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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 8-11 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 11, 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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      **Author [Rick] Bragg returns to Jacksonville State University [May 11]

      http://tinyurl.com/qzo2vr

       

      **May 17, 2009 – BAAGSG Meeting – Discovery of Slave Quarters at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
      The Birmingham African American Genealogy Study Group (BAAGSG), a special interest group of the Birmingham Genealogical Society, meets the second Sunday of each month (ex. May and November) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!
      Next meeting: Sunday, May 17, 2009, 3 p.m.
      Guest Speaker: Jack Bergstresser, Ph.D., Director of Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama , Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
      Program Topic: Discovery of Slave Quarters at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
      Details: BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665 or contact us via e-mail
      For more information about the topic, please see:
      Slave Quarters Dig at Tannehill
      Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama


      **Founders Day festival returns to downtown [ Sheffield , June 6]
      http://tinyurl.com/qexx7h
      Florence Times-Daily 11 May 2009

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Mooresville all smiles
      Walking tour brings visitors to historic town
      http://tinyurl.com/r8hlcb
      Huntsville Times 11 May 2009

      **Marine Moms spruce up local cemetery
      [ Garner Cemetery , where Gadsden ’s only known Revolutionary Soldier is buried]
      http://tinyurl.com/p3zg2x
      Gadsden Times 10 May 2009

       

      **Five Points tour highlights neighborhood's old quirks

      http://tinyurl.com/qdq3cg

      Huntsville Times 10 May 2009

       

      **At 50, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham looks to grow its influence

      http://tinyurl.com/owrppr

      Birmingham News blog 10 May 2009

       

      **Trek to old House has highs and lows [for Alabama lawmakers

      http://tinyurl.com/om46eq

      Montgomery Advertiser 10 May 2009

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      1963 May 10- Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a limited

                integration plan which will end the Birmingham

                demonstrations.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       

      **A&M honors civil rights icon [Joseph Lowery]

      http://tinyurl.com/rammhu

      Huntsville Times 9 May 2009

       

      **Mayor Langford offers more details about Rickwood to business leaders, former players

      http://tinyurl.com/qwyqlm

      Birmingham News 9 May 2009

       

      **Walking tour features historic Mooresville homes, porches

      http://tinyurl.com/o3mnqu

      Montgomery Advertiser 9 May 2009

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 11: http://tinyurl.com/pp5u47

      May 10: http://tinyurl.com/otcy4q   

      May 9: http://tinyurl.com/ogalfa  

      Mobile Press-Register

       

      ** Collinsville 's symbolic clock to be restored to working order

      http://tinyurl.com/qmfkve

      Gadsden Times 8 May 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      ** Florence native, Coffee grad [Sam Carson] getting start in acting
      http://tinyurl.com/q8s2xw
      Florence Times-Daily 11 May 2009

      **Kentuck [ Art Center ] works without a leader at the helm

      http://tinyurl.com/r3qa5p
      Tuscaloosa News 11 May 2009

       

      **Winston Groom's 15th book [ Vicksburg , 1863] argues battle was final straw in Civil War

      http://tinyurl.com/qg2prw

      Mobile Press-Register 10 May 2009

       

      **UM Juried Exhibition reflects a broad range of styles and media

      http://tinyurl.com/rxcj6x

      Mobile Press-Register 10 May 2009

       

      **'The Help' worthy of its bestseller status

      [Don Noble's review of first novel by Kathryn Stockett, UA graduate]

      http://tinyurl.com/rbodyk

      Tuscaloosa News 10 May 2009

       

      **Locally made 'Ocean' to open nationwide Monday at Carmike

      [Film is _When I Find the Ocean_]

      http://tinyurl.com/prhpw2

      Florence Times-Daily 9 May 2009

      **Students films to screen at Carver Theatre
      http://tinyurl.com/o7w9ss
      Birmingham News blog 9 May 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **The life of Nina Miglionico celebrated during funeral

      1st female councilwoman died last week at 95

      http://tinyurl.com/r248cb

      Birmingham News 10 May 2009

      ** Fort Payne mourning death of former Mayor/Police Chief Bob Parker
      http://tinyurl.com/ovfk7v
      Huntsville Times blog 8 May 2009

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      ** Alabama Archaeological Digs
      http://alabamadigs.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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