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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 7-17 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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      **Brown Bag Lunch Program: The Tale of the Iron Man [Wednesday, July 22, noon]

      "Two Boys Looking Up at Vulcan," courtesy of BPL Digital Collections

      The Seasoned Readers is a spin off from the local acting troupe The Seasoned Performers. They will be reading/performing "The Tale of the Iron Man," the “up and down and all around” saga of Vulcan's first 100 years. The story is an original creation by local author and storyteller Lee Shackelford. Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 3rd floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place .

      http://www.bplonline.org/

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Lunar experts tell of AU’s giant step in 1969
      http://tinyurl.com/nca32n
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 July 2009

      **Original Tuskegee Airman [Herbert Carter] helps send off 100th Squadron
      http://tinyurl.com/nonvhj
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 July 2009

      **This House is History
      On the Bluffs of the North Shore , a War Rages Over The Historic [Summer] Home of Booker T. Washington
      http://tinyurl.com/mrm2ze
      Long Island Press 16 July 2009

      **Tuscumbia aims to honor local hero Manusch
      [Baseball Hall of Famer Heinie Manusch, who died in 1971]
      http://tinyurl.com/l46vpz
      Florence Times-Daily 16 July 2009

      **1894 July 16: Many black miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      July 17: http://tinyurl.com/ksx85c
      July 16: http://tinyurl.com/md64n5
      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **1951 July 14- The George W. Carver National Monument is dedicated in

                Joplin , Missouri .  This is the first national monument to

                honor an African American.

       

      1968 July 14- Hank Aaron hit his 500th career home run in Atlanta , Georgia

                leading the Braves to a 4-2 win over the San Francisco

                Giants.  (In April of 1974, Hammerin' Hank will eclipse the

                old home run mark of 714 held by Babe Ruth.)

       

      1987 July 11- Bo Jackson signs a $7.4 million contract to play football

                for the Los Angeles Raiders for five years. Jackson becomes

                a two-sport player as he continues to play baseball with

                the Kansas City Royals.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b.
      07-14-1919 - Claude Trenier - Mobile , AL - d. 11-17-2003

      singer: "Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra"

       

      b. 07-14-1928 - George Rose - Limestone County , AL - d. 12-16-2006 disk jockey: Cousin Josh "The Cousin Josh Jam-O-Ree"

      b. 07-14-1928 - George "Cousin Josh" Rose - Huntsville , AL - d. 12-16-2006 country singer: "Grand Ole Opry"

      b. 09-01-1914 - Bert Bank - Montgomery , AL - d. 6-22-2009 Founder of the Alabama Football Radio Network
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #132
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


      **Digging up the truth about the Jemison house
      http://tinyurl.com/mhdedq
      Tuscaloosa News 12 July 2009

      ** Museum of East Alabama to celebrate 20 years of preserving history
      http://tinyurl.com/mbnsja
      Opelika-Auburn News 12 July 2009

      **Expanded Trail of Tears routes in Alabama recognized
      http://tinyurl.com/nvmg2j
      Florence Times-Daily 11 July 2009

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      1960 July 11:

      “American author Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, featuring themes of racial injustice and the destruction of innocence in the American Deep South, was first published.”

      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird>

      **Steeped in history [College Street Historic District Association]
      http://tinyurl.com/l45z7z
      Troy Messenger 10 July 2009

      **Prominent home in civil rights may be museum
      [House in Selma where Amelia Boynton Robinson lived for 50 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/l7cnbv
      Victoria [TX] Advocate 9 July 2009

      **St. Stephens
      http://tinyurl.com/n4zlv8
      Planet Weekly [ Tuscaloosa ] 9 July 2009

      Cemetery added to state register
      [ Scandinavian Cemetery in Thorsby]
      http://tinyurl.com/mdkmnt
      Clanton Advertiser 8 July 2009

      **Historic buffs [in Maplesville] asking for help finding items
      http://tinyurl.com/nwpuc7
      Clanton Advertiser 7 July 2009

      **b. 06-20-1911-Gail Patrick-Birmingham , AL – d. 7-6-1980
      actor: “The Dreft Star Playhouse”
      [For more on her extensive film and tv career: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gail_Patrick ]
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #129
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Local professor is author of two books and many poems [Elizabeth Thompson]
      http://tinyurl.com/n3mpxx
      Mobile Press-Register 16 July 2009

      **Grown Folks Band hits road with new CD
      http://tinyurl.com/leovwf
      Florence Times-Daily 16 July 2009

       

      **Woodcarvers struggle to prevent craft’s demise
      Age, economy cited as main reasons for annual decline
      http://tinyurl.com/n9nx7b
      Prattville Progress 16 July 2009

      **Mobile-Baldwin [and other Ala. ] artists part of Alabama Public Television auction
      http://tinyurl.com/lpb9zl
      Mobile Press-Register blog 15 July 2009

      **Cookbook author [Betty Sims] shares shortcuts
      http://tinyurl.com/ma3gac
      Florence Times-Daily 15 July 2009

      **Retired zoo professional shares funny office tales
      [Review of new book by Jack Thorp, who directed Birmingham Zoo for three years]
      http://tinyurl.com/nw9csy
      Tuscaloosa News 12 July 2009

      **Cooking on the coast is an adventure in Alabama culinary history, old and new
      http://tinyurl.com/nbh5ct
      New Orleans Times-Picayune 9 July 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Ray Woodard, the father of soccer in Alabama , dead at 72
      http://tinyurl.com/m3yors
      Birmingham News 17 July 2009

       

      **Paul Hemphill, Chronicler of the South, Dies at 73
      [The Birmingham native was also an AU graduate.]
      http://tinyurl.com/m3g6su
      New York Times 12 July 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Category Summary (Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama

                http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):

      * New Links:            0

      * Updated Links:      1

      * Removed Links:      0

      * Total Links:           3296

       

       

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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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