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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 15-19 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 19, 2009
      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....

      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.


      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


      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **March 20, 7 pm, Vox Equinox with the Big Table Poets
      Samford University Christenberry Planetarium
      http://www.churndashpress.com/

      **March 20 7 pm, Mobile 's Literary Gumbo, Oakleigh Historic House http://www.southernliterarytrail.org

      **March 21, 5 pm, The Eugene Walter Literary Dinner, The Pillars Restaurant, Mobile , http://www.southernliterarytrail.org

      **March 22, 2 pm, Company K film, The Crescent Theater, Mobile , http://www.southernliterarytrail.org

      ** Selma cemetery tour reanimates history [March 20-21]
      http://tinyurl.com/chy6rr
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 March 2009

      **History is alive in Dallas County [March 20-21]
      http://tinyurl.com/d8luxz
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 March 2009

      **Willie Mays to visit hometown of Fairfield Saturday [Mar. 21] for kickoff of Willie Mays Park renovation project
      http://tinyurl.com/d3p7km
      Birmingham News 18 March 2009

      ** Gadsden Museum of Art & History reopens with a celebration of young artists [through April 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/cngw25
      Gadsden Messenger 17 March 2009


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      ** Fort Gaines listed among nation’s top 10 endangered Civil War sites
      http://tinyurl.com/cw78m9
      Mobile Press-Register 19 March 2009

      ** West Lake mall’s owner dreams of revival in Bessemer [Mall opened in 1970; soon to be empty]
      http://tinyurl.com/cgqbn2
      Birmingham News 19 March 2009

      **Youth group studying civil rights thanks the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth on his 87th birthday at BCRI
      http://tinyurl.com/c3h3nx
      Birmingham News 19 March 2009

      **Veteran photographer Robert O. Johnson retiring
      [ Albertville ’s Robert O. Photography Studio opened in 1908 by father, J. Willie Johnson]
      http://tinyurl.com/d53spg
      Gadsden Times 18 March 2009

      **’Ol’ Blue’ was prominent city pioneer [Robert Thompson of Madison ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dlpdxz
      Huntsville Times 18 March 2009

      **Noodle’s Stop & Shop, at the same location since 1956, still pretty much the same old Noodle’s
      http://tinyurl.com/cx743x
      Birmingham News 18 March 2009

      **Former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington shares memories from his book with Kiwanis Club
      http://tinyurl.com/dnlq9u
      Birmingham News 18 March 2009

      **Taking care of Pinson’s past [ Red Hill Cemetery ]
      http://tinyurl.com/d3uumo
      Birmingham News 18 March 2009

      ** Rosa Parks Museum launches membership program
      http://tinyurl.com/deqnsz
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 March 2009

      **1941 March 18- Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville , Alabama .  He will become

                Rhythm & Blues singer and will begin his career as the lead

                tenor with The Falcons ("I Found a Love" - 1962).  He will

                become a solo artist and release the hits, "Funky Broadway,"

                "In the Midnight Hour," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang

                Sally," "It's Too Late," and "Don't Knock My Love." He will

                be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. He will join the ancestors on January 19, 2006.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 19: http://tinyurl.com/cecd6y
      March 18: http://tinyurl.com/dltnv5
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Ranking worst tornadoes in Shelby County history
      http://tinyurl.com/ckghsd
      Shelby County Reporter 17 March 2009

      **Theater Review: ‘The Good Negro’ [set in Birmingham ]
      Showing Human Sice of ‘60s Fight for Freedom
      http://tinyurl.com/c7q59f
      New York Times 17 March 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History: March 18-24
      http://tinyurl.com/ccy3m8
      Gadsden Messenger 17 March 2009

      **Today in Weather History: March 17, 1990

      Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow moving cold front produced torrential rains across parts of the southeastern U.S. over a 2-day period.  Flooding claimed the lives of at least 22 people, including 13 in Alabama .  Up to 16 inches of rain deluged southern Alabama , with 10.63 inches reported at Mobile , AL in 24 hours.  The town of Elba , AL was flooded with 6 to 12 feet of water causing more than $25 million dollars damage with total flood damage across Alabama exceeded $100 million dollars.  26 counties were declared disaster areas.  Columbus , GA picked up 7.22 inches of rain to set their all time 24-hour record.

      http://tinyurl.com/cuzj29
      Weather Company Notebook

      **'Encyclopedia' maps the shipwrecks of the Civil War
      [Book includes more than 60 related to Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/crbmx2
      Mobile Press-Register 15 March 2009

      **1978-79 North Alabama team set precedent for college basketball in state
      http://tinyurl.com/d7j8ay
      Florence Times Daily 15 March 2009

      ** Auburn vs. The Plainsman: a landmark in campus journalism [ten years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/dz62ro
      Mobile Press-Register 15 March 2009



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      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **[Singer & Prichard native] Lil Greenwood draws in some new listeners
      http://tinyurl.com/ce5csj
      Mobile Press-Register 19 March 2009

      **It takes a village: [music group] Balthrop , Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/de2jzo
      Mobile Press-Register blog 19 March 2009

      **Demopolis natives talk about their hometown’s influence
      [Scholars and writers Bert Hitchcock, Rusty Goldsmith and William Cobb]
      http://tinyurl.com/dg2ofk
      Demopolis Times 18 March 2009

      **Owners write final chapter for Jonathan Benton Bookseller
      http://tinyurl.com/d8g56a
      Birmingham News blog 18 March 2009

      ** Moody High School student [literary] magazine honored
      http://tinyurl.com/d5s9v4
      Birmingham News 18 March 2009

      **Arab ad writer [Patti Thomas] cooks up Hardee’s Bubba, Bubbette
      http://tinyurl.com/d26c8h
      Huntsville Times 18 March 2009

      **Color the County Artist at work [Parker Hunt]
      http://tinyurl.com/djgqoo
      Gadsden Messenger 17 March 2009

      **Fairhope man [Patrick Peterson] gets picture on Cheerios boxes
      http://tinyurl.com/cgk2eq
      Tuscaloosa News 17 March 2009

      **10 Literary one-hit wonders [Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is included]
      http://tinyurl.com/cxkkd9
      The Times [ London ] 17 March 2009

      **Dixie Diva: Alabama ’s Susanna Phillips to make Opera Birmingham debut in “La Traviata”
      http://tinyurl.com/co2kdj
      Birmingham News 15 March 2009

      **Number One Fan
      For seven years, Skybucket Records has successfully promoted Birmingham ’s music scene on a national level
      http://tinyurl.com/cemwjn
      Black & White [ Birmingham ] 5 March 2009


      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Farewell: Harry E. Ford, Jr. [died Feb. 26]
      Tuskegee Airman felt freedom aloft
      Birmingham News 15 March 2009, p14A

      **John Davis Hudson [obituary for retired records manager, City of Mobile Archives ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dcajvl
      Mobile Press-Register 13 March 2009

      **RIP Willie King
      The life and death of an Alabama bluesman
      http://tinyurl.com/dn9gzb
      Birmingham Weekly 12 March 2009


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

      **Apocryphal Text
      [Poetry magazine edited by Ala. native Alan May; latest issue has cover art by Alabamian Pak Nichols and Alabama poets including Inman Majors, T. Mozelle Harris and Hank Lazar]
      http://www.apocryphaltextpoetry.com/apocryphal_text_3.htm

      **Skybucket Records [ Birmingham ]
      http://www.skybucket.com/

      **Your Town Alabama blog [lots of historical and cultural content]
      http://www.yourtownalabama.org/blog/

      **High Noon Film & Interactive, Inc. [ Birmingham ]
      http://www.highnoonfilm.com/home.htm

      ** Alabama - 8 new articles (932 total)
      http://tinyurl.com/2pkvg3
      Historical Newspaper Abstracts


      ================
      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      ** 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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