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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 22-27 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2009
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      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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      **American Experience

      WE SHALL REMAIN

      Trail of Tears

      Monday, April 27, 2009 at 8:00PM APT http://www.aptv.org/ The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma . More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. WE SHALL REMAIN explores the years and events leading up to the notorious Cherokee removal.

       

      **May 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, Jeanie Thompson reading Decatur Public Library http://www.decatur.lib.al.us/

       

      **MAY 7 LECTURE:  HISTORY OF AUBURN PRESIDENT'S MANSION Please join us for the publication of A FAMILY HOME:  A HISTORY OF THE PRESIDENT'S MANSION AT AUBURN UNIVERSITY by Nell Richardson (her husband, Dr. Ed Richardson, was Auburn University President, 2004-2007) THURSDAY, MAY 7 at 3 p.m.

      Location:  The Special Collections and Archives Department, GROUND FLOOR, Ralph Brown Draughon Library A reception will follow the author*s talk.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

       

      **"Wallace/The Clayton Years" [play]

      May 8 & 9 Memorial Hall, Clayton

      Contact:

      Clayton Record 334-775-3254

      Town and County Library 334-775-3506

      Eufaula/Barbour Co. Chamber of Commerce 334-687-6664

       

      **YELLAWOOD® JOHNNY MACK BROWN WESTERN FESTIVAL May 9 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

      Celebrate the Old West, Wiregrass style. Featuring movies and memorabilia of the late Dothan native and Western film star Johnny Mack Brown. Event includes shooting demonstrations, roping shows, reenactments, a chuck wagon cookoff, music and more. Barn dance with food and music held at the Stokes Activity Barn on May 8. Advance tickets required for barn dance. Adults, $8; senior citizens, $6; children, $4; members, free.

      http://www.landmarkpark.com or 334-794-3452

       

      **May 9, 2-4 pm, Second Saturday Signings with Jeanie Thompson & Wayne Greenhaw, The Alabama Booksmith, Homewood
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Heritage on parade [ Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens ]
      http://tinyurl.com/cyrk87
      Huntsville Times 27 April 2009

      **Burnt Corn area feels lonely without post office, store
      Settlement grew around ancient trails
      http://tinyurl.com/ddn3ym
      Mobile Press-Register 27 April 2009

      **Transportation museum project in motion
      http://tinyurl.com/d2pqzn
      Tuscaloosa News 27 April 2009

      **Cemetery tour groups gets glimpse into history
      http://tinyurl.com/cxeqwn
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 April 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/d5dabn
      Tuscaloosa News 27 April 2009

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      1903 April 27- The U.S. Supreme Court upholds clauses in the Alabama state

                constitution which disfranchises African Americans.

       

      1927 April 27- Coretta Scott is born in Marion , Alabama . She will marry

                Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1953 and be an integral part of

                his civil rights activities. After his assassination in

                1968, she will continue her civil rights activities,

                founding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent

                Change in Atlanta , Georgia .  She will join the ancestors on

                January 31, 2006 after succumbing to complications of a

                stroke and heart attack.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       

      **After 75 years, lights out for Bruno's Supermarkets

      http://tinyurl.com/ceg3ge

      Birmingham News 26 April 2009

       

      **[David Oliver] Whilldin: Architectural icon

      http://tinyurl.com/dnfp3s

      Gadsden Times 26 April 2009

       

      **Historic sites could be hit hard by new budget

      http://tinyurl.com/c5noqh

      Florence Times-Daily 26 April 2009

      **On the Path of Walker Evans [in 1936]
      http://tinyurl.com/cuvydk
      New York Times 26 April 2009

      **Revisiting Walker Evans’s Alabama [slide show]
      Unlike Evans’s black-and-white photographs, the central Alabama landscape is saturated with color
      http://tinyurl.com/d2vhok
      New York Times 26 April 2009

       

      **Demolition looms for downtown Spiller Building

      Losing a landmark? [Building is 106 years old]

      http://tinyurl.com/dlc7ou

      Tuscaloosa News 26 April 2009

       

      ** LaGrange College is Alabama ’s birthplace of higher education

      http://tinyurl.com/crjh62

      Tuscaloosa News 25 April 2009

       

      **3 states to observe Confederate holiday

      http://tinyurl.com/cdagbl

      Montgomery Advertiser 25 April 2009

       

      **Bone mystery laid to rest [not yellow fever victims]

      http://tinyurl.com/d6lu58

      Montgomery Advertiser 25 April 2009

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 27: http://tinyurl.com/cqm3ko

      April 26: http://tinyurl.com/djudze  

      April 25: http://tinyurl.com/cjd8m9

      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **State veterans cemetery legislation close to passage

      http://tinyurl.com/da7hpb

      Montgomery Advertiser 24 April 2009

       

      **Parrish group installs veterans memorial

      http://tinyurl.com/da3ajs

      Gadsden Times 24 April 2009

      **Richards family settled in Rose Hill area
      http://tinyurl.com/ca3yzv
      Andalusia News 24 April 2009

      **Heflin receives historical records grant
      http://tinyurl.com/dzehrz
      Cleburne News 23 April 2009

      **[Pilgrims] ‘Rest’ place on list
      Cemetery placed on state historic registry
      http://tinyurl.com/d8ntec
      Brewton Standard 22 April 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      Reporter’s book looks at refugees, Southern town
      [New book by Alabama author Warren St. John]
      http://tinyurl.com/cffftl
      Huntsville Times 27 April 2009

      **Gospel choir at UA marks 38th year
      http://tinyurl.com/dkm32f
      Tuscaloosa News 27 April 2009

      **A Nonfiction Marriage [Profile of author, UA graduate Gay Talese]
      http://tinyurl.com/djqye2
      New York Magazine 26 April 2009

       

      **Writer [Warren St. John] inspired by soccer team

      http://tinyurl.com/cyjebz

      Tuscaloosa News 26 April 2009

       

      **Five Alabama writers honored

      http://tinyurl.com/cvzwgu

      Montgomery Advertiser 26 April 2009

       

      **Festival celebrates state authors and culture

      http://tinyurl.com/dhjty4

      Tuscaloosa News 25 April 2009

       

      **`Gospel Goes Classical' again [UAB's Henry Panion III]

      http://tinyurl.com/dynszw

      Birmingham News 25 April 2009

      ** Birmingham Brawler in the Big City

      [Review of new film 'Fighting' and main character Shawn MacArthur]

      http://tinyurl.com/dx8wyt

      New York Times 24 April 2009

      **Southern Eccentric: Paintings by Larry Connatser at the Morris Museum of Art
      [Connatser is a Birmingham native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/d6r3wq
      ArtDaily.org 24 April 2009

       

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Mourners pay 'Ray-Ray' tribute [radio personality Arthur Ray Russell, Jr.]

      http://tinyurl.com/de7jxm

      Mobile Press-Register 26 April 2009

       

      **Historian’s passion for the past will be irreplaceable, friends say [Marvin Harper, who died Friday]

      http://tinyurl.com/c787rm

      Tuscaloosa News 25 April 2009

       

      **Birmingham City Councilor Miriam Witherspoon persevered despite tragedy, friends recall

      Councilor saluted for advocacy, humor

      http://tinyurl.com/cyqtd2

      Birmingham News 25 April 2009

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **
      Wade on Birmingham

      "News, Features and Essays about Birmingham and Alabama "

      http://wadeonbirmingham.com/  

       

       

      **Travel Guide: Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/39c9tx
      New York Times

       

       

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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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