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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 4-6 August & 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. 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 newspaper or magazine 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

      **Alabamian vies for top honor on TV dance show
      [Stephen Boss on “So You Think You Can Dance”, August 7]
      http://tinyurl.com/655e26
      Tuscaloosa News 5 August 2008

      **APT documentary on Sunday takes a look 'Backstage' [August 10]
      [About The Whole Backstage community theater group in Guntersville]
      http://tinyurl.com/5v2lvw
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2008

      **Self-taught artist Annie T's work on view at SAC's Gallery [in August]
      [She is one of artist Mose Tolliver’s 13 children]
      http://tinyurl.com/5smlfv
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2008

      **Education Briefs
      “A film by Jay Cofield , associate professor of mass communication at the University of Montevallo , has been accepted into the 2008 Rome International Film Festival in Rome , Ga. The documentary, "The Anagama Kilncast," features the May 2007 firing of UM's anagama kiln, which was captured by Cofield and UM students in order to produce a live webcast series of the special event. The film will be shown Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in the Rome Forum.”
      Birmingham News 6 August 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **History buff's collection sparks project for library [Denise Wright; Irondale history]
      http://tinyurl.com/64tb3h

      Birmingham News 6 August 2008

      **Birmingham Council votes to sell Quinlan Castle [built in 1927] to SRI
      http://tinyurl.com/5bnenq
      Birmingham News 6 August 2008

      **Upgrade sought for Bryce Hospital 's historical designation
      http://tinyurl.com/65o3u2
      Tuscaloosa News 6 August 2008

      **Drug store's legacy lives on at museum
      [Dean Drug Store, Troy U. ’s Rosa Parks Library and Museum]
      http://tinyurl.com/6jolyv
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2008

      **Author Used Economics Savvy to Find Hidden Slavery
      The Wall Street Journal's Atlanta bureau chief, Douglas Blackmon, wrote Slavery by Another Name to chronicle the often unheard-of continued enslavement of African-Americans from the Civil War through World War II. “ [includes Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5wt6wu
      TheStreet.com 5 August 2008

      **[Konrad] Dannenberg gets a piece of Mars for his [96th] birthday
      [Dannenberg is an original member of Von Braun’s rocket team]
      http://tinyurl.com/5sy6tl
      Huntsville Times 5 August 2008

      **[Marietta Johnson] Museum continues to highlight Organic School 's history
      http://tinyurl.com/6ked4y
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2008

      **Oh, the places you can go (for free!) [in Mobile ; many historical]
      http://tinyurl.com/56jsjd
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2008


      **Southern Research Institute offers city of Birmingham $400,000 for Quinlan Castle [built in 1927]
      http://tinyurl.com/5pvjkm
      Birmingham News 5 August 2008

      **Alabama Folk School [in Double Springs] teaches ancestors' arts, crafts
      http://tinyurl.com/5jswrb
      Birmingham News 5 August 2008

      **Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford to present plans for Birmingham Civil Rights Trail
      Wants to bring tourists to the heart of movement
      http://tinyurl.com/5jkqxk
      Birmingham News 5 August 2008

      ** ALABAMA HISTORY
      Guardsmen fired for the draft [in WWI]
      http://tinyurl.com/5kupfr
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2008

      **Prosecutor in civil rights shooting case [Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965] wants another shooting by defendant to be part of trial
      http://tinyurl.com/5uljuh
      Birmingham News 5 August 2008

      ** Hearing postponed in 1965 slaying [of Jimmie Lee Jackson] trial
      http://tinyurl.com/5gcakr
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2008

      **1864 August 6: Ft. Powell , Mobile Bay , evacuated by Rebels.

      1864 August 5: Battle of Mobile Bay , Alabama .
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1994 August 6- In Wedowee , Alabama , an apparent arson fire destroys

           Randolph County High School , which had been the focus of

           tensions over the principal's stand against interracial

           dating.

       

      1984 August 6- Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in the

           Summer Olympics.

       

      1965 August 6- The Voting Rights Act is signed by President Lyndon B.

           Johnson in the same room that Abraham Lincoln signed the

           Emancipation Proclamation.  Rosa Parks, Martin Luther

           King, Jr., and a host of others witness the signing of

           the act, which suspends the use of literary tests and

           calls for federal examiners to ensure fair elections in

           the South.

      1952 August 6- Satchel Paige, at age 46, becomes the oldest pitcher to

           complete a major-league baseball game.  Paige, pitching

           for the Cleveland Indians, shuts out the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in a 12-inning game.

      1936 August 5- Jesse Owens wins his third gold medal by running a 200-
           meter race in 20.7 seconds at the Olympic Games held in
           Berlin , Germany .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      August 6: http://tinyurl.com/5paqem
      August 5: http://tinyurl.com/68em26
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 04-15-1918 - John Baragrey - Haleyville, AL - d. 8-4-1975
      actor: "X Minus One"; "There Is No Night"; "CBS Radio Mystery Theatre"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #190
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


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      **CULTURE
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      **Birmingham chef Scott Berg grew up eating fine food; no wonder he wrote the book on it
      http://tinyurl.com/6a9lj5
      Birmingham News 6 August 2008


      **Chandler and Jane Paris Smith do what they can to keep Birmingham arts scene active
      http://tinyurl.com/6p8fdn
      Birmingham News 5 August 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Realtor Jorge Subirats dies at age 59

      Native of Cuba resided in Mobile for 36 years, was prominent participant in community activities
      http://tinyurl.com/5axxlm
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Don Keith [UA graduate; author]
      http://www.donkeith.com/index.php?p=3

      ** Alabama Folk School
      http://www.campmcdowell.com/FolkSchool/

      **Capitol Book [Montgomery] Blog
      http://www.capitolbook.blogspot.com/

      ** Sun Ra: 'Cosmic Swing'
      http://tinyurl.com/5qbnl4
      National Public Radio 31 October 2007

      **The Mysteries of Mr. [Sun] Ra [interview]
      http://tinyurl.com/6mh4kl
      The Wire [ United Kingdom ] #78 August 1990

      **Truman Capote is Dead at 59; Novelist of Style and Clarity
      http://tinyurl.com/2aku62
      New York Times 26 August 1984

      **Reviewed for H-AmIndian by Tyler Boulware

          Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Robbie Ethridge, eds.  _Light on the Path:

          The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians_ .

          Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2006.  xi + 283 pp.

          $60.00 (cloth),$34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-1500-9,978-0-8173-

          5287-5.

      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=256021217785912


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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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      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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