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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 3-6 Nov & 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
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      **Nov 11, noon
      Virginia Hamilton book event
      Roebuck Plaza Baptist Church
      The Roebuck Springs Garden Club welcomes historian Virginia Hamilton, who will discuss and sign copies of her memoir Teddy's Child. See Web site for more information.
      967 Gadsden Hwy
      Birmingham, AL 35235
      Contact: Lisa Harrison
      334-834-3556
      harrison@...
      http://www.newsouthbooks.com


      **WWII: Alabama Remembers
      Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 9:30PM on Alabama Public Television
      http://tinyurl.com/yf7bl8l
      WW II: ALABAMA REMEMBERS tells the story of World War II through the memories of Alabama veterans, their spouses and others involved in the war effort. One in ten Alabamians served in the armed forces during the war and their stories range from first-hand accounts of the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor to the liberation of Nazi death camps in Europe.


      **Life experiences translated in song [by Mac McAnally; Nov. 12]
      http://tinyurl.com/yd6bvac
      Florence Times Daily 5 November 2009


      **Nov 12, 4-5:30 pm
      Charlie Lucas, Chip Cooper, and Ben Windham book event
      Capitol Book & News
      Charlie Lucas, Chip Cooper, and Ben Windham will talk about & sign copies of Tin Man. See Web site for more information.
      1140 E. Fairview Avenue
      Montgomery, AL 36106
      Contact: Capitol Book & News
      334-265-1473
      capitolbook@...
      http://www.capitolbook.com


      **Nov 12, 4-6 pm
      Paul Gaston book signing
      Page & Palette
      Fairhope native son to sign his book Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea. See Web site for more information.
      32 S. Section St.
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Karin Wilson
      251-928-5295
      karin@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com


      **2009 November 27: 100th anniversary of the birth of James Agee, author--among other titles--of the classic _Let Us Now Praise Famous Men_ about Alabama sharecroppers in the Depression. More about Agee, who died in 1955, can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Agee


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      **HISTORY
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      **School honors veterans, local musician
      http://tinyurl.com/ya7oyav
      Florence Times Daily 6 November 2009

      **UA plan marks civil rights role
      Foster Auditorium plaza would memorialize integration attempt
      http://tinyurl.com/yj4bulu
      Tuscaloosa News 6 November 2009

      **Rocket pioneer's family donates papers to UAH
      [Konrad Dannenberg died in February at age 96.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yg45thc
      Huntsville Times 5 November 2009

      **Ga. archaeologist: more clues to de Soto's trail
      http://tinyurl.com/ylqb24j
      Florence Times Daily 5 November 2009

      **Civil Rights Memorial marks 20 years
      http://tinyurl.com/yzzkd2c
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 November 2009

      **2nd phase of veterans cemetery now being built in Montevallo
      http://tinyurl.com/ydb5jw3
      Birmingham News blog 5 November 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      November 6: http://tinyurl.com/ykxxvxw
      November 5: http://tinyurl.com/yze4uvz
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Newest group inducted into [Gadsden-Etowah Patriots'] Hall of Honor
      http://tinyurl.com/yz35f82
      Gadsden Times 4 November 2009

      **Steve Flowers: Wallace wins governorship yet again after 'Fumbling Fob' elects not to run [1982]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykehdor
      Prattville Progress 4 November 2009

      **GCHS honors veterans: 'Not one should be forgotten'
      http://tinyurl.com/yz8ujx8
      Gadsden Times 4 November 2009

      **Photos of Frontier Days At Fort Toulouse
      http://tinyurl.com/ygm5mhy
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 November 2009

      **Historical collection donated to Calhoun Community College
      [Spencer and Betty Waters Collection focuses on Alabama and Southern history]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8lxuk4
      Athens News Courier 4 November 2009

      **b. 11-03-1915 - Cal Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. xx-xx-1968 guitar, harmonica: "The Maddox Brothers and Rose"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #211
      http://lists.oldradio.net/


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      **CULTURE
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      **Birmingham musician [Taylor Hollingsworth] discusses latest album
      http://tinyurl.com/ydt4ogt
      Tuscaloosa News 6 November 2009

      **Businesses honored for support of arts
      http://tinyurl.com/yeozpjf
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 November 2009

      **Migration’s Impact on The New South, Labor Focus of UAB Professor’s Book
      [Colin Davis, _Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace Since 1945_]
      http://main.uab.edu/Sites/MediaRelations/articles/70751/
      UAB Media Relations 5 November 2009

      **Peek Releases New CD at the Blue Gill
      http://tinyurl.com/yc84db3
      Lagniappe [Mobile] 3 November 2009

      **North Alabama Ghosts
      http://tinyurl.com/yhs336q
      Decatur Daily 30 October 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Times reporter, columnist [Deidre] Coakley dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yca2dug
      Gadsden Times 6 November 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Brewer, Sonny. _The Widow and the Tree_. MacAdam/Cage, 2009 [His latest novel was reviewed in Library Journal 15 October 2009 http://www.libraryjournal.com/ ]

      Dorsey, Tim. _Gator a-Go-Go_. Morrow, February 2010 [Next novel from the prolific AU graduate]

      Hirsch, James S. _Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend_. Scribner, February 2010

      Jackson, Jr., David H. _Booker T. Washington and the Struggle Against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912_. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

      Klima, John. _Willie's Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend_. Wiley, 2009 [Reviewed in Library Journal 15 September 2009 http://www.libraryjournal.com/ ]

      Matrana, Marc R. _Lost Plantations of the South_. University Press of Mississippi, 2009 [Includes at least one from Alabama]

      McCammon, Robert. _Mr. Slaughter_. Subterranean, 2009. [His latest novel was reviewed in Publishers Weekly 19 October 2009 http://www.publishersweekly.com/ ]

      Plant, Deborah G. _A Zora Neale Hurston Reader: New Critical Essays for a New Millennium_. Praeger, February 2010 [The latest scholarly work on Alabama native author and folklorist Hurston]

      Reverby, Susan M. _Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy_. University of North Carolina Press, 2009.


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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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