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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-6 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 6, 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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      **Ostrich eggs painted by Alabama artists to be auctioned off at a Saturday fundraiser to benefit ovarian cancer research [May 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/cnmbya
      Birmingham News 5 May 2009

      **Brunch With Books & Inspiration Book Club Present:
      Author Vanessa Davis Griggs!
      When: May 9, 10AM
      Where: This program has been moved to the Gadsden Museum of Art, located at 515 Broad Street (next to the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts). Join the Gadsden Public Library and the Gadsden Museum of Art as they welcome author and motivational speaker Vanessa Davis Griggs. Ms. Griggs pens the weekly Birmingham Times’ column/ May I Have a Word with You? She is also the author of /Blessed Trinity, /award-winner/ Wings of Grace, and other books. For additional information please contact: LaShunda at 256-549-4699 ex. 118, lashunda@...  Tallulah at 256-549-4699, ex. 102, tcash@...  ; or Dee at 256-549-4699, ex. 104, Droper@...



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      **HISTORY

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      **Landman, Whitworth families go far back into the county’s past
      http://tinyurl.com/cdhbfr
      Huntsville Times 6 May 2009

      **Funerary Art Tour in Magnolia Cemetery in Midtown Mobile [video]
      http://tinyurl.com/d2l6lx
      Mobile Press-Register blog 6 May 2009

      ** Birmingham city council reverses course, approves immediate funding of $7.5 million Rickwood Field, museum project
      Council agrees to restore 100-year-old Rickwood
      http://tinyurl.com/dfm364
      Birmingham News 6 May 2009

      **Doll collection mirrors history
      [Collection of Ruby Perkins, on display at Stillman College ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dau95s
      Tuscaloosa News 6 May 2009

      **Soul music legend to be honored by his hometown
      Late Wilson Pickett born, reared in Prattville ; headed north at 16
      http://tinyurl.com/de6tlc
      Prattville Progress 6 May 2009

      **2008 May 6: Willie Mays is 78; Richard Shelby is 75.

      **Old hotel crumbles as project collapses
      [19-story Jefferson Hotel opened in 1929]
      http://tinyurl.com/d3w3tf
      Birmingham News 5 May 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History: May 6-13
      http://tinyurl.com/cg54ec
      Gadsden Messenger 5 May 2009

      **Honor Flight to take 91 WWII vets from Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/czwn82
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 May 2009

      **Committee approves Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford’s civil rights trail funding plan
      http://tinyurl.com/dnyhfa
      Birmingham News 5 May 2009

      **More history in [ Alabama state] archives' future
      http://tinyurl.com/d8eplu
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 May 2009

       

      **Wynlakes' Brent Krause very deserving of PGA Hall of Fame honor
      http://tinyurl.com/c6d4gs
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 May 2009

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      1935 May 5- Jesse Owens, of the United States , sets the long jump record

                at 26' 8".

      1975 May 5- Hank Aaron surpasses Babe Ruth's RBI mark.  He will finish

                his career with 755 home runs and over 2200 RBIs.  Both

                records will stand for many years.  Aaron will be inducted

                into Baseball's Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 6: http://tinyurl.com/c94t36
      May 5: http://tinyurl.com/cr9fgx
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Town [of Brookside ] seeks donations to move historic house
      http://tinyurl.com/dhk7sq
      North Jefferson News 4 May 2009

       
      **World War II veteran [A.C. Boyd] recalls scenes at death camp

      http://tinyurl.com/dymgcf

      Gadsden Times 4 May 2009

      **Screening of “Miss Margaret” documentary in Eutaw
      [Film about Margaret Charles Smith, subject of the book Listen to Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife]
      http://tinyurl.com/c5d8mb
      Birmingham Weekly 1 May 2009

      **[Richard]Guthrie Inducted into Hall of Honor for State Ag Leaders http://tinyurl.com/d7msgp
      Auburn University Commons spring 2009, p. 7

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      ** Athens gifted class paints street mural

      24 art students’ ideas combined to create picture
      http://tinyurl.com/ckr9p2
      Huntsville Times 6 May 2009

      **Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham was one of 5 finalists in Beard Foundation for nation’s most outstanding restaurant
      http://tinyurl.com/clh625
      Birmingham News 5 May 2009

      **Remembering the good old days
      Don Logan’s business venture [Seek Publishing] takes us back in time
      Birmingham News 5 May 2009, p5D

      **Muse of Fire DREAM includes improve comedy
      http://tinyurl.com/ctap7s
      Birmingham Weekly 1 May 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **[no items this issue]

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      ** Alabama Century and/or Heritage Farms
      [Description of program: http://agi.alabama.gov/chfarms ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dzfd9b

       

      **WPA Life Histories from Alabama
      http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/alcat.html

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      Alabama - 6 new articles (952 total)[old newspapers]

      http://tinyurl.com/2pkvg3
      NewspaperAbstracts.com

       

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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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