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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 6-8 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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      **Artist Virginia Wolfe’s show opens July 12 at SAC’s Gallery
      http://tinyurl.com/mgabfn
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 July 2009

      ** Alabama Craft: Tradition and Innovation
      Sun, July 12 at 8 p.m. [Part II is Wed, July 15, 8 p.m.]
      Alabama Craft: Tradition and Innovation is an original APT documentary in two parts that samples the works, visions and philosophies of seven Alabama artists. Produced in partnership with the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), Alabama Craft focuses on the work of potters Jerry Brown and Charles Smith, quilters Mozell Benson and Bettye Kimbrell, glassblower Cal Breed, musical instrument maker Gene Ivey, and blacksmith John Phillips.
      http://www.aptv.org/AS/Craft/index.asp

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      EXHIBIT:  ALABAMA ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

         The Special Collections and Archives Department has recently mounted an exhibit featuring ALABAMA ACTORS AND ACTRESSES. The exhibit features photographs, biographical information, and miniature reproductions of movie posters on 35 Alabama actors and actresses such as Tallulah Bankhead and James *Jim* Nabers.

         The exhibit is located in the three large glass display cases immediately upon one’s left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department which itself is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/

       

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      **HISTORY

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      Garner history [in Madison Co.] gets another layer
      http://tinyurl.com/lpnj63
      Huntsville Times 8 July 2009

      ** Shelby Academy students sad over closing of school [opened in 1970]
      http://tinyurl.com/ndt4o4
      Birmingham News 8 July 2009

      **Poarch Creeks donate $500,000 to Alabama Department of Archives and History
      http://tinyurl.com/nxtdn9
      Indian Country Today 7 July 2009

      **Pelham turns 45 Friday
      http://tinyurl.com/lhwq7q
      Shelby County Reporter 7 July 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/lvs584
      Gadsden Messenger 7 July 2009

      **Iconic author Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind”, may have lived for a time on Birmingham ’s Southside
      http://tinyurl.com/nxnbbt
      Birmingham News 7 July 2009

      ** Oxford city officials ignore calls to save 1,500-year-old Indian-built mound
      http://tinyurl.com/not9sg
      Birmingham News blog 7 July 2009

      **City agrees to buy old post office building [in Tuscumbia; is 70 years old]
      http://tinyurl.com/md4f65
      Florence Times-Daily 7 July 2009

       

      **1906 July 7- Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige, baseball pitcher, (Negro

                League and American League) is born in Mobile , Alabama .

                (His birth year is an estimate) In 1965, 59 years after

                Paige's supposed birthday, he took the mound for the last

                time, throwing three shut-out innings for the Kansas City

                Athletics. He will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of

                Fame in Cooperstown , New York in 1971. 

       

      1915 July 7- Margaret Abigail Walker (later Alexander) is born in

                Birmingham , Alabama . In 1935, She will receive her

                Bachelors of Arts Degree from Northwestern University and

                in 1936 she will begin work with the Federal Writers'

                Project under the Works Progress Administration. In 1942,

                she will receive her master's degree in creative writing

                from the University of Iowa .  Encouraged by Langston Hughes

                and others, Walker will become a writer best known for her

                volume of poetry 'For My People,' her novel 'Jubilee,' and

                a biography of novelist Richard Wright. In 1965, she will

                return to the University of Iowa to earn her Ph.D. She will

                serve for a time as a professor at Jackson State College

                (now University). She will join the ancestors on November

                30, 1998 after succumbing to breast cancer.

       

      1948 July 7- The Cleveland Indians sign Leroy "Satchel" Paige at the age

                of 42. He will be the American League 'Rookie of the Year'.
      FROM: Today in Black History

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

      **2009 July 7: Country singer Charlie Louvin is 82.
      [See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Louvin ]

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      July 8: http://tinyurl.com/nvprda
      July 7: http://tinyurl.com/ml452b
      Mobile Press-Register 7 July 2009

      **Census data shows Alabamians may be returning to their roots
      http://tinyurl.com/knyboz
      Gadsden Times 6 July 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      No-frills steak house still cooking on the outskirts of Tuscaloosa
      [Nick’s Original Filet House opened in Greene County in the 1930s]
      http://tinyurl.com/lwnlze
      Tuscaloosa News 8 July 2009

      **[Glen] Browder fills ‘gaps’ of South, politics in new book
      [The South’s New Racial Politics: Inside the Race Game of Southern History]
      http://tinyurl.com/m3tgqy
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 July 2009

      ** Birmingham youth pastor Jody Trautwein pranked by actor Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘Bruno’ movie glad his attempt to share his faith remains in film
      http://tinyurl.com/lvhbd4
      Birmingham News 8 July 2009

      **Life back to normal for Ala. ‘Survivor’ winner [James Thomas, Jr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/nug2ce
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 July 2009

      **Air Conditioning Tribute unveiled [sculpture by Gadsden-born Thomas Lyles]
      http://tinyurl.com/mj4e9t
      Gadsden Times 7 July 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **[UA] Dean John L. Blackburn was an inspiration [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/n6a5ot
      Tuscaloosa News 7 July 2009

      **Local chef Clarence ‘Big Daddy’ Taylor dies at 86
      http://tinyurl.com/ktumq2
      Mobile Press-Register 7 July 2009

       

      **Kirksey, Judge Robert Hugh [obituary]
      [See also July 8 Tuscaloosa News editorial: http://tinyurl.com/m57tq8 ]
      [Pickens Co. Probate Judge 1962-1981]
      http://tinyurl.com/lbhm5l
      Birmingham News 6 July 2009

      ** Rhone , Opal Lucille Hill [obituary]
      [She illustrated textbook written by husband L.C. Rhone, Total AutoBody Repair]
      http://tinyurl.com/ln53xd
      Birmingham News 6 July 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **[no entries this issue]

       

       

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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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