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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 15-18 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 18, 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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      **"Hank Williams" auditions May 24-25 at Red Door Theatre in Union Springs

      http://tinyurl.com/rawvv5

      Montgomery Advertiser 15 May 2009

      **Outdoor Alabama Photo Exhibit on view now at Montgomery ’s visitor center [through June 1]
      http://tinyurl.com/octm3e
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 May 2009

       

      **Register now for student writing camp [June 8-26 at UA]

      http://tinyurl.com/ot9y54

      Tuscaloosa News 15 May 2009

      **Inaugural Montgomery Film Festival is July 18 at the Capri
      http://tinyurl.com/optmem
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 May 2009

      **Tuskegee Repertory Theatre’s “The Broker” returning for second run
      [Play’s subtitle is “The Story of Lewis Adams, the True Founder of Tuskegee University”]
      http://tinyurl.com/q9nzuu
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 May 2009

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      Birmingham Civil Rights Trail
      http://tinyurl.com/qrh2hf
      Birmingham News 18 May 2009

      **A civil rights icon [Fred D. Gray, Sr.] helps tell Tuskegee ’s story
      http://tinyurl.com/qw8o4a
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 May 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/qa8pq9
      Tuscaloosa News 18 May 2009

      **Rain delays work at Montevallo veterans cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/qhsyq6
      Birmingham News 18 May 2009

      **[Local] Veterans share Washington [Honor Flight] experience
      http://tinyurl.com/qb582k
      Gadsden Times 17 May 2009

       

      **Rural cemetery placed on historic register

      Designation helps spark increase in donations for Old Kingston's upkeep

      http://tinyurl.com/qxjksb

      Prattville Progress 17 May 2009

      **In ‘Cornelia,’ [playwright] Mark Olsen uses the bond between George Wallace and his beauty queen wife as a springboard

      http://tinyurl.com/p5xo6c
      San Diego Union-Tribune 17 May 2009

       

      **Bank robbers made mistakes [in Jacksonville in 1955]

      http://tinyurl.com/r7uaeg

      Gadsden Times 17 May 2009

      **Confederate Memorial Day service conducted [April 19]
      http://tinyurl.com/ry9fjy
      Mobile Press-Register 17 May 2009

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      1969 May 17- A commemorative stamp of W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues,"

                is issued by the U.S. Postal Service, making Handy the

                first African American blues musician honored on a postage

                stamp.

       

      1970 May 17- Hank Aaron becomes the ninth baseball player to get 3,000

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


      **DNA research finally confirms ‘Roots’ author’s [Alex Haley] ties to Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/qpmc6d
      Tuscaloosa News 16 May 2009

      **1955 May 16: American author and critic James Agee died in New York .
      [Among other works, Agee wrote Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, about Alabama sharecroppers]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 18: http://tinyurl.com/qma6zm

      May 17: http://tinyurl.com/qfosnk

      May 16: http://tinyurl.com/pxkuch

      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **Town [of Vina] celebrates 100th birthday

      http://tinyurl.com/r5wl8b

      Florence Times-Daily 15 May 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      ** Alabama cattle rancher J.T. Thomas wins ‘Survivor’
      http://tinyurl.com/pbxza8
      Mobile Press-Register blog 17 May 2009

       

      **Sour notes: Behind the music of Richard Scrushy at HealthSouth

      http://tinyurl.com/r9zjzd

      Birmingham News blog 17 May 2009

       

      **State contestants have kept hush-hush about what happens on the popular CBS reality game show in which a Mobile cattle rancher tries for $1 million

      http://tinyurl.com/phw3o3

      Mobile Press-Register 16 May 2009

       

      **"Nobody," Giving Voice to Black Showman Bert Williams, Among Plays in Alabama Fest May 15-17 [included three plays set in Alabama ]

      http://tinyurl.com/olkyew

      Playbill.com 15 May 2009

       

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Saraland City Councilman [and former mayor] Charles Harben dies

      http://tinyurl.com/r6f6a8

      Mobile Press-Register blog 16 May 2009

       

      **Longtime Baldwin coroner dies [Huey Mack]

      http://tinyurl.com/q78ufz

      Mobile Press-Register 16 May 2009

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      ** Montgomery Film Festival
      http://www.montgomeryfilmfestival.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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