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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 3-5 August & 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 , Aug 5, 2009
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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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      **Former Tide players to attend opening of "Bear Country" in Birmingham [Aug. 6]
      http://tinyurl.com/nmr8q3
      Birmingham News blog 4 August 2009

      **Bicentennial book project to be discussed [Aug. 8; Foley]
      [Images of America: Baldwin County by Harriet Outlaw and John Lewis]
      http://tinyurl.com/kqb2lt
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2009

       

      **"Freedom's Sisters" highlights unsung heroines of the Civil Rights movement [through Oct. 4]
      [Also reviewed in Birmingham News 2 August 2009 pp 4G-5G]
      http://tinyurl.com/no343k
      Birmingham Weekly 31 July 2009

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **'Worthless drunk' turns life around
      "A remarkable unpublished draft of a little book can be found in the Heritage Room of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. It documents the recollections of Susannah Dupree Crutcher Lawler about pioneer families of the Madison area. "
      http://tinyurl.com/lem929
      Huntsville Times 5 August 2009

      **Niece revives story of Navy pilot who died in Pensacola crash
      [John Rush, a Mobile native, died in 1941.]
      http://tinyurl.com/mmrlkt
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2009

      **Plans unveild for veterans memorial in Center Point
      http://tinyurl.com/lovt5v
      Birmingham News 5 August 2009

      **1864 August 5: Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/nvouzf
      Gadsden Messenger 4 August 2009

      **Alabama city destroying ancient Indian mound for Sam's Club
      http://tinyurl.com/mf27m9
      Facing South [Institute for Southern Studies, UNC] 4 August 2009

      **Sidney Lanier High School to honor 100th anniversary [in 2010]
      http://tinyurl.com/lq6hzl
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 August 2009

      **AFL memories: Broadway Joe [Namath] etched league's place in lore
      http://tinyurl.com/no4tdg
      USA Today 4 August 2009

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

      **Battersea mansion has a storied history all its own
      http://tinyurl.com/nz4jpk
      Demopolis Times 3 August 2009

       

      **[Pro Football] Hall of Fame to induct late Derrick Thomas
      http://tinyurl.com/lo6pan
      Tuscaloosa News 3 August 2009

      **Keller, Wheeler nice picks for Capitol statues
      http://tinyurl.com/me299l
      Tuscaloosa News 2 August 2009

      **Seeing Reds
      A New Play by Naomi Wallace re-imagines Communists in Alabama
      [Play draws from Robin Kelley's history of the topic, Hammer and Hoe]
      Birmingham Weekly 31 July 2009, pp 10-11

       

      **Street names for civic leader [Willie B. Arrington]
      http://tinyurl.com/ms4lld
      AlabasterReporter.com 27 July 2009

      **A perfect pitch
      New biography reveals much about Satchel Paige
      [Larry Tye, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend]
      http://tinyurl.com/n723fr
      Mobile Press-Register 24 July 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **[Ricky] Trione chosen as featured artist for charity
      http://tinyurl.com/mclk2x
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2009

      **Couple puts headstone at pauper's grave [Sandra Glenn]
      [Martha and Marion Couch have placed more than 100 such headstones]

      [See also August 5 article: http://tinyurl.com/nd6l4a ]
      http://tinyurl.com/nf9xty
      Florence Times Daily 4 August 2009

       

      **Rare American chestnut tree largest in state
      http://tinyurl.com/m68c2r
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 August 2009

      **Handcrafted blues

      [Local band 2Blu and the Lucky Stiffs]
      http://tinyurl.com/l8vpuq
      Shelby County Reporter 3 August 2009

      **Soldier of Fortune
      Cullman's Channing Tatum no just another '(G.I.) Joe'
      Birmingham News 2 August 2009 p 8G

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Joel P. Smith, Sr. [obituary]
      [Longtime editor of Eufaula Tribune also pubished two books related to Eufaula history]
      http://tinyurl.com/nf2o2b
      Birmingham News 31 July 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **The Courthouse Ring

      Atticus Finch and the limits of Southern liberalism.
      http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/08/10/090810fa_fact_gladwell
      New Yorker 10-17 August 2009

       

      **Truman Capote is Dead at 59; Novelist of Style and Clarity
      http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0930.html
      New York Times 26 August 1984

       

       

       

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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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