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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 3-6 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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      **”We Three Queens ” [July 11, July 16-18]
      [Premiere of new play by Billy Ray Brewton, a Birmingham writer and filmmaker]
      [More info on Brewton at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2359944/ ]
      Birmingham AIDS Outreach
      http://www.birminghamaidsoutreach.org/

      **Author Warren St. John coming [July 28]
      http://tinyurl.com/lfmdk3
      Birmingham News 4 July 2009

      **Arts Council showcases diverse trio of exhibitions
      Artwork will remain on display at the Mobile Arts Council galleries through July 31
      http://tinyurl.com/ne87se
      Mobile Press-Register 6 July 2009

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      ** Birmingham ’s Tannehill State Park may host memorial to unheralded labor, lives of slaves
      http://tinyurl.com/mwnnj7
      Birmingham News 6 July 2009

      **20 things every Shoals resident should do, see [some historical]
      http://tinyurl.com/pep49h
      Florence Times-Daily 6 July 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/mdsdku
      Tuscaloosa News 6 July 2009

      **1990 July 6- Jesse Owens is honored on a stamp issued by the U.S. Postal

            Service. Owens was a four-time Olympic gold medal winner

            in the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin .

       

      1881 July 4- Tuskegee Institute opens in Tuskegee , Alabama , with Booker

            T. Washington as its first president.

       

      1892 July 4- Arthur George Gaston is born in a log cabin, built by his

            grandparents, former slaves, in Marengo County, Alabama,

            near Demopolis.  He will drop out of school after the

            tenth grade and will become one of the most successful

            proponents of Booker T. Washington's brand of capitalism. 

            A Washington disciple as a child, Gaston became a self-made

            millionaire and one of the richest African American men in

            America in the 1950s.  His many businesses thrived on the

            social separateness legislated by the Jim Crow laws in

            segregated Alabama . Gaston will make it his personal

            mission to urge African Americans to seek "green power," a

            term he remembered Washington using. His quiet role in the

            civil right movement was also noted, saying once that

            African Americans needed a Martin Luther King, Jr. of

            economics to fire them up the way King had about

            integration.  Gaston made the following statement that

            summed up his position on economic empowerment for people

            of color -- "It doesn't do any good to arrive at first-

            class citizenship, if you arrive broke."  He will live to

            the age of 103.

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

       

      **Gene Bartow's inception into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame most deserved

      http://tinyurl.com/mdy9hx

      Birmingham News 5 July 2009

      **Hidden history [review of Danzy Senna’s memoir, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?]
      A writer delves into racial divides to understand her family
      [Senna’s mother was Montgomery native Anna Franklin]
      http://tinyurl.com/n2vvep
      Mobile Press-Register 5 July 2009

       

      **Gone, but not forgotten [Dwight Manufacturing textile mill in Alabama City ]

      http://tinyurl.com/n56bwh

      Gadsden Times 5 July 2009

       

      **‘Renfroe' doesn't provide much insight

      [Novel by Katherine Kilgore  is based on life of " Alabama 's outlaw sheriff" Stephen S. Renfroe]

      http://tinyurl.com/krz33n

      Tuscaloosa News 5 July 2009

       

      ** Oxford to remove dirt from Indian mound

      http://tinyurl.com/l7aj6v

      Montgomery Advertiser 5 July 2009

      **Cawthon descendents become prominent in Andalusia
      http://tinyurl.com/mmjh4a
      Andalusia Star-News 4 July 2009

       

      **Pilot [Charles Gay] recalls WWII bomber missions

      http://tinyurl.com/my3aqx

      Mobile Press-Register 4 July 2009

       

      **Vault of Tory records at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville offers insight into early days of what is now Alabama

      http://tinyurl.com/lffqtk

      Birmingham News 4 July 2009

       

      **Colbert Legion post memorializes fallen heroes

      http://tinyurl.com/kr8rpj

      Florence Times-Daily 4 July 2009

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      July 6: http://tinyurl.com/lmwya8

      July 5: http://tinyurl.com/mhlo64   

      July 4: http://tinyurl.com/lo8pgw

      Mobile Press-Register

      ** Constitution Village transports visitors to America ’s early years
      http://tinyurl.com/l95als
      WAFF-TV [ Huntsville ] 3 July 2009

      ** Shelby Academy would need a pot of gold to stay open, board member says
      [Private school opened in 1970]
      http://tinyurl.com/kw5jrn
      Birmingham News 3 July 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **”We Have Signal”: APT music program wins Emmy, Telly awards
      http://tinyurl.com/klxq9z
      Mobile Press-Register blog 6 July 2009

      **Woman overcomes vision challenge in her dreams as a writer [Liz Tetley]
      http://tinyurl.com/lf9p3l
      Mobile Press-Register 6 July 2009

       

      **Oneonta knife maker's hobby is crafting family heirlooms [Mike Naylor]

      http://tinyurl.com/ns5ff8

      Birmingham News 5 July 2009

       

      ** Mobile 's model train club is a downtown treasure at Masonic Temple

      http://tinyurl.com/lxlb9w

      Mobile Press-Register blog 4 July 2009

       

      **'American Idol' Taylor Hicks turns to Birmingham pros to advance his post-'Idol' brand

      http://tinyurl.com/lk8q3g

      Birmingham News 4 July 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **UA administrator, civic leader dies [John L. Blackburn]

      Educator created student leadership program and played a key role in integration of UA

      http://tinyurl.com/ndzpxf

      Tuscaloosa News 5 July 2009

       

      **Tuskegee Airman, 90, dies during surgery [H.M. Cummings]

      http://tinyurl.com/ngqm25

      Montgomery Advertiser 5 July 2009

       

      **Former city manager of Phenix City , Ala. , dies [James Grady McCalmon]

      http://tinyurl.com/n4ttqf

      Florence Times-Daily 4 July 2009

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Whatsoever [Hoyt Harwell's column]
      [This month he discusses the Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard in Colbert County ]
      Senior Living V16N7 July 2009, p7

       

       

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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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