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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 10-13 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 13, 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 to sign books in Summerdale [May 14]
      [Doug Williams, author of Sharecroppers: Life of a Sharecropper’s Son]
      http://tinyurl.com/okjeap
      Mobile Press-Register 13 May 2009

       

      **May 14, 4-6 pm, Jeanie Thompson book event
      Capitol Book & News, Montgomery
      http://www.capitolbook.com

      **May 14, 6 pm, Warren Trest book event
      Decatur Public Library/Wheeler Basin Regional Library
      http://www.decatur.lib.al.us/

      **May 15, 7 pm, Jeanie Thompson reading
      The Gnu's Room, Auburn
      http://www.thegnusroom.com

      **Fundraiser brings city founders back from the dead [May 16]
      Drish House event to aid Preservation Society
      http://tinyurl.com/ovkfwm
      Tuscaloosa News 13 May 2009

      ** Shelby Iron Works Park hosts free festival Saturday [May 16]
      http://tinyurl.com/ouh7mc
      Birmingham News 13 May 2009

       

      **May 16, 10 am, Foster Dickson book event
      Black Belt Treasures, Camden
      http://www.blackbelttreasures.com

      **Magnolia Springs Art & Jazz Festival set for Sunday [May 17]
      http://tinyurl.com/rd8mes
      Mobile Press-Register blog

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Civil rights trail gets council OK
      $1 million project seen as downtown draw for tourists
      http://tinyurl.com/qomv54
      Birmingham News 13 May 2009

      **Yearbook sale selling it old school
      Old Leeds High School yearbooks for sale!

      http://tinyurl.com/ohrxqz
      Birmingham News 13 May 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History: May 13-19
      http://tinyurl.com/qnxtnb

      Gadsden Messenger 12 May 2009

      **Old health department to be razed [Building constructed in 1952]
      Preservation panel approves churches’ plan
      [Located in the Twickenham Historic District]
      http://tinyurl.com/qe3v5y
      Huntsville Times 12 May 2009

      ** Alabama ’s annual Places in Peril released
      http://tinyurl.com/qpzd7n
      Tuscaloosa News 12 May 2009

      **Civil rights heroine honored [Aurelia Browder]
      http://tinyurl.com/o9s8te
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 May 2009

       

      **Longleaf pine research study marks 60th year
      http://tinyurl.com/o43rmw
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 May 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 13: http://tinyurl.com/o2ng3c
      May 12: http://tinyurl.com/puo4xt
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Wilbur Jackson was Alabama Crimson Tide’s Version of Jackie Robinson
      http://tinyurl.com/r8ps3l
      BleacherReport.com 11 May 2009

      **Clock [in Collinsville ] gets repairs not a moment too soon
      http://tinyurl.com/phlp3l
      Ft. Payne Times-Journal 11 May 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/ouqedl
      Tuscaloosa News 11 May 2009

       

      **1914 May 13- Joseph Louis Barrow is born in Lexington , Alabama . He will

                be better known as Joe Louis. "The Brown Bomber" will

                hold the heavyweight crown from his 1937 title match with

                James J. Braddock until his first retirement in 1949.  In

                his 71 professional fights, he will amass a record of 68

                victories, 54 by knockouts.

       

      1916 May 12- Albert L. Murray is born in Nokomis , Alabama .  He will

                become an author of several works of nonfiction, among

                them the influential collection of essays, "The Omni

                Americans: New Perspectives on Black Experience and

                American Culture." His other works will include "South

                to a Very Old Place," "The Hero and The Blues," "Train

                Whistle Guitar," "The Spyglass Tree," "Stomping The

                Blues," "Good Morning Blues," and "The Blue Devils of

                Nada."

       

      1963 May 11- One day after Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth announces agreement

                on a limited integration plan in Birmingham , Alabama , his

                home is bombed and a civil disturbance ensues.

      FROM: Today in Black History

      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Blues Capitalist

      [Review of David Robertson's new biography of W.C. Handy]
      http://tinyurl.com/p5au5l
      New York Times 10 May 2009

       

      **b. 05-10-1910 - Louis Buck - Bessemer , AL - d. 5-18-1971

      announcer: "Grand Ole Opry"; "Sunday Down South"

      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #87

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **HBO's Alzheimer's Project includes Cousin Cliff
      http://tinyurl.com/pzsger
      Birmingham Weekly 7 May 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **[Musical group] Act of Congress declares their talent to world
      http://tinyurl.com/pqkycs
      Shelby County Reporter 12 May 2009

      ** Decatur ’s Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q featured on NBC’s “Today” show
      http://tinyurl.com/oqbug5
      Huntsville Times blog 12 May 2009

      ** Auburn ’s Debra “Bebbie” Beebe dishes about “Survivor: Tocantins ”
      http://tinyurl.com/qc4vjk
      Birmingham News blog 12 May 2009

      **Blues for an Alabama Sky takes skeptical look at Harlem Renaissance

      [Review of production of Pearl Cleage’s play]
      http://tinyurl.com/pzdccx
      Creative Loafing [ Atlanta ] 11 May 2009

      **Interactive trends influencing relevance of yearbooks [at UNA]
      http://tinyurl.com/qzfh4w
      Florence Times-Daily 11 May 2009

       

      **[Burl] Lawson leaves his mark on the furniture business
      http://tinyurl.com/ptw7tm
      Tuscaloosa News 11 May 2009

      ** Hoover 's Savannah Lathem set to appear in 'Lost' season finale

      http://tinyurl.com/ovbn52

      Birmingham News blog 10 May 2009

       

      **BSC graduate Martin Landry makes waves off Broadway
      http://tinyurl.com/pe9e4u
      Birmingham News blog 10 May 2009

       

      **Mickey Dean has found his niche as stand-up comic
      Play/Birmingham News 10 May 2009, p 8G

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **[no items this issue]

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Atkins, Raymond L. Sorrow Wood. Medallion Press, 2009 [This novel set in Alabama is due in August.]

       

      Haines, Carolyn. Greedy Bones. Minotaur: St. Martin’s, 2009 [Latest from the prolific Alabama novelist is due in July]

       

      Howard, Linda. Death Angel. Random House, 2009. [Paperback edition of the prolific Alabama novelist’s latest; publisher info at http://tinyurl.com/qfx96o ; her next one, Burn, is due in July]

       

      Laucella, Pamela C. Jesse Owens, the Press, and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Routledge, 2009

       

      Powell, Larry. Black Barons of Birmingham : The South’s Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players. McFarland, 2009

       

      Pritchard, Erin E., ed. TVA Archaeology: Seventy-Five Years of Prehistoric Site Research. University of Tennessee Press , 2009 [includes Alabama ]

       

      Robertson, David. W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues. Knopf, 2009 [Reviewed in Publisheers Weekly 26 January 2009 http://www.publishersweekly.com/ ]

       

      Tye, Larry. Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Random House, 2009 [Reviewed in Publisheers Weekly 20 April 2009 http://www.publishersweekly.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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