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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 29 April-1 May & 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 , May 1, 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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      **At Home In Alabama : Bed & Breakfast Inns
      Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 1:00PM on APTV
      Alabama is a state of contrasts, from mountains to beaches, big cities to secluded woodlands. But wherever you go in our state, you’ll find a generous helping of Southern hospitality at Alabama ’s bed and breakfast inns. (Part 1 of 4)

      **Battle cry
      Events of civil War recalled at [LaGrange] college site [May 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/djmtum
      Florence Times-Daily 1 May 2009

      **Variety show raises money for historic [Shoals] theater [May 3]
      http://tinyurl.com/cybx96
      Florence Times-Daily 30 April 2009

      **Writers Symposium features killer lineup [this weekend]
      Rick Bragg to receive Harper Lee Award
      http://tinyurl.com/crxsoc
      Mobile Press-Register 1 May 2009

       

      **[ Ala. author Rick] Bragg to receive Harper Lee Award at Symposium
      [Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville this weekend]
      http://tinyurl.com/dlrjnx

      Mobile Press-Register blog 30 April 2009

      **Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum plays host to Steam Days [May 2-3, 9-10]
      Railroad Museum marks golden age
      http://tinyurl.com/chod32
      Birmingham News 1 May 2009

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Saints preserve us! And local shop preserves the right back.
      Original oil painting of ‘John the Revelator’ being restored by Chilton’s Art
      [Painting believed to have been presented to Mobile Diocese in 1830s]
      http://tinyurl.com/cz3r29
      Mobile Press-Register 1 May 2009

      **Tiger, Tide players elected to College Football Hall of Fame

      [ Auburn ’s Ed Dyas and Alabama ’s Woodrow Lowe]
      http://tinyurl.com/cm2tsa
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 May 2009

      **Ty Cobb historic marker unveiled in Alabama [ Anniston ]
      http://tinyurl.com/c26rss
      Chicago Tribune 30 April 2009

      **Architect for rocket team hits a century [Heinz Hilten]
      HSO co-founder designed spaces for space scientists
      http://tinyurl.com/ddoy5f
      Huntsville Times 30 April 2009

      ** Auburn ’s Ed Dyas elected to College [Football] Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/cv34f6
      Birmingham News blog 30 April 2009

      **1962 April 30: Willie Mays hits 4 homers in 1 game.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

       

      **Black sorority protests ‘Old South’ days [at UA]
      http://tinyurl.com/coh3b4
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 April 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 1: http://tinyurl.com/dcnbok
      April 30: http://tinyurl.com/c7f7hd
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[Football coach Larry] Blakeney Selected to Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/dc5mro
      WRBL-TV [ Columbus GA ] 29 April 2009

      **School board takes title to East Clinton
      [ East Clinton Street School sits on site of Green Academy , chartered in 1812]
      http://tinyurl.com/cvgj9g
      Huntsville Times 29 April 2009

      **A History Worth Preserving?
      Confederate memories linger on campus
      Should the University rename campus structures with controversial names?
      http://tinyurl.com/ceudyy
      Crimson & White [UA] 29 April 2009

      **Heritage vs. Hate: The Great Debate
      What the Confederate flag means 150 years after the Civil War
      http://tinyurl.com/cwfg4o
      Crimson & White [UA] 29 April 2009

      **High School Basketball
      Fairfield High retires Dewanna Bonner’s jersey [She also played for AU.]
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009, p6SC

      ** Robertson Cemetery must not be forgotten
      http://tinyurl.com/dhp4xc
      Northport Gazette 22 April 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Sitting down with a new novelist [Judson Emens, Five Days in October]
      http://tinyurl.com/ct3ejq
      Florence Times-Daily 1 May 2009

       

      **Bayou La Batre fleet blessing set this weekend; 60 years of tradition continues
      http://tinyurl.com/cjeemm
      Mobile Press-Register 30 April 2009

      ** Alabama novelist Ace Atkins visits the Devil’s Garden [in new novel]
      http://tinyurl.com/cp82db
      Birmingham Weekly 30 April 2009

      **Shoals sounds
      ‘Nashville Star’ artists, other unite for concert
      [Shoals natives and siblings Angela and Zac Hacker and others]
      http://tinyurl.com/dh6cpu
      Florence Times 30 April 2009

      **UA yearbook to publish in different form next year
      http://tinyurl.com/dex8nd
      Tuscaloosa News 30 April 2009

       

      **Despite declining sales, University yearbook lives on
      http://tinyurl.com/cys6xo
      Tuscaloosa News 29 April 2009

      **Documenting Justice packs Bama Theater
      [6 short documentaries on Alabama-related topics]
      http://tinyurl.com/ceo6vg
      Crimson & White [UA] 29 April 2009

      **Semi-homemade Sandra Lee
      Food Network TV star finds second home in Birmingham
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009, pp 1G, 6G

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Vern Gosdin, ‘The Voice’ of Country in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dies at 74
      [Gosdin was an Alabama native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/dke73e
      New York Times 30 April 2009

      **Arts council executive director Dave Todd dies of apparent heart attack
      [See also April 30 article: http://tinyurl.com/dd4e7k ]
      http://tinyurl.com/c2vmxo
      Huntsville Times blog 29 April 2009

       

      **Historian Marvin Harper remembered Monday
      http://tinyurl.com/cwxeve
      Northport Gazette 29 April 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Recent and Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Dorsey, Tim. Nuclear Jellyfish. Morrow, 2009. [Dorsey’s latest novel]
      [Reviewed in Library Journal 15 February 2009; http://www.libraryjournal.com/ ]

       

      Howard, Walter T., ed. Black Communists Speak on Scottsboro: A Documentary History. Temple University Press, 2007 [This book was reviewed in the Journal of Southern History 2009 February; 75(1): 196-197]

       

      Huffman, Alan. Sultana: Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History. Collins, April 2009
      [Many individuals released from Ala. ’s Cahaba Prison were aboard.]
      [Reviewed in Library Journal 15 February 2009; http://www.libraryjournal.com/ ]

       

      Lawrence, Sidney . Roger Brown: Southern Exposure. University of Alabama Press , 2007 [This book about the artist and Alabama native was reviewed in the Journal of Southern History 2009 February; 75(1): 193-195]

       

      McWilliams, Tennant S. New Lights in the Valley: The Emergence of UAB. University of Alabama Press , 2007 [This book was reviewed in the Journal of Southern History 2009 February; 75(1): 207-209]

       

      Riddick-Norton, Glenda. Alabama Guide to Family and Community Services 2009. Options for Hope, 2009 http://www.optionsforhope.com/content/

       

       

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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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