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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 2-6 March & 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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      **March 1-31, Southern Literary Trail
      http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/  

       

      **March 13-14, Writing Today, Birmingham-Southern College
      http://www.bsc.edu/events/writing-today/index.htm  

       

      **March 28, Alabama Bound, Birmingham Public Library
      http://www.alabamabound.org/  

       

      **April 16-17, Montevallo Literary Festival, University of Montevallo
      http://www.montevallo.edu/english/mlf/  

       

      **April 18, 9 am-5 pm, The Alabama Book Festival, Old Alabama Town, Montgomery
      http://www.alabamabookcenter.org/  

      **"To Kill a Mockingbird" tickets still available
      [Performances in Monroeville in late April, early May]
      http://tinyurl.com/d3bs38
      Montogmery Advertiser 5 March 2009

       

      **April 30-May 2, The Alabama Writers Symposium, Alabama Southern Community College, Monroeville
      http://www.ascc.edu/?DivisionID='678'  



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      **HISTORY
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      **Davis Cup is just latest chapter in Birmingham tennis history
      http://tinyurl.com/8bfzvf
      Birmingham News 6 March 2009

      **[Alabama] Cave home to one of world's rarest fish
      http://tinyurl.com/bn6t9k
      Florence Times-Daily 6 March 2009

      **Pride of Perry County
      Coretta Scott King inducted into state women's hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/bq793a
      Tuscaloosa News 6 March 2009

      **Civil rights icon, west Ala. native [Coretta Scott] King honored
      http://tinyurl.com/ajcebx
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 March 2009

      **Education Briefs
      “Lowe's provided a $1 million grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to save 15 "Rosenwald schools" from permanent disrepair. Rosenwald schools are the result of a rural school building program for African-Americans 1918-32. Two of the schools are in Alabama: Emory/Tunstall School in Greensboro and Shiloh Rosenwald School in Notasulga.”
      Birmingham News 5 March 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 6:
      http://tinyurl.com/8luuho 
      March 5:
      http://tinyurl.com/cva6of
      Mobile Press-Register

      **NAACP official [Julian] Bond leads tour of area civil rights sites
      http://tinyurl.com/bbyson
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 March 2009

      **Woman [Debbie Harris] Uncovers Military History
      [Dog tag & emblem of Robert Glasgow, Blue Angel pilot; aircraft downed in 1958]
      http://tinyurl.com/abp2e4
      WKRG-TV 3 March 2009

      **USA remembers history professor of 40 years
      [Dr. Joseph A. Nigota, who died February 20]
      http://tinyurl.com/b44u89
      Vanguard [USA] 2 March 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Birmingham-Southern College students' barbecue project lands them airtime on Fox this weekend
      http://tinyurl.com/9ka26j
      Birmingham News 6 March 2009


      **Finding home: New drama by ‘Gee’s Bend’ playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder opens
      [Play “The Furniture of Home” is set in Bayou La Batre one year after Hurricane Katrina]
      http://tinyurl.com/c969n7
      Mobile Press-Register 5 March 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Alabama philanthropist William R. Ireland dead
      http://tinyurl.com/8tyy4n
      Birmingham News blog 6 March 2009

      **Jackson politician, civil rights leader J.W. Andrews Jr. dies
      http://tinyurl.com/dke3pn
      Mobile Press-Register 5 March 2009

      **John b. Waterman II, grandson of shipping company founder, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/alb5a9
      Mobile Press-Register 5 March 2009

      **Playwright, screenwriter Horton Foote dies
      Won an Oscar for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ adaptation
      [New York Times article on Foote:
      http://tinyurl.com/bos63q ]
      http://tinyurl.com/d7lu2p
      Hollywood Reporter 4 March 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **AM Garner: Talking in Accents
      [Blog of Alabama author Anita Miller Garner]
      http://amgarner.blogspot.com/  

      **
      URL: http://piercelevel.blogspot.com/

      TITLE: PIERCE Level

      DESCRIPTION: PIERCE Level family history blog takes its name from an area near the town of Wilmer in western Mobile County, Alabama. So many PIERCE family members setteled in the region that it became known as PIERCE Level. This blog follows the ancestors and descendants of Napoleon Bonaparte 'Bonie' PIERCE (1880-1964) and Julia Lavinia MOODY(1886-1965) and the families related to them. It also looks at the region's rural life and history.


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      **USEFUL LINKS
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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

      **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, History of Anesthesia Section 

      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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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