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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 27 Aug-2 Sept & 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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      NOTE:

      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
      ================

      **Air conditioning movie premiers Thursday [September 3]
      [Film documents the Air Conditioning Project at the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation]
      http://tinyurl.com/mgoea5
      Gadsden Times 1 September 2009


      **10:00pm "I Aim at the Stars" (1960) Saturday, September 5 [previous listing left out the date!]
      Rocket scientist Werner von Braun faces controversy when he emigrates to the U.S. to work in the space program.
      Cast: Curt Jurgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala Dir: J. Lee Thompson BW-107 mins, TV-PG
      Turner Classic Movies
      http://www.tcm.com/


      **Battle for Decatur
      Decatur; Sep 5-6
      Point Mallard Park. Civil War Reenactment featuring mock battles each day at 2 p.m. Camps are also open to the public for viewing. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. 800-524-6181
      www.decaturcvb.org


      **Russell Cave history lesson set Labor Day
      http://tinyurl.com/ltha4a
      Scottsboro Daily Sentinel 1 September 2009


      **Re-enactment walk based on outlaw's life [Sept. 7-8]
      [Thomas "Mountain Tom" Clark, leader of the Clifton Shebang gang]
      http://tinyurl.com/m4a93b
      Florence Times Daily 1 September 2009


      **SEPT 18, 4-6 PM
      N.L. SNOWDEN
      Page & Palette
      N.L. Snowden (Dee Jordan) will sign copies of her debut novel _In and Out of Madness_. See Web site for more information.
      32 S. Section St.
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Emily Bell
      251-928-5295
      emily@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com


      **Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle & Native American Pow Wow
      Florence; Sep 19
      McFarland Park. A celebration of Native American history with storytelling, demonstrations, arts, crafts, food vendors, and a three-day powwow. Free. 877-868-8747
      www.trailoftears-remembrance.org


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      **HISTORY
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      **Book's authors seek photos from 1908-1930s of certain Montgomery neighborhoods
      http://tinyurl.com/kjun3s
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 September 2009

      **1st water tank (below ground) [in Madison] built in 1894
      http://tinyurl.com/nxszk2
      Madison Spirit/Huntsville Times 2 September 2009

      **1963 September 2- Alabama Governor George Wallace blocks the integration of
      Tuskegee High School in Tuskegee, Alabama.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Blaze damages [historic] house in Silk Stocking District
      http://tinyurl.com/qqu2x7
      Talladega Daily Home 1 September 2009

      **Once-bustling Belk building [in Sheffield] auctioned
      http://tinyurl.com/lup5ph
      Florence Times Daily 1 September 2009

      **Historical Alabama Register suspends new listings
      [See also Gadsden Times 31 August story: http://tinyurl.com/mrv3zm ]
      http://tinyurl.com/lcq7be
      Tuscaloosa News 1 September 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/lwjhnb
      Gadsden Messenger 1 September 2009

      **Carlisle community looking at incorporation
      http://tinyurl.com/mw57h8
      Gadsden Times 1 September 2009

      **T.J. Best Grocery closes after 56 years
      http://tinyurl.com/nhed5j
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 September 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      September 2: http://tinyurl.com/mdssgg
      September 1: http://tinyurl.com/narojk
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Homewood to dedicate high school football field in name of former head coach Bob Newton
      http://tinyurl.com/mzetlj
      Birmingham News blog 31 August 2009

      **Birmingham Civil Rights Institute named 2009 Attraction of the Year by state tourism department
      http://tinyurl.com/nu5bz4
      Birmingham News blog 31 August 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/mzu489
      Tuscaloosa News 31 August 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **What's up with that?
      Cheyenne Diner to start it trek from NYC to Birmingham
      http://tinyurl.com/ld7bkj
      Birmingham News blog 2 September 2009

      **Atticus Finch still a role model in the South [Rheta Grimsley Johnson column]
      http://tinyurl.com/ksrfs5
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 September 2009

      **30 years of theater [Wetumpka Depot Players]
      http://tinyurl.com/logg77
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 September 2009

      **Author finishes book, 40 years later
      [Anne Dalton's first historical novel, _Massacre Island_, published in 2002]
      http://tinyurl.com/nxepdg
      Clanton Advertiser 31 August 2009

      **Rebecca Luker getting ready to release new CD
      http://tinyurl.com/kn4stj
      Birmingham News blog 30 August 2009

      **Samford University's exhibit shows [Alabama] clay is humble yet versatile
      http://tinyurl.com/kjasrj
      Birmingham News blog 30 August 2009

      **Haints promise to bring in tourists
      http://tinyurl.com/lg6glb
      Selma Times-Journal 30 August 2009

      **The Final Destination--Film Review
      [Partially filmed in Mobile]
      http://tinyurl.com/lw6wfy
      Hollywood Reporter 28 August 2009

      **Standing broom in Prattville sweeps in paranormal researchers and the curious
      http://tinyurl.com/mus6ps
      AL.com blog 27 August 2009

      **Standing broom video
      http://tinyurl.com/mfcpp8
      Montgomery Advertiser


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Tuskegee Airman dies [Robert Decatur, on Aug. 19]
      http://tinyurl.com/qyw8z6
      Opelika-Auburn News 1 September 2009

      **SDA leader, teacher E.E. Cleveland dies at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/m3s3s7
      Huntsville Times 1 September 2009


      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Properties on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage
      [Alabama Historical Commission]
      http://www.preserveala.org/pdfs/arprop.pdf


      **Ensley High School Class of 1961
      http://ensley1961.com/


      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Baggett, James L. and Kelsey Scouten Bates, _Alabama Illustrated: Engravings from 19th Century Newspapers_. Turner Publishing, 2009

      Beito, David T. and Linda Royster Beito, _Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard's Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power_. University of Illinois Press, 2009 [David Beito is at UA; Linda Beito is at Stillman College.]


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      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      **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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