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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-23 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 23, 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

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

      **March 26, 6-8 pm, Randy Owen book event, Blue Gill Restaurant, Mobile , http://www.pageandpalette.com

       

      **March 27-29, William Bradford Huie Tribute Weekend, Hartselle Fi ne Arts Center , http://www.southernliterarytrail.org

       

      **March 27, 7 pm, Senior Reading, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham , http://www.asfa.k12.al.us

      **March 27, 7 pm, Mud On the Stars, Hartselle Fine Arts Center , http://www.southernliterarytrail.org

      **Preservation groups team up to restore Old Cahawba [April 4]
      http://tinyurl.com/d3d5t7
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 March 2009


      **Re-enactment of Blaekely Civil War battle scheduled [April 4-5]
      http://tinyurl.com/dzk34c
      Mobile Press-Register 22 March 2009

      **Program in December to dedicate Albertville High’s news arts center
      http://tinyurl.com/ctorbv
      Gadsden Times 22 March 2009


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

      **AmeriCorps to rebuild Moundville boardwalk
      http://tinyurl.com/cmexsq
      Tuscaloosa News 23 March 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/cwma8z
      Tuscaloosa News 23 March 2009

      **
      1912 March 23: Werner von Braun, rocket scientist [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...


      **Walking tour of Gadsden offers historical look at city
      http://tinyurl.com/chlqxq
      Gadsden Times 22 March 2009

      **The Great Depression dealt Birmingham a much bigger blow compared to state of its economy today
      http://tinyurl.com/dcwar8
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009

      **Going from the funeral of a blues legend [Willie King] to Freetown [Ben Windham column]
      http://tinyurl.com/dzwld5
      Tuscaloosa News 22 March 2009

      **Shandy Welsey Jones was Tuscaloosa County 's first black elected official [state legislator, 1868-70]
      http://tinyurl.com/ch7t5x
      Tuscaloosa News 22 March 2009

      **Real war hero [Walter Nichols] documents history
      http://tinyurl.com/clfcuc
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 March 2009

      **
      1965 March 21- Thousands of marchers complete the first leg of a five-day

                freedom march from Selma to Montgomery , Alabama , dramatizing

                the denial of voting rights for African Americans.  Led by

                Martin Luther King, Jr., thousands of marchers are protected

                by U.S. Army troops and federalized Alabama National

                Guardsmen because of violence encountered earlier, including

                the fatal beating of a white minister, Reverend James J. Reeb.

               

      1981 March 21- Michael Donald, an African American teen-ager in Mobile ,

                Alabama , is abducted, tortured and killed in what prosecutors

                charge is a Ku Klux Klan plot. A lawsuit brought by the

                Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of Donald's mother,

              Beulah Mae Donald, will later result in a landmark $7 million judgment that bankrupts The United Klans of America.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       

      ** Alabama 's oldest retired trooper still trooping along
      At 95, Baltzell shoots deer, plays pranks but doesn't speed
      http://tinyurl.com/c928of
      Birmingham News 20 March 2009

      **Keller Hall to undergo renovations [UNA building is 62 years old]
      http://tinyurl.com/devsme
      Florence Times-Daily 20 March 2009

      **Realtor [Tracy McCann] hopes to educate public, save old Austinville jail
      [Incorporated in 1907, Austinville merged with Decatur in the 1950s]
      http://tinyurl.com/d75vr7
      Montgomery Advertiser [via Decatur Daily] 20 March 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 23: http://tinyurl.com/dzyo59
      March 22: http://tinyurl.com/c8dufo
      March 21: http://tinyurl.com/d9bdxo 
      March 20: http://tinyurl.com/dhogwx
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b.
      03-19-1928 - Henry Maddox - Boaz , AL - d. 6-xx-1974 "Maddox Family Band"

      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #60

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

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

      **Town’s first library opens [Town Creek]
      http://tinyurl.com/dgknff
      Florence Times-Daily 23 March 2009

      **National award shines light on local author Gin Phillips [Her first novel is The Well and the Mine]
      http://tinyurl.com/d36saa
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009

      **Wooden carousel horses make Birmingham sculptor’s world go around [Ira Chaffin]
      http://tinyurl.com/c4nst6
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009

      **Willie Mays gives back to Fairfield community
      http://tinyurl.com/d4hocw
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009

      **Set in Birmingham [Tracey Scott Wilson’s new play, The Good Negro]
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009, p8G

      **Willie Mays visits Fairfield
      http://tinyurl.com/dklhdz

      Birmingham News blog 21 March 2009

      **Hawaii Superferry saga: Is the Story Done? [built in Mobile ]
      http://tinyurl.com/c5tqo6
      Florence Times-Daily 21 March 2009

      **Local band [Radio Static] prefers catchy tunes with meaning
      http://tinyurl.com/cqmybu
      Florence Times-Daily 19 March 2009

      **Artist [Daniel Moore] paints new BAMA picture while suit pending
      http://tinyurl.com/dhexmo
      Tuscaloosa News 19 March 2009

      **From Phosphorescent to Willie
      Exploring the sound of the red-headed stranger
      [ Alabama native Matthew Houck and band have recorded CD of Willie Nelson songs]
      http://tinyurl.com/crkke9
      Birmingham Weekly 19 March 2009

      **[Sports artist Daniel] Moore finishing up 'The Blowout'
      Birmingham News 19 March 2009, p2C

      **Mobile writers in spotlight [on the Southern Literary Trail]
      http://tinyurl.com/d5smbn
      Mobile Press-Register 15 March 2009


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

      **Philanthropist Bob Love dies
      http://tinyurl.com/cdwlxo
      Florence Times-Daily 23 March 2009

      **Willie King: Bluesman’s music mirrored his life [column by Larry Lee]
      Birmingham News 22 March 2009, pp 1F, 4F


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

      ** Alabama Rail Directory 2008
      http://tinyurl.com/acm5lm


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      **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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