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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-9 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 EVENTS
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      **Artist, Holocaust survivors share stories at reception
      [Exhibit at the hardin Center through April 21]
      [“Darkness into Life” photos & paintings by Becky Seitel & Mitzi J. Levin features 20 Ala. holocaust survivors]
      http://tinyurl.com/bwowa5
      Gadsden Times 9 March 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      ** Selma street renamed in honor of [J.L.] Chestnut
      http://tinyurl.com/bolb69
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 March 2009

      **Bridge Crossing Jubilee draws thousands
      http://tinyurl.com/dfocku
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 March 2009

      **First black school [in Baldwin Co.] to be remembered
      http://tinyurl.com/buvkyl
      Mobile Press-Register 8 March 2009

      **Booklet describes [Etowah] county in 1889
      http://tinyurl.com/bzb38v
      Gadsden Times 8 March 2009

      **Shoals Heritage: Lincoln had connections to area
      http://tinyurl.com/bzcxbu
      Flroence Times-Daily 8 March 2009

      **Pilgrimmage traces civil rights events
      http://tinyurl.com/c6qdz7
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 March 2009

      **Legacy Masquerade Gala benefits civil rights center
      [ National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African-American Culture at ASU]
      http://tinyurl.com/bjqpej
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 March 2009

      **T-shaped earthen structure preceded Moundville by more than 2,000 years
      http://tinyurl.com/aqlm8r
      Tuscaloosa News 7 March 2009

      ** U.S. lawmakers revist Birmingham civil rights landmarks en rout to Selma march
      http://tinyurl.com/d38xqx
      Birmingham News 7 March 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 9: http://tinyurl.com/blgydk
      March 8: http://tinyurl.com/bb5u8h 
      March 7: http://tinyurl.com/a3w4f2 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **
      1965 March 9- Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James J.

                Reeb, are attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma ,

                Alabama , while participating in a civil rights demonstration.

                Reeb will later die in a Birmingham , Alabama hospital.

       

      1871 March 9- Oscar De Priest is born in Florence , Alabama .  He will be the

                first [African-American] congressman elected from a northern state.  He will

                represent Illinois and be an active advocate for pensions for

                African American ex-slaves, lynching prevention, and civil

                rights improvements.

       

      1965 March 7- John Lewis leads a group of civil rights marchers across the

                Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma , Alabama , where they are attacked

                by Alabama state troopers and sheriff's deputies with tear gas

                and billy clubs.  This violent confrontation will be known as

                "Bloody Sunday," and will spark the historic Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **01-06-1927 - Jack Voorhies - Sheffield , AL - d. 3-4-2008 radio personality: (Voice of the Shoals) Created Luther Appleby and his mule Chilton
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #48
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


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      **CULTURE
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      ** Gadsden man [Eddie Floyd] turns sword into career
      http://tinyurl.com/clwhn9
      Gadsden Times 9 March 2009

      **Man’s passion yields 100 new grave markers [in Kentucky ]
      [Marion Couch of Colbert Co. makes them for relative and strangers]
      http://tinyurl.com/b9mk5f
      Florence Times-Daily 9 March 2009

      **Professor [Gary Mankey] creates art from metal
      UA physics professor’s photo wins contest
      http://tinyurl.com/cd2ew9
      Tuscaloosa News 9 March 2009

      **Mullins reunites with Gaither Vocal Band for reunion DVD
      [Gospel singer Buddy Mullins and pianist Gordon Mote have local ties.]
      http://tinyurl.com/dc7re9
      Gadsden Times 8 March 2009

      **[George Lindsey UNA] Film festival kicks off 12th year
      http://tinyurl.com/7nuty8
      Florence Times-Daily 7 March 2009

      **That Muscle Shoals Sound
      http://tinyurl.com/c9d9lz
      Tuscaloosa News 6 March 2009

      **Barnes & Noble Announces Discover Award Winners
      [Winner of the $10,000 Fiction Award was Gin Phillips for her novel The Well and the Mine; she is editor of the Birmingham Weekly.]
      http://tinyurl.com/b6povh
      GalleyCat/Media Bistro 5 March 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Blues musician] Willie King dies at 65
      http://tinyurl.com/azexeq
      Tuscaloosa News 9 March 2009

      **Grand Ole Opry member Hank Locklin dies in Ala.
      http://tinyurl.com/d4ty8r
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 March 2009


      ** Stockton native Davida Hastie dies [local historian and conservationist]
      http://tinyurl.com/bdlwbq
      Mobile Press-Register 8 March 2009

      **Birmingham-area philanthropist William Reynolds Ireland dies at 85
      http://tinyurl.com/ddfd2q
      Birmingham News 7 March 2009

      **Pleasant Grove police chief [Bill Waites] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/atka6n
      Birmingham News blog 7 March 2009

      ** Birmingham architect Ken Owens dies
      http://tinyurl.com/blx4ak
      Birmingham News blog 7 March 2009

      ** Huntingdon College benefactor [Mary Ellen] Bullard dies
      http://tinyurl.com/75kztj
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 March 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **
      Alabama - 21 new articles (924 total)
      http://tinyurl.com/2pkvg3
       
      Newspaper Abstracts



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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
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