willingboro , New Jersey .  He will become

           an athlete who will win 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during

           his career (1984 to 1996), and 8 World Championship gold

           medals, and 1 bronze (1983 to 1993). He will become only the

           third Olympian to win four consecutive titles in an individual

           event. 

      1958 June 30-Alabama courts fined the NAACP $ 100,000 for contempt, for refusing to divulge membership.  The U.S. Supreme Court will reverse the decision.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **Tuscaloosa Horns known for solid performances
      http://tinyurl.com/5z8jjt
      Tuscaloosa News 6 July 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      Hundreds pay last respects to Tuskegee Airman [Chuck Dryden]
      http://tinyurl.com/65h9sy
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2 July 2008

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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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      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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