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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-30 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 30, 2009
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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....

      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
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      **Pulitzer nominee Hank Lazer to read his poetry at University of Montevallo
      The Carmichael Library on the campus of the University of Montevallo will host a poetry reading and book signing by Pulitzer nominee Hank Lazer Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Lazer, a professor of English and associate provost for academic affairs at the University of Alabama, has published 14 books of poetry.
      http://tinyurl.com/cyx22d
      Birmingham News 30 March 2009


      **Crowd expected for annual Ancestor Swap Meet [April 4]
      [10th annual event sponsored by Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society]
      http://tinyurl.com/deckjg
      Gadsden Times 30 March 2009

      **April 9, 6-8 pm, Winston Groom book event

      Page & Palette, Fairhope

      http://www.pageandpalette.com  

       

      **April 14, 6 pm, Allen Barra book chat & signing

      The Alabama Booksmith, Homewood
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com

      ** Auburn 's Jule Collins Smith Museum presents an auditory journey through Alabama [through April 30]

      http://wireeagle.auburn.edu/news/816
      Wire Eagle [AU] 18 March 2009



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      **HISTORY
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      **After four decades, one historic Rosenwald School gets a new life [Cedarville, Hale County ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dzbxum
      Tuscaloosa News 30 March 2009

      **Garrett Coliseum in dire need of repair [built in 1948]
      http://tinyurl.com/ct2zej
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 March 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/danp8f
      Tuscaloosa News 30 March 2009

      **Book looks at architect D.O. Whildin, designer of many buildings in Birmingham
      [New book by author Thomas Mark Shelby is published by Birmingham Historical Society]
      http://tinyurl.com/cr9c9p
      Birmingham News blog 29 March 2009

      **Shoals Heritage [ Alabama 's counties]
      http://tinyurl.com/cztg2y
      Florence Times-Daily 29 March 2009

      **Community comes together for historical restoration of Notasulga’s Rosenwald School
      [Print version of this story was much longer]
      http://tinyurl.com/dk5okc
      Birmingham News 29 March 2009

      **Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin recounts refusing to yield her bus seat
      Before Parks, there was Colvin [who is subject of new biography]
      http://tinyurl.com/cge4mq
      Birmingham News 29 March 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      March 30: http://tinyurl.com/c3pn3s
      March 29: http://tinyurl.com/c6w9gj 
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** Birmingham 's quirky Quinlan Castle overhaul is underway
      SRI yet to settle on use for landmark 1927 Quinlan building
      http://tinyurl.com/cedwlz
      Birmingham News 28 March 2009

      **Trail of Tears expanded
      http://tinyurl.com/dh9o8n
      Chattanooga Times Free Press 28 March 2009

      **b.
      11-16-1873 - W. C. Handy - Florence, AL - d. 3-28-1958 jazz trumpeter, composer: "Cavalcade of Music"; "Freedom's People"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #64

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **
      1940 March 29- Joe Louis knocks out Johnny Paycheck to retain his

                heavyweight boxing title.


      1990 March 28- President Bush posthumously awards the Congressional Gold

                Medal to Jesse Owens and presents it to his widow ten years

                after he joins the ancestors. In 1936, Jesse Owens won four

                Olympic Track and Field gold medals in a single day in

                Berlin . The 1936 Berlin Olympics, the last Olympic Games

                before the outbreak of WWII, were hosted by the Nazi

                Germans, who intended the event as a showcase of their

                racist theories of the superiority of the "Aryan" race. 

                But a 23-year-old African-American named Jesse Owens

                shattered their plans, along with several world records,

                when he dashed to victory in the 100-meter and 200-meter

                sprints, anchored the victorious 400-meter relay team, and

                won the broad jump. President George Bush adds the

                Congressional Gold Medal to Owens' collection. Congress had

                voted the award in recognition of Owens' humanitarian

                contributions.  After his athletic career, he had devoted

                his energy and his name to organizations providing

                opportunities to underprivileged youth.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html



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      **CULTURE
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      **Local poet captures contest win
      Catholic High student [Elizabeth Brasseale] takes first place in Poetry Out Loud finals
      http://tinyurl.com/cyjegx
      Huntsville Times 30 March 2009

      **Warm sendoff for hall inductee Oldham
      [Spooner Oldham is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]
      http://tinyurl.com/dn74fx
      Florence Times-Daily 30 March 2009

      **Birmingham-area churches aspire to make movies
      http://tinyurl.com/cb7frm
      Birmingham News 29 March 2009

      **Hawaii Superferry heads back to Ala. [where it was built]
      http://tinyurl.com/certsw
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 March 2009

      **The birth of barbecue can be traced to Southeast
      http://tinyurl.com/d4wx6n
      Tuscaloosa News 28 March 2009

      **SXSW Diary
      Birmingham bands sojourn to South by Southwest [festival]
      http://tinyurl.com/cxon6t
      Birmingham Weekly 26 March 2009

      **Making a difference--storytelling is alive and well
      [Area storytellers Eve Parker and John Wright, Jr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/cdwg6v
      Birmingham News 25 March 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      ** Tuskegee researcher, professor Clauzell Stevens II dies
      http://tinyurl.com/ckqgme
      Mobile Press-Register 28 March 2009

      **Financial wizard [& Montgomery native Jack] Dreyfus dies at 95
      http://tinyurl.com/cmfup6
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 March 2009

      **
      UA's first woman on scholarship dies:
      Roberta Alison Baumgardner, the first woman to receive an athletic scholarship at the University of Alabama , has died.  Mrs. Baumgardner died last Friday from injuries sustained in a house fire March 13 in Alexander City .  In 1963, thanks to a special ruling by the SEC, Baumgardner received an athletic scholarship at Alabama and played three seasons on the men's tennis team.  She received two varsity letters and compiled a career record of 39-14.
      http://tinyurl.com/d453v6
      Birmingham News 27 March 2009



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

      **March 1 Snowfall-Auburn University
      http://tinyurl.com/cs29xf
      AU Photographic Services



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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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