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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-11 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 11, 2008
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material


      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....


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:




      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.





      ** Alabama History Community Calendar

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]

      ** Alabama Stories: Alabama Sharecroppers
      Friday, July 11, 2008 at 7:00PM Alabama Public Television

      Sharecropping has a long history throughout the world—and here in Alabama . Lori Cummings examines the history of sharecropping in our state, including interviews with and recollections from distinguished descendants of sharecroppers.

      **[Charles] Barkley featured on 'In My Own Words' [July 12, SportsSouth]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008

      **Veterans cemetery dedication this weekend [July 13 in Montevallo]

      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008

      **Weekend tribute set for [area singer, songwriter] Junior Thomas [July 13; Thomas died June 18]
      Mobile Press-Register 10 July 2008

      **“Trade with the Creek Indians” at Landmark Park ’s Heritage Forums. Landmark Park’s annual “Heritage Forums,” a series of guest speakers offering programs on state and local history, will continue on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. with “Trade with the Creek Indians,” presented by R.L. Lehmann. Lehmann is a retired military man who developed an interest in history in the late 1980s. He will be dressed as a Scottish trader for his presentation on trade with the Creek Indians and will display historical replicas of goods traded during that time period. Due to space limitations, registration is required. Programs take place each Sunday in July at 3 p.m. in the Interpretive Center at Landmark Park . Programs are free with paid admission to the park ($4 for adults, $3 for children 4-15, free for members and children 3 and under). Space is limited and reservations are required.  Other topics in the series include “The History of Longleaf Pine Forests in Alabama ” on July 20 and “Rosenwald Schools: A Benchmark in the History of Black Education” on July 27.  
      Landmark Park , home of the Alabama Agricultural Museum , is a 100-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan , Ala. For more information and to register for a program, contact the park at 334-794-3452. Holmes County Times Advertiser [ Cottondale , FL ] 10 July 2008

      Homegrown band to be at Concerts in the Park [July 14, Band of Moose]

      Huntsville Times 11 July 2008

      Library presenting Scarboro Collection [July 15]
      [Digitized historic photos by local photographer Bob Scarboro]
      Gadsden Times 11 July 2008

      Monroe County history Learn more about Monroe County historic places on July 23. The workshop includes a school bus tour of historic sites in Monroe County — a county that's older than the state of Alabama . The workshop is designed to give teachers and history enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about historical events and sites that focus on early Alabama history, including the Indian Territory era, pioneer settlement, the significance of the Federal Road , mill towns, and steamboat traffic on the Alabama River . The workshop will give teachers a chance to tour sites that are not accessible to the public. The tour will be from 8 a.m. to. 2 p.m. Meet at the Old Courthouse in downtown Monroeville at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact MCHM at (251) 575-7433 or mchm@... No charge for teacher workshop participation. All others: $20. Pensacola News Journal 10 July 2008

      **'Father of the Blues' [ Ala. native W.C. Handy] honored in music festival [July 18-26]
      Florence Times-Daily 10 July 2008

      Auburn Knights Orchestra to hold reunion [July 25-26, 78th anniversary]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008

      ASU center to hold artist exhibition [July 13-Sept. 30; several Montgomery Artist Consortium artists]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008


      **Rowdy Gaines master of pool, swimming trivia
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008

      **1987 July 11- Bo Jackson signs a $7.4 million contract to play football

      for the Los Angeles Raiders for five years. Jackson becomes

      a two-sport player as he continues to play baseball with

      the Kansas City Royals.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **2008 July 11: Actress, author, UA graduate Sela Ward is 52.
      [Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000688/ ]

      **Earnhardt drove 1982 Thunderbird but not as winner
      Birmingham News 10 July 2008

      **Ex-state trooper accused of 1965 slaying of Jimmie Lee Jackson slated for trial week of Oct. 20
      Birmingham News 10 July 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      July 11: http://tinyurl.com/5rsgoe
      July 10:
      Mobile Press-Register


      **UA flag finds new home in Alabama
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 July 2008

      **'Calling All Cooks' pared down to 'Best of Best'

      Recipes represent TelecomPioneers'  [of Alabama ] 'tasteful' favorites
      Huntsville Times 9 July 2008

      ** Birmingham chef Frank Stitt's second cookbook among new ones set for release
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008


      **[Dr.] Roland Harrison Ingram Jr. [obituary; physician and scientist; Ala. author]
      Birmingham News 9 July 2008


      **Forthcoming Book with Alabama Connection


      Davis, Hugh. The Making of James Agee. University of Tennessee Press, 2008
      [Agee wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men about Alabama sharecroppers.]


      ** Alabama History Community Calendar


      ** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories

      ** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      ** Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      ** Birmingham Rewound

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama ]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events

      **alabamahistory related links

      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:


      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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