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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 3-5 June & 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 presumably
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2009




      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.


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      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.





      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:








      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.









      **Downtown Dance Conservatory to perform Saturday [June 6]
      Gadsden Times 3 June 2009

      **Two historical jazz-based groups perform at Moody [June 6]
      [UA Jazz Ensemble and the Alabama Cavaliers]
      Crimson & White [UA] 4 June 2009


      **Walking Tours to begin Saturday [June 6, 13, 20, 27]

      "Wetumpka will be on full display for the entire month of June during the annual heritage walking tours, which begin Saturday. As part of a statewide program sponsored by the Alabama Tourism Department, local guides will provide historical information to the city's most historic structures and sites, such as the old courthouse, Coo­sa River and Bibb Graves Bridge . Tour dates are scheduled for June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Elizabeth Gillian, Mary Peck, Reita Page and Joe Allen Turner will each handle a specific area during the tour. Beginning at 10 a.m., all walking tours start and finish at the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, and refreshments will be available following the conclusion of each tour. Thirty towns from across the state are offering free walking tours each Saturday morning this month. For more information about other statewide tours, call 1-800-ALABAMA or visit the Web site at http://www.alabama.travel "

      Prattville Progress 3 June 2009

      **Open house Sunday at the Lyric Theatre [June 7; opened in 1914]
      Birmingham Weekly 4 June 2009

      Artist reception for painter [June 7]
      The Leeds Arts Council is hosting a reception for its June artist, David Nichols on Sunday.  The reception will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center , 8140 Parkway Drive. Nichols, who paints with acrylic, oil and watercolor, has been a professional artist since 1986. He is a member of the Mountain Brook Art Association and he has been published in the North Light Magazine. Nichols' paintings can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. The reception is free and open to the public, but Nichols' paintings will be available for purchase. To preview Nichols' paintings, visit http://davidnicholsart.com For more information on the reception and other council events, call the center at 699-1892. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and during LAC events.
      Birmingham News 4 June 2009

      Alabama Waterways "A Photographic Celebration" The Alabama Rivers Alliance will be holding Alabama Waterways "A Photographic Celebration" on June 11th, 5:30-8:30 at the Lite Box Gallery in Birmingham .  Work from photographers Beth Young to Charles Seifried will be exhibited, along with works by grassroots river protectors.  Proceeds from the show go to the Alabama Rivers Alliance.  For more info, visit http://www.alabamarivers.org






      **Hueytown to celebrate 50th anniversary with book of photos
      Birmingham News 4 June 2009

      ** Brookside to convert historic [Burrell-Country] house into museum
      Birmingham News 4 June 2009

      **Day camp connects kids with the past

      Program [at Moundville] focuses on Native Americans
      Tuscaloosa News 4 June 2009

      **[Former UA running back] Shaud Williams inducted to Texas Hall of Fame
      Tuscaloosa News 4 June 2009

      1863 June 5: CSS " Alabama " captures the "Tailsman" in the Mid Atlantic.


      1985 June 4: Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      1972 June 4- [Ala. native] Angela Davis is acquitted by 11 whites and one Mexican American of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy charges brought in connection with a 1970 courthouse shoot-out in San Rafael, California.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      June 5: http://tinyurl.com/oypxrf
      June 4: http://tinyurl.com/osu6lv
      Mobile Press-Register


      **Original Tuskegee Airman dies in Ohio [James Travis]
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 June 2009


      **Saving Barton Academy [built in 1836]


      Lagniappe [ Mobile ] 2 June 2009

      **First Tour of the African-American Heritage Trail of Mobile Rolls Through Mobile
      City of Mobile Press Release 27 May 2009





      **Production [of “The Miracle Worker”] at Ivy Green enters its 48th season
      Florence Times-Daily 4 June 2009


      **Arts facility planned in Gulf Shores
      Nonprofit Beach CITE Studios will build and operate center on city land
      Mobile Press-Register 4 June 2009

      **Gold enthusiasts at home at Alabama Gold Camp
      Gadsden Times [from Anniston Star] 4 June 2009







      **Joseph McCray Jr., former president of MAMGA Mardi Gras organization, dies
      [See also June 4 article: http://tinyurl.com/r63r76 ]
      Mobile Press-Register blog 3 June 2009






      **Alabama Virtual Library [video]

      **Helen Keller, 87, dies


      New York Times 2 June 1968


      **Satchel Paige, Black Pitching Star, Is Dead at 75


      New York Times 9 June 1982

      **Ravin JG, Higginbotham EJ. The story of Percy Lavon Julian: against all odds.
      Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 May;127(5):690-2. [Chemist Julian was a
       Montgomery native; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Lavon_Julian ]








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