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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 3-6 April & 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 ALSO & 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
      ================

      **Robert J. Norrell to Discuss Life of Booker T. Washington [UAB, April 8] {Norrell is the author of a new biography of Washington ] http://tinyurl.com/dfvrsv UAB Media Relations 31 March 2009

      **Exhibit features works by pair of abstract artists [opens April 16]
      [Artists are Craig Greene and Langley Tolbert]
      http://tinyurl.com/d8w7ab
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 April 2009

      ** Alabama state book festival planned for April 18 in Montgomery
      http://tinyurl.com/dcynhf
      Birmingham News 5 April 2009

      **Author, photographer to discuss 'Journey on Alabama Rivers' [several dates in April]
      [John Hall and Beth Maynor Young]
      http://tinyurl.com/cdkzms
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2009


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

      **Our place in history [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/clxzwu
      Birmingham News 6 April 2009

      **City seeking Walk of Honor nominations
      http://tinyurl.com/dcudxd
      Florence Times-Daily 6 April 2009

      **Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Spooner Oldham
      http://tinyurl.com/dklozh
      Huntsville Times 5 April 2009

      **[Mineral Spring] Hotel had storied history
      http://tinyurl.com/ddghxm
      Gadsden Times 5 April 2009

      **Cemeteries offer a glimpse into history
      http://tinyurl.com/d9xx3o
      Florence Times-Daily 5 April 2009

      ** Marion revival
      Small-town charm, history at heart of rebirth
      http://tinyurl.com/cmy554
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2009

      **Exhibit, tours celebrate Shoals recording studios
      http://tinyurl.com/c93vxq
      Florence Times-Daily 5 April 2009

      **101--year-old [Lona Folette] savors lifetime of memories on Lawrence County farm
      http://tinyurl.com/cdotkf
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 April 2009 [via Decatur Daily]

      **
      1856 April 5: Booker T. Washington, pioneering educator [is born.]

       

      1887 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller

      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac  poorgabriel@...

      **'Spectacular sounds are made by a dying house' [ Huntsville tornadoes in 1974]
      http://tinyurl.com/cyyn48
      Huntsville Times 4 April 2009

      **Noted civil rights attorney Vernon Z. Crawford inducted into [ Ala. ] Lawyers Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/d2z3fu
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2009

      **Indian trails [in Etowah] to be recognized
      http://tinyurl.com/c6duos
      Gadsden Times 4 April 2009

      **Riley focuses on Bryce
      http://tinyurl.com/d25q4v
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2009

      **Globe to have final curtain call
      [Restaurant in Northport closing after 17 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/czkeju
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2009

      **Musician [Spooner Oldham] to enter rock's hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/dbbw2c
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2009

      **Fitzgerald museum wins tax case
      http://tinyurl.com/c9yehs
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 April 2009

      **Some bones in mass graves may be 1970s medical waste
      http://tinyurl.com/d2qwog
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 April 2009

      **
      1931 April 6- The first trial of the Scottsboro Boys begins in Scottsboro,

                Alabama .  This trial of nine African American youths accused

                of raping two white women on a freight train become a cause

                celebre.

       

      1956 April 5- Booker T. Washington becomes the only African American

                honored twice on a U.S. postage stamp. To commemorate the

                centennial of his birth, the U.S. Postal Service issues a

                stamp depicting the cabin where he was born.

       

      1856 April 5- Booker Taliaferro Washington is born a slave near Hale's

                Ford, Virginia.  He will become a world reknown educator,

                founder of Tuskegee Institute.  He will become one of the

                most famous African American educators and leaders of the

                19th century. His message of acquiring practical skills and

                emphasizing self-help over political rights will be popular

                among whites and segments of the African American community.

                His 1901 autobiography, "Up From Slavery", which details his

                rise to success despite numerous obstacles, will become a

                best-seller and further enhances his public image as a

                self-made man. As popular as he will be in some circles,

                Washington will be aggressively opposed by critics such as

                W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter. He will join the

                ancestors on November 14, 1915.  He will become the first

                African American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp.

       

      1974 April 4- Hank Aaron ties the baseball career home run record set by

                Babe Ruth, when he hits his 714th home run in Cincinnati ,          Ohio .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 6: http://tinyurl.com/ctvz3k
      April 5: http://tinyurl.com/c86qhc 
      April 4:  http://tinyurl.com/dkktcj 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Lacey's Spring damage a reminder of 1974 tornadoes that ripped through Huntsville 35 years ago
      http://tinyurl.com/c47cnn
      Huntsville Times blog 3 April 2009

      **Program to explore 'Trail of Tears'
      http://tinyurl.com/crzn3u
      Gadsden Times 3 April 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Bonnie & Clyde movie slated for filming in Natchez
      [Cypress Moon Productions of Sheffield is producing; some filming to be done in Ala. ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dz9yv9
      Tuscaloosa News 6 April 2009

      **Trash to artistic treasure [by Rich Curtis]
      http://tinyurl.com/cusevu
      Florence Times-Daily 6 April 2009

      ** Montgomery native [Jamey Johnson, for song of the year] wins ACM award
      http://tinyurl.com/dxpl3j
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 April 2009

      **Hank Williams scrambles to top of pack, wins readers’ poll for Alabama ’s Top Music Icon
      http://tinyurl.com/d5qkpo
      Birmingham News blog 5 April 2009

      **Rhyme and verse
      Sense of place is signature for Alabama poets [Joy Harjo and Sue Walker]
      http://tinyurl.com/c5c929
      Florence Times-Daily 5 April 2009

      **Festival features storytellers' skills at River Road Park
      http://tinyurl.com/ctj4ls
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2009

      **Pro-wrestling diva [Debra Marshall] returns home to Tuscaloosa
      http://tinyurl.com/dcs2tt
      Tuscloosa News 5 April 2009

      **The art of self-expression
      Local photographer [Stephen Poff] is mastermind behind 365 Days phenomenon
      http://tinyurl.com/cn266w
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 April 2009


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

      **Writer Tom Fitzpatrick dies
      http://tinyurl.com/c52jkn
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 April 2009


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

      **
      Joe Louis, 66, Heavyweight King Who Reigned 12 Years, Is Dead http://tinyurl.com/2awprk
      New York Times 13 April 1981



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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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      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
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