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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-13 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 13, 2009
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material


      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....

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:




      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.



      **Mid-South Chapter/Railway and Locomotive Historical Society meeting
      Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m. at the Historic Leeds Depot
      Eric McFerrin will speak on “Red Mountain Ore Mines and Railroads”
      Info: Marvin Clemons
      mclemons@... or 205-836-3457

      **Jerry Brown: Alabama Folk Artist
      Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 6:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      Jerry Brown carries forward an unbroken tradition of Southern stoneware pottery that has been in his family for nine generations. Jerry and his wife, Sandra, run a small scale family operation. He still uses a mule to power his clay mill. He continues to use the old glazes - Albany slip, Bristol and ash - producing many of the old traditional shapes, including churns, pitchers and the face jugs that the Brown family has been making since the turn of the century. His work is a testimony to the vitality and continuity of the Southern pottery tradition. Jerry was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship in 1992 and has received numerous merit awards.

      **Exhibits pay homage to music culture [through May 8]
      Florence Times-Daily 12 March 2009


      **[Florence City] Cemetery earns historic status
      Florence Times-Daily 13 March 2009

      **Sign links singer with local roots [Street sign to honor Dinah Washington]
      Tuscaloosa News 13 March 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 13:
      March 12:
      Mobile Press-Register

      **BGA [Birmingham Golf Assoc.] Hall of Fame seeks to regain relevancy
      Birmingham News 12 March 2009 p3C

      **Alabama senior citizens reminisce about now defunct buck Creek textile mill where many used to work and which will be site for new senior center
      Birmingham News 11 March 2009

      **1918 March 13- John Rhoden is born in Birmingham, Alabama.  An art student who
              will study with Richmond Barthe' and at Talledega College,
              Rhoden's sculptures will have strong romantic and classical
              elements.  He will receive commissions for Harlem Hospital and
              Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, exhibit his work at
              the Atlanta University annuals, the Art Institute of Chicago,
              and the Whitney Museum and be represented in museums in the
              United States and Europe.  Among his major works will be
              "Safari," "Eve," and "Quarter Horse."


      1999 March 13- [Ala. native] Evander Holyfield, the WBA and IBF champion, and Lennox Lewis,
              the WBC champion, keep their respective titles after fighting
              to a controversial draw in New York.


      1861 March 11- The Confederate Congress, meeting in Montgomery, Alabama,

            adopts a constitution which declares that the passage of any

            "law denying or impairing the right of property in Negro

            slaves is prohibited."


      1926 March 11- Ralph David Abernathy is born in Linden, Alabama.  He will

            become a famed minister, civil rights advocate, and confidant

            of Martin Luther King, Jr.  After King's assassination, he

            will become the president of the Southern Christian

            Leadership Conference and write an autobiography that will

            attract widespread criticism for his comments on King's

            alleged womanizing.
      FROM: Today in Black History


      **Legislature approves incentives for Movie industry
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 March 2009

      **Wilder’s play tells touching story
      [Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s “The Furniture of Home,” set in Bayou LaBatre after Hurricane Katrina]
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 March 2009


      **Funeral Sunday for Ala. blues artist Willie King
      Gadsden Times 12 March 2009

      **Locklin, Hank [long obituary for the country singer]
      Birmingham News 11 March 2009

      **Willie King, Bluesman, Is Dead at 65
      New York Times 10 March 2009


      **Alabama Genealogical & Local History Resources at RootsWeb

      **Southern author Cassandra King visits Pelham library
      [Novelist King is an Alabama native & graduated from the University of Montevallo]
      Pelham City News March 2009, p. 19

      **Alabama History Community Calendar

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]


      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      **Birmingham Rewound

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events

      **alabamahistory related links

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:


      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]

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