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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 2-8 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 & 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
      ================

      **UAB Presents Lecture, “19th Century Theatre in Birmingham ” [April 9]
      [By Professor Emeritus Ward Haarbauer, Ph.D.]
      http://tinyurl.com/c7yew7
      UAB Media Relations 1 April 2009

      **National cemetery [in Montevallo] consecration set April 9
      http://tinyurl.com/craxa6
      Shelby County Reporter 1 April 2009

      **"Just Down the Road" [April 7-June 28, BCRI]
      Photo exhibit reveals unseen Alabamians
      http://tinyurl.com/dx4uh9
      Birmingham Weekly 2 April 2009

      Event: BPL@Night performance by Cleve Eaton and the Alabama All-Stars
      Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
      Time: 6:00 p.m.
      Place: Five Points West Regional Library [ Birmingham ]
      Cost: Free
      Light refreshments will be served.


      ** Alabama Writers Conclave, July 17-19, Birmingham
      http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/


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

      ** Norwood family name dates to early 1800s in city [of Madison ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dbpwz6
      Huntsville Times 8 April 2009

      **Riley signs resolution honoring state’s first black legislators
      [103 served during Reconstruction, 1868-1878]
      http://tinyurl.com/brpf6l

      Montgomery Advertiser 8 April 2009

      **Plaques to honor Gadsden native, Pulitzer Prize winner [Hazel Brannon Smith]
      http://tinyurl.com/c9tex9
      Gadsden Times 7 April 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History April 8-14
      http://tinyurl.com/cowdrt
      Gadsden Messenger 7 April 2009

      **James Hood: the man on the other end of Wallace’s “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door”
      http://tinyurl.com/cespo2
      Gadsden Messenger 7 April 2009

      **[Hank] Aaron honored in his hometown of Mobile , Ala.
      http://tinyurl.com/btlmrr
      Tuscaloosa News 7 April 2009

      **
      1990 April 8-Percy Julian, who helped create drugs to combat glaucoma

                and methods to mass produce cortisone, and agricultural

                scientist George Washington Carver are the first African

                American inventors admitted into the National Inventors

      Hall of Fame in the hall's 17-year history. [Percy Julian was a Montgomery native.]

       

      1974 April 8-Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run

                against a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Dodger Al Downing

                at a home game in Fulton County Stadium. Aaron's home

                run breaks the long-standing home run record of Babe Ruth.

       

      1940 April 7- The first U.S. stamp ever to honor an African American is

                issued bearing the likeness of Booker T. Washington.  His

                likeness is on a 10-cent stamp.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **World War II veteran [James Hall] receives long overdue medals
      http://tinyurl.com/ck82al
      Tuscaloosa News 7 April 2009

      **Pizitz building [opened in 1926] gets closer to renovation
      Birmingham News 7 April 2009, pp 6C-7C

      ** Eureka ! Birmingham park trails reveal mountain’s mining past
      http://tinyurl.com/c5wwyn
      Birmingham News blog 7 April 2009

      ** Eureka ! Trail reveals mountain's mining past
      Reclaimed land to showcase city's old industrial lifeblood
      Birmingham News 7 April 2009, pp 1A, 6A

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 8: http://tinyurl.com/c34hlg
      April 7: http://tinyurl.com/cdg92l 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Cast announced for [George] Lucas' war drama 'Red Tails' [about Tuskegee Airmen]
      http://tinyurl.com/ddtsd9
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 April 2009

      **Hank Williams file: Things you might want to know about the champ
      http://tinyurl.com/d3p6p9
      Birmingham News blog 5 April 2009

      **Gene Bartow to be inducted into [National Collegiate Basketball] Hall of Fame
      Birmingham News 4 April 2009 p2B

      **b. 12-18-1922 - Bob Dunnavant - Decatur, AL - d. 4-5-2008 co-founder of the Athens Broadcasting Company

      b. 04-03-1909 - Jerry Cooper - Bay Minette, AL
      singer: "Krueger's Musical Toast"; "Vocal Varieties"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #69
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


      **The life and death of Cave9
      Birmingham 's oldest all-ages venue gets shuttered for good
      http://tinyurl.com/dhy9yx
      Birmingham Weekly 2 April 2009

      **[ Shelby ] Iron Works enthusiasts aim to preserve history
      http://tinyurl.com/czbf8y
      Shelby County Reporter 2 April 2009



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

      ** Birmingham arts advocates drum up support for cultural alliance funding
      http://tinyurl.com/c3h7bn
      Birmingham News 7 April 2009

      **Maria Taylor releases new album along with hometown concert
      http://tinyurl.com/dlcrkc
      Birmingham News blog 7 April 2009

      **Inductee Oldham ready to make more music
      [Spooner Oldham , inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]
      http://tinyurl.com/dkqulr
      Florence Times-Daily 7 April 2009

      **Three Tuscaloosa artists win competition
      http://tinyurl.com/cffz94
      Tuscaloosa News 7 April 2009

      **Arts leaders [in Jefferson Co.] to rally for funding today
      http://tinyurl.com/cqdkgz
      Birmingham News blog 6 April 2009

      **Jamey Johnson wins an ACM Award, but four other nominees with Alabama ties aren't so lucky
      http://tinyurl.com/cgtacq
      Birmingham News blog 6 April 2009

      **'Wicked' producer [David Stone] has ties to Birmingham
      http://tinyurl.com/dzmxos
      Birmingham News blog 6 April 2009

      **[ Mobile author Winston] Groom takes big step with ' Vicksburg '
      http://tinyurl.com/cxpven
      Mobile Press-Register 5 April 2009

      **Ex-Florida governor rides with killer in new [Tim] Dorsey novel [Dorsey attended AU]
      Play/Birmingham News 5 April 2009 p 16G

      **Local actress [Victoria Hester] in Sci Fi flick
      http://tinyurl.com/cfmnkl
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2009

      **'Back Story' gets up close and personal with Birmingham 's Sara Evans
      http://tinyurl.com/c2ubg2
      Birmingham News blog 3 April 2009

      **A band of bankers [Total Assets' 20th anniversary]
      What started as a lark matures into in-demand rock and rollers
      City Scene/Birmingham News 3 April 2009 p 14G

      **Hot Air, Cold Feat
      "A Birmingham couple [Elenor and Sidney Conn] hold the distinction of being the first people to fly a hot air balloon over the North Pole, and that's only one chapter of their adventurous lives.'
      http://tinyurl.com/cvc7fs 
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 2 April 2009


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

      **Farwell: Alex Nuckols
      Artist, modeler found life in [ Birmingham 's industrial] ruins
      Birmingham News 5 April 2009 p14A


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

      **
      URL: http://henrycountyalabama.wetpaint.com/

      TITLE: Henry County , Alabama Pioneers

      DESCRIPTION: A comprehensive knowledge base of pre-1830 Henry County, Alabama pioneers.




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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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