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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 22-26 Oct. & 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 , Oct 26, 2009
      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
      ================

      **Princess Theatre in Decatur presents "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Monday [Oct. 26]
      http://tinyurl.com/yhve4cl
      Huntsville Times blog 26 October 2009


      **Oak Hill Cemetery, Alabama's oldest, will host tour with actors portraying those buried there [Oct. 31]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylrcwlz
      Birmingham News 25 October 2009


      **Mentone [arts] event starts Saturday [Oct. 31-Nov. 1]
      http://tinyurl.com/yf8wcck
      Gadsden Times 25 October 2009


      **NOV 5, NOON-1 PM
      LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY: CHARLIE LUCAS
      Selma Dallas County Public Library
      Charlie Lucas will discuss his book TIN MAN: THE LIFE AND ART OF CHARLIE LUCAS. Books are available for sale following the program which begins with lunch at noon. Author speaks at 12:30. Cost is $7.50. See Web site for more information.
      1103 Selma Avenue
      Selma, AL 36701
      Contact: Becky Cothran Nichols
      334-874-1725
      becky@...
      http://www.selmalibrary.org


      **NOV 5, 5 PM
      GLEN BROWDER BOOK EVENT
      Anniston Public Library
      Glen Browder will discuss and sign copies of his new book The South's New Racial Politics. See Web site for more information.
      108. E. 10th St.
      Anniston, AL 36201
      Contact: Lisa Harrison
      334-834-3556
      harrison@...
      http://www.anniston.lib.al.us


      **November 6 - 8, & 12 - 15
      "THE MIRACLE WORKER": Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, 222 East Drake Avenue, Auburn, Alabama. Presented by the Auburn Area Community Theatre. 2 PM (CST) on the 8th and 15th; 7 PM all other days. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (334) 501-2963.


      **NOV 8
      JEANIE THOMPSON READING
      Ruskin Art Club
      Poet Jeanie Thompson will read from and sign copies of her book THE SEASONS BEAR US. See Web site for more information.
      800 S Plymouth St.
      Los Angeles , CA 90005
      Contact: Ruskin Art Club
      323-755-3530
      http://tinyurl.com/yzu4own


      **November 21
      AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: Dothan Civic Center, Dothan, Alabama. 4:30 PM (CST). Activities include Grand Entry with full regalia and drum, introduction of participating chiefs, a special guest appearance by Ms. Indian Alabama, two competitive dance divisions, and music from Buffalo Women Flute Music, and more. Admission charged. For more information, call (334) 794-7007.


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Couple invest years of work at historic home in Wilcox County
      http://tinyurl.com/yzzaf24
      Mobile Press-Register 26 October 2009

      **Working together pays off
      [25th anniversary of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, NAAL]
      http://tinyurl.com/yj8ahgt
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 October 2009

      **5 Ala. women named to black women's hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/yl6fnjf
      Florence Times Daily 26 October 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/yhmvdb5
      Tuscaloosa News 26 October 2009

      **City [of Tuscumbia] to convert old post office
      http://tinyurl.com/yzrgzkw
      Florence Times Daily 25 October 2009

      **Local veteran [Joe Birindelli] featured in book on Vietnam
      http://tinyurl.com/yfsue5r
      Mobile Press-Register 25 October 2009

      **Historic marker dedication honors [Chewacla] park's builders
      http://tinyurl.com/yl3a6ha
      Opelika-Auburn News 25 October 2009

      **Tragedy led to streetcar hauntings
      http://tinyurl.com/yk8onsg
      Gadsden Times 25 October 2009

      **Indian Hills Country Club marks 50th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/yjucvsv
      Tuscaloosa News 25 October 2009

      **1951 Oct 26- Joe Louis is defeated by Rocky Marciano in the eighth
      round in a bout at Madison Square Garden.

      1990 Oct 25- Evander Holyfield knocks out James "Buster" Douglas in
      the third round of their twelve-round fight to become
      the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
      Holyfield's record stood at 25-0, with 21 knockouts.

      1976 Oct 25- Clarence "Willie" Norris, the last surviving member of
      the nine Scottsboro Boys, who were convicted in 1931
      of the alleged rape of two white women on a freight
      train, is pardoned by Governor George Wallace. Norris
      had spent 15 years in prison and had been a fugitive
      fleeing parole in Alabama in 1946.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Hamilton Memoir Delves into Family History
      [Review of Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton's latest book]
      Play/Birmingham News 25 October 2009, p 9G

      **Library examines history of African-American schools [in Baldwin Co.]
      As many as 20 existed before integration in the 1970s
      http://tinyurl.com/yhl6ayx
      Mobile Press-Register 24 October 2009

      **A history of the Opelika Fire Department [new book]
      http://tinyurl.com/yktu3mr
      Opelika-Auburn News 24 October 2009

      **Historians honored for work [on Tuskegee Airmen combat deaths]
      http://tinyurl.com/yg22ohq
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 October 2009

      **Cemetery clean-up [at Westcott Cemetery]
      http://tinyurl.com/yz7z59u
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 October 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      October 26: http://tinyurl.com/yk3vrc6
      October 25: http://tinyurl.com/ykbvvbf
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Leeds getting archived for the first time
      http://tinyurl.com/ygrhnhv
      Leeds News 23 October 2009

      **Opelika Main Street Bestowed Distinguished Service Award
      [By Alabama Historical Association]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykub8tl
      WANI-AM 22 October 2009

      **Speedy U.S. warship built in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/yg939wu
      Opelika-Auburn News 22 October 2009



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      **CULTURE
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      **Center makes room for digital arts technology
      http://tinyurl.com/yl2q4om
      Florence Times Daily 26 October 2009

      **Alabama artist [Paulette Riley] paints prizes for business in the arts awards
      http://tinyurl.com/yzk87xe
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 October 2009

      **Rebecca Luker's [CD] "Greenwich Time" features new composers and veterans
      http://tinyurl.com/ykcxd2k
      Birmingham News blog 25 October 2009

      **Look for specters along Alabama Ghost Trail
      http://tinyurl.com/ylncazf
      Birmingham News 25 October 2009

      **Fantasy, art, days of yore come together at Renaissance Faire
      http://tinyurl.com/yjzjket
      Florence Times Daily 25 October 2009

      **Who haunts the halls of Tuscaloosa?
      http://tinyurl.com/yf65z29
      Tuscaloosa News 25 October 2009

      **'Tin Man' shows heart in book about artwork [of Charlie Lucas]
      http://tinyurl.com/ygtvzh8
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 October 2009

      **Ex-Birmingham magazine editor [Joe O'Donnell] launches B-Metro
      http://tinyurl.com/yfp2wpk
      Birmingham News blog 24 October 2009

      **Dothan quilt show celebrates heritage, craft's art
      http://tinyurl.com/yj6b24d
      Florence Times Daily 24 October 2009

      **Admiring art
      Greensprings residents take in Prattauga Art Guild's fall show
      http://tinyurl.com/yg7tune
      Prattville Progress 24 October 2009

      **A local restaurant, a global reputation
      Hot and Hot Fish Club founders publish secrets of their simply elegant cuisine
      Birmingham News 18 October 2009, pp 1A, 15A


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      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Alabama Rep. Lea Fite of Jacksonville dies after apparent seizure
      http://tinyurl.com/yjo6zq6
      Mobile Press-Register blog 26 October 2009

      **Tommy Moon, Calera fire chief, dies
      Served town for 33 years
      http://tinyurl.com/yj8uxux
      Birmingham News 25 October 2009

      **Farewell: Freddy Habeeb
      Doctor known for humor, caring
      [Alfred Habeeb, M.D., was a pioneering anesthesiologist in Alabama.]
      Birmingham News 18 October 2009, p 18A


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

      **Four More Author Profiles on This Goodly Land
      October 16, 2009
      This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape has just added four new Alabama author profiles to its Web site. Like our earlier profiles, these include biographical information about the authors, information about their work, and places where interested readers can go to find out more. Our latest additions are novelists Robert E. Bell, Andrew Lytle, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Lee Smith.
      http://tinyurl.com/yjjhk57

      **Title: Southern Historian - A Journal for Southern History
      Call for Articles [for this UA journal]
      Deadline: 2009-11-01
      Description: The Southern Historian is currently seeking
      manuscript submissions for its 2010 Edition. All submissions
      must be in the field of southern history and the author must be
      an active graduate student. Manuscripts must be received by
      November 1 and early submissions are strongly encouraged. If
      you are in ...
      Contact: shistory@...
      URL: www.southernhistorian.ua.edu
      Announcement ID: 171451
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=171451


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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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