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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 22-25 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 2 , Jul 25, 2008
      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/ONGOING 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

      **Ensley gearing up for annual Function in the Junction festival [July 26]
      “The 23nd annual event is a celebration of Ensley's musical heritage and the late jazz musician Erskine Hawkins, a native son who composed the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction." This year the festival falls on what would have been Hawkins' 94th birthday. “
      http://tinyurl.com/5mddsp
      Birmingham News 24 July 2008

      ** Old Alabama Town celebrates crafts, traditions at Saturday event
      http://tinyurl.com/6eo8ly
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 July 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Cable show American Greed' to examine HealthSouth fraud, Richard Scrushy
      Program will also examine Scrushy
      http://tinyurl.com/6fkyr5
      Birmingham News 25 July 2008

      **[Triana Historical] Society honors Buffalo Soldier [Daniel Beadle]
      http://tinyurl.com/6bhze8
      Huntsville Times 24 July 2008

      **[Steve] Bickers’ name well-known in collecting arena [in Gadsden ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5c3mww
      Gadsden Times 24 July 2008

      **1937 July 24: Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1972 July 25- The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, where African Americans were used as guinea pigs in syphilis experiments for 40 years, is admitted to by U.S. government health officials.

      1908 July 24- Charles Melvin "Cootie" Williams is born in Mobile , Alabama . He will become an American jazz and Rhythm and Blues trumpeter. He will be known for his renditions of "Echoes of Harlem," "Concerto for Cootie," and "Carelessly." He also will lead his own group, The Cootie Williams Sextet and Orchestra, performing "Tess' Torch Song" and "Cherry Red Blues." He will rise to prominence as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra, with which he will perform from 1929 to 1940. He will also record his own sessions during this time, both freelance and with other Ellington sidemen. In 1940 he will join Benny Goodman's orchestra and in 1941 will form his own orchestra. Over the years he will employ Charlie Parker, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Bud Powell, Eddie Vinson, and other important young players. He will begin to play more Rhythm and Blues in the late 1940s. In the 1950s he will tour with small groups and fall into obscurity. In 1962 he will rejoin Duke Ellington and stay with the orchestra until 1974, after Ellington's death. He will be renowned for his use of the plunger mute, and is reputed to have inspired Wynton Marsalis's use of it. He will join the ancestors on September 15, 1985 in New York City .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      July 24: http://tinyurl.com/6eqk7y
      July 24: http://tinyurl.com/5s5wme
      Mobile Press-Reister
       
      **International publication to feature Gaineswood
      http://tinyurl.com/5uylyg
      Demopolis Times 22 July 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **A Mardi Gras Story in Black and White
      [Review of The Order of Myths, documentary about Mardi Gras in Mobile ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6293d9
      New York Times 25 July 2008

      **Kelli Johnson celebrates debut of full-length CD
      http://tinyurl.com/5oantf
      Gadsden Times 25 July 2008

      **A taste of Wild Organe
      A Birmingham band hits the big time
      http://tinyurl.com/5t2d6j
      Birmingham Weekly 24 July 2008

      **Local poet [Zandra McMillan] celebrates new CD
      http://tinyurl.com/6cqf96
      Mobile Press-Register 24 July 2008

      **Unlocking the arts [Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project]
      http://tinyurl.com/6gzq7y
      Auburn Villager 24 July 2008

      **’ Alabama is who I am’ says comedienne Heather Le Roy
      http://tinyurl.com/6grxxp
      Galway [ Ireland ] Advertiser 24 July 2008

      **She Says It’s True, Her Memoir of Forging
      [Review of Lee Israel’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, about her recent career as a literary forger; one of her previous books is a biography of Tallulah Bankhead]
      http://tinyurl.com/6pykz4
      New York Times 24 July 2008

      **Artist Wade Wharton guilty, but not upset
      http://tinyurl.com/6cj4yx
      Huntsville Times blog 23 July 2008

      **A collection Alabama can proudly call its own
      [Gather Up Our Voices: Selected Writings from Recipients of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama 's Distinguished Writer 1998-2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ffs92
      Mobile Press-Register 20 July 2008

      **FALLEN WARRIOR: Mother [Robin Mallard] channels grief into book about her son
      http://tinyurl.com/595jdn
      Tuscaloosa News 14 July 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Dr. Ira Myers, ex-state health officer [1963-1986], dies
      http://tinyurl.com/5pxsa6
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 July 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      ** Birmingham 's 5 Points South Neighborhood-History
      http://www.giphter.com/fivepoints/79-history-of-five-points


      **Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Norrell, Robert J. Up from History: Booker T. Washington and the Burden of Race in America . Harvard University Press, January 2009

       

      Owen, Randy. Born Country: My Life in Alabama —How Faith, Family and Music Brought Me Home. HarperOne, November 2008

       

      Patterson, Richard. Eclipse. Henry Holt, January 2009 [Forthcoming novel from the prolific UAB graduate]

       

      ** Salem , J.J. Sex, Sighs, and Jackie Collins: How the queen of the Hollywood novel made me a writer. Publishers Weekly 14 July 2008 http://tinyurl.com/65xsle  [ Salem is a UA graduate.]


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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
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