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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 30 June-3 July & 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
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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 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.

      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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      **Heritage Forums
      Landmark Park, Dothan, AL
      Time: 3:00 PM
      Cost: Free with park admission
      Description:
      Every Sunday in July. If you have an interest in history, Landmark Park is the place to be each Sunday afternoon during the month of July. Our annual series of "Heritage Forums" will feature guest speakers each week who will present a program about some aspect of state or local history. Forums held in the Interpretive Center Auditorium. Free with park admission. Reservations requested. Call 334-794-3452 to register.
      http://www.landmarkpark.com/

      **Heritage programs focus on state, local history [July Sundays; Dothan]
      http://tinyurl.com/n666y4
      Dothan Eagle 1 July 2009

      **What: Historic House Research Workshop
      Where: Central Library, Arrington Auditorium
      Date: Saturday, July 18
      Time: 9:30 a.m.
      Cost: Free
      The Birmingham Public Library is hosting a workshop sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Birmingham Historical Society on historic house research. Attendees will learn how to conduct research on historic dwellings in Birmingham and Jefferson County including resources at BPL and requirements for historic designations. Presenters will be Linda Nelson with the Jefferson Co. Historical Commission, Jim Baggett with the Birmingham Public Library, and Jason Kirby with the Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Also attending will be authors Cathy Criss Adams and Marjorie L. White to discuss their research and sign books.
      http://tinyurl.com/nhphgc



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      **HISTORY
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      **Historic Walnut Street
      Holiday block party brings back fond memories for residents
      http://tinyurl.com/n92frz
      Florence Times-Daily 3 July 2009

      **Industrial/Druid alumni reminisce about old times
      [The high schools operated from 1935 until 1979]
      http://tinyurl.com/kpzb2z
      Tuscaloosa News 3 July 2009

      **1937 July 2: Polly Holliday (in Jasper, Alabama), actor (Alice, Gremlins)[is born.]

      1937 July 2: Richard Petty, race car driver [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...<mailto:poorgabriel@...>

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      July 3: http://tinyurl.com/nz4xju
      July 2: http://tinyurl.com/n29oum
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Fort Payne to join [historical] textile corridor
      http://tinyurl.com/mse4oz
      Fort Payne Times-Journal 1 July 2009

      **1961 July 1- Frederick Carlton "Carl" Lewis is born in Birmingham, Alabama. He will be raised in Willingboro, New Jersey. He will become an athlete who will win 10 Olympic medals (9 golds) during his career (1984 to 1996), and 8 World Championship gold medals, and 1 bronze (1983 to 1993). He will become only the third Olympian to win four consecutive titles in an individual event.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **[Bobby] Allison, Waltrip nominated for [NASCAR] Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/ny5t9b
      Tuscaloosa News blog 30 June 2009



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      **CULTURE

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      **Beth Maynor Young's now famed photos have come to symbolize Cahaba River's vulnerability, diversity
      http://tinyurl.com/lzu8b6
      Birmingham News blog 3 July 2009

      **Long alliance with UA [and Ala. Shakespeare Festival] comes to an end
      http://tinyurl.com/l3ajtc
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 July 2009

      **ASF graduates continue spirit of MFA program
      http://tinyurl.com/lt7t9v
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 July 2009

      **Visionary Marija Lunetti, in a return to Shelby County, reports appearance of Virgin Mary
      http://tinyurl.com/lv9jux
      Birmingham News 2 July 2009

      **Alabama hopes ‘ghost trail’ will scare up more tourism dollars
      http://tinyurl.com/l7fy4u
      USA Today 1 July 2009

      **[Profile of artist] Megan Kimber
      http://bhammag.com/Bhammag/arts_kimber.aspx
      Birmingham Magazine July 2009

      **[Profile of] Cecil Whitmire, Director, Alabama Theatre
      http://bhammag.com/Bhammag/people_cecil.aspx
      Birmingham Magazine July 2009



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      **DEATHS

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      **Retired Ala. Episcopal Bishop [Rt. Rev Robert O.] Miller dies
      [Longer Birmingham News story at http://tinyurl.com/lstrt8 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/lgxogy
      Tuscaloosa News 1 July 2009



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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books Related to Alabama



      Fenton, Margaret. Little Lamb Lost. Oceanview Publishing, 2009 [First novel from a Birmingham resident]


      Patterson, Richard North. The Spire. Holt, September 2009 [Latest from the prolific novelist and UAB graduate]


      Snow, Whitney Adrienne. “The Cotton Mills of Huntsville.” M.A. thesis, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2008


      Stephenson, Creg and Edward Mullins, eds. More than a Game: The Best of Alf Van Hoose. University of Alabama Press, September 2009 [Van Hoose was sports editor at the Birmingham News for 21 years.]


      Woodrum, Robert H. “Everybody Was Black Down There”: Race and Industrial Change in the Alabama Coalfields. University of Georgia Press, 2007 [reviewed in the American History Review Volume 114, Number 2, April 2009, pp 456-7




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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

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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810



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