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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-28 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 28, 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

      **Dr. Alexander Nunn Historical Marker Dedication [August 3, 4pm]
      Lee County Historical Society Museum
      6500 Stage Road [Hwy 14], Loachapoka 334-502-8313

       


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      **HISTORY
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      **WAVES veteran [Francis Phelps] joins honor flight to World War II memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/6o7ohs
      Birmingham News 28 July 2008


      **Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section musicians say being white surprised many who heard their music
      http://tinyurl.com/5wb4j3
      Florence Times-Daily 28 July 2008

      **Historians seek to restore Northport cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/6cor8t
      Tuscaloosa News 28 July 2008

      **Sampson’s [William] Rufus King was worthy of vice-presidency
      http://tinyurl.com/6qbxeh
      Sampson Independent [ Clinton NC ] 27 July 2008

      **A blast from the past [the newspaper’s 125th anniversary]
      http://tinyurl.com/58lod3
      Anniston Star 27 July 2008

      **'Source of pride' [UA football team in the 1920s and 1930s]
      http://tinyurl.com/5fl2wv
      Mobile Press-Register 27 July 2008

      **Symposium spotlights WWI [in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6a4bhq
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 July 2008

      **Chickasaw changes: Current and former residents reflect on days gone by
      http://tinyurl.com/6xpkxn
      Mobile Press-Register 27 July 2008

      **1937 July 27- Woodie King, Jr. is born in Baldwin Springs , Alabama . He
              will attend high school in Detroit and go on to attend
              Leman College in New York and earn his M.F.A. from Brooklyn
              College. In 1965, he will join Mobilization for Youth,
              where he will spend the next five years working as the
              cultural director. In 1970, he will found the New Federal
              Theatre and the National Black Touring Circuit in New York
              City, where he will be producing director. He will produce
              shows both on and off Broadway, and will directed
              performances across the country in venues like the New York
              Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Center Stage of
              Baltimore and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. His work will
              earn him numerous nominations and awards, including a 1988
              NAACP Image Award for his direction of "Checkmates"
              (featuring Denzel Washington and 1993 Audelco Awards for
              Best Director and Best Play for his production of "Robert
              Johnson: Trick The Devil." He will also receive an Obie
              Award for Sustained Achievement. He will have an honorary
              doctorate in humane letters conferred by Wayne State
              University and a doctorate of fine arts by the College of
              Wooster . In addition to his directing and producing of
              theater, he will find time to write extensively about it.
              He will contribute to numerous magazines, such as "Black
              World," "Variety" and "The Tulane Drama Review," and will
              also write a number of books.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 

      **History for sale [Clemens House, built in 1825]
      http://tinyurl.com/6onxto
      Huntsville Times 26 July 2008

      **Maxwell marks racial history
      http://tinyurl.com/5hr6wj
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 July 2008

      **Slavery lived on well past what other history books wrote
      [Commentary on book by Douglas Blackmon, Atlanta bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, is the author of a compelling new book, "Slavery by Another Name"; includes Alabama material]
      http://tinyurl.com/5c9b7u
      Detroit Free-Press 26 July 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      July 28: http://tinyurl.com/5o3gbf
      July 27: http://tinyurl.com/5v7nog 
      July 26: http://tinyurl.com/5w5cwk 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 07-26-1914 - Erskine Hawkins - Birmingham , AL - d. 11-11-1992 bandleader: "Apollo Concerts"; "Big Band Themes on the Air" [radio shows]
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #183
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Eufaula’s Shorter Mansion To Stay Open
      http://tinyurl.com/5ltjxw
      WRBL-TV [ Columbus GA ] 25 July 2008

      **Rosa Parks' possessions show a lifelong faith in God
      http://tinyurl.com/6ohtl9
      Dallas Morning News 25 July 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **British teens to visit conservative christian Southern household [in Hoover ] for BBC reality show
      http://tinyurl.com/5ewzv6
      Birmingham News 28 July 2008

      **Good ol' boys will be boys
      Former reporter's Appalachian family tale offers little deliverance for the womenfolk
      {review of Rick Bragg, The Prince of Frogtown]
      http://tinyurl.com/6zc2bp
      Toronto Star 27 July 2008

      **Local writer [Bill Finch, garden columnist for Press-Register] to address Unitarians
      http://tinyurl.com/6xxwjh
      Mobile Press-Register 27 July 2008

      **Local authors to address world panel in Costa Rica
      [Including children's authors Aileen Kilgore Henderson and her daughter Anne Weston]
      http://tinyurl.com/67g5tb
      Tuscaloosa News 27 July 2008

      **[W.C.] Handy revelers bring touch of Mardi Gras to downtown
      http://tinyurl.com/65wfwg
      Florence Times-Daily 27 July 2008

      **State loses film deals without incentives
      http://tinyurl.com/5s4c4l
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 July 2008

      **Video: Gee's Bend quilters turn necessity into works of art
      http://tinyurl.com/57fara
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 July 2008

      **LuLu's owner Lucy Buffett to appear on 'Today' show
      http://tinyurl.com/624snb
      Mobile Press-Register 26 July 2008

      **New guide to Birmingham hot spots to debut Tuesday
      http://tinyurl.com/5gpvtw
      Birmingham News 26 July 2008

      **Area churches keep shape-note singing alive
      http://tinyurl.com/5v3uy4
      Tuscaloosa News 26 July 2008

      **[ Birmingham band] Wild Sweet Orange gets its juices flowing
      http://tinyurl.com/6ndyuy
      Birmingham News 25 July 2008

      **[W.C. Handy] Festival's a time to see old friends
      http://tinyurl.com/5ls569
      Florence Times-Daily 25 July 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **Local psychiatrist [Dr. Barry C.] Amyx dies at 56
      http://tinyurl.com/6zte7w
      Mobile Press-Register 26 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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      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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