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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-9 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

      **Pam King to sign copies of new book July 10
      [
      a history of Operation New Birmingham]
      http://main.uab.edu/Sites/reporter/48438
      UAB
      eReporter 1 July 2008

      **Center to host sacred harp music [talk on July 10]
      Frances Robb will present a free discussion at noon Thursday on "Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons" at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, 217 E. Tuscaloosa St. Participants are invited to bring a sack lunch. The presentation will focus on north Alabama and the Denson family, which has fostered this music from 1884 to the present. The discussion is part of the 2008-09 Alabama Humanities Foundation "Road Scholars" program that brings scholars and the public together to explore various topics. For details, call 760-6379.
      Florence Times-Daily 9 July 2008

      **” Alabama and the Great War: A Symposium on World War I”:  July 25-26, Montgomery
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ww1symposium/main.html

      **Leeds Depot ready for folk art, John Henry festival [September 20-21]
      http://tinyurl.com/6gmfmh
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Abandoned Cemetery south of Alabaster is moved
      http://tinyurl.com/56ogrk
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008

      **Prospectors can search for specks, nuggets, even the motherload right here in Alabama
      Amateur prospectors can dig, pan, dredge for the real stuff
      [Includes some of the long history of gold mining in Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/6f8w32
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008

      **Hall of Fame unveils Dale Earnhardt car from 1983, a rare blue-and-yellow No.15 Thunderbird
      http://tinyurl.com/6l4o74
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008


      **Wiggins were prominent family in Madison history
      http://tinyurl.com/5lde58
      Huntsville Times 9 July 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY: First governor replaced by brother
      http://tinyurl.com/5p6up7
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 July 2008

      **2006 July 9-Milan B. Williams, one of the original members of the Rhythm &

      Blues group, The Commodores, joins the ancestors at the

      University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ,

      Texas, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 58.

      He was one of the founding members of the Commodores,

      which formed in 1968 while all the members were in college at

      Tuskegee Institute in Alabama . The group, whose best known

      member was singer Lionel Richie, had a series of hits during

      the 1970s and 1980s, including "Brick House," "Easy" and

      "Three Times A Lady." He wrote the band's first hit, "Machine Gun."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **1997 July 9: Mike Tyson was banned from boxing and fined $3 million for biting [ Ala. native] Evander Holyfield’s ear.

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      July 9: http://tinyurl.com/5qq4t8
      July 8: http://tinyurl.com/639457
      Mobile Press-Register 8 July 2008

      **Fendall [Hall] offers youth ‘hands-on’ learning
      http://tinyurl.com/65vvn2
      Eufaula Tribune 7 July 2008

      **Former Tide gymnast [Terin Humphrey] inducted into USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/63kdyn
      Tuscaloosa News 7 July 2008

      **1906 July 7: Satchel Paige, baseball great and Mobile native, is born.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satchel_Paige

      **Act now to save Old Mobile site [opinion piece]
      http://tinyurl.com/6rrsse
      Mobile Press-Register 6 July 2008

      **b. 06-20-1911 - Gail Patrick - Birmingham , AL - d. 7-6-1980
      actor: "The Dreft Star Playhouse"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #169
      http://lists.oldradio.net/
      [Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0665850/ ]

      **Tea room mixes history, hometown goodness
      [In the Smith-Byrd house in Prattville ; built ca. 1890]
      http://tinyurl.com/5u79on
      Prattville Progress 4 July 2008

      **Voice of the theatre
      Bringing the Lyric back to life
      http://tinyurl.com/6pgzq7
      Birmingham Weekly 3 July 2008

      **Thousands of Rosa Parks' personal items to be auctioned
      Detroit judge asks N.Y. house to find buyer for thousands of the civil rights pioneer's belongings
      http://tinyurl.com/6ecabd
      Chicago Tribune 3 July 2008

      **b. 07-03-1919 - Fred Maddox - Boaz , AL - d. 10-29-1992
      bass: "Maddox Family Band"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #166
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **1937 July 2: Polly Holliday, actor (Alice) and Jasper native, is born.
      Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0391072/


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      **CULTURE
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      **Young Homewood authors' book distributed to global audience
      http://tinyurl.com/6a2alh
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008

      **UAB's Gospel Choir popular on XM Radio
      http://tinyurl.com/5oewh6
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008

      **Singer [Robert Huffman] earns New York trip
      Local musician will compete to perform at Yankee Stadium
      http://tinyurl.com/6cxzuw
      Tuscaloosa News 7 July 2008

      **'Dorean Lives'
      Birmingham band's name a tribute to member's lost love
      http://tinyurl.com/6a5fux
      Gadsden Times 4 July 2008

      ** Birmingham band Wild Sweet Orange gets national attention [& other Ala. music news]
      http://tinyurl.com/6xb8sd
      Birmingham News 4 July 2008

      **Retired Birmingham officer's [Teresa Thorne] film, "Six Blocks Wide,' alters view of world
      http://tinyurl.com/554o8k
      Birmingham News 1 July 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **Civic figure Dick Miller dies
      http://tinyurl.com/6hytlo
      Mobile Press-Register 9 July 2008

      **Dr. Christopher S. Frings [PhD in clinical chemistry; Alabama author]
      http://tinyurl.com/653hkf [obituary]
      Birmingham News 6 July 2008



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

       

      Chaffin, Tom. The H.L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy. Hill & Wang: Farrar, October 2008
      [The submarine was built in Mobile .]

       

      Parkhurst, Brooke. Belle in the Big Apple. Scribner, 2008 [Belle Lee, main character in this novel, is from Mobile .]




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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]
      ajwright@...

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