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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 3-5 April & 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 and blogs are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in or sometimes unrelated to 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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      **Photo exhibit [by Doug Clark] to open at Walnut Gallery [April 4-May 21]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylfv8lm
      Gadsden Times 4 April 2010

      **Former Mobile Ballet student Katie Noletto to perform at Arts Alive! [April 10]
      http://tinyurl.com/yztn9ym
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2010

      **Eugenia Parker column: Mobile Genealogical Society to meet April 10
      [Featuring Alabama author Arthur E. Green]
      http://tinyurl.com/yz3wgcl
      Mobile Press-Register 3 April 2010

      **Author Edwards to sign his book [April 10]
      [Richard Edwards, will be signing his book, "Zadie's Boy: The Troy Maeweather Story" ]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycqapm7
      Gadsden Times 2 April 2010

      **Alabama Stories: Helen Keller
      APT, April 11, 8-9 pm
      [Other times at http://tinyurl.com/ydnpyzm ]
      One of Alabama's most famous residents recently added another chapter to her life of amazing accomplishments. Helen Keller, a woman who championed for the disabled, was chosen for a special honor that only a select few have been privileged with. Alabama Public Television was there when Helen Keller's life story once again took center stage for a national audience in Washington DC.

      **Apr 14, 2010, 4 pm
      UAB Writers' Series: Robert Collins and Lawrence Wharton
      UAB Spencer Honors House
      Robert (Bob) Collins and Lawrence (Larry) Wharton. Join the UAB community as it celebrates and hears the poetry of Collins and the fiction of Wharton, two retiring friends who have meant so much to creative writing at UAB over the years. Reception to follow. Free. See Web site for more information.
      1190 10th Avenue South
      Birmingham , AL 35294
      Contact: Daniel Anderson
      205-934-4250
      danderso@...
      http://www.uab.edu/english/events/


      **Apr 15, 5:30-7:30 pm
      E.O. Wilson book event
      Blakeley Nature Center
      Pulitzer winning author E.O. Wilson will chat about and sign copies of his book Anthill. See Web site for more information.
      34745 State Hwy. 225
      Spanish Fort, AL 36130
      Contact: Emily Bell
      251-928-5295
      emily@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com


      **Apr 15, 6 pm
      Ace Atkins book event
      The Alabama Booksmith
      Ace Atkins will chat about and sign copies of his book Infamous. See Web site for more information.
      2626 19th Place South
      Homewood, AL 35209
      Contact: The Alabama Booksmith
      205-870-4242
      booksmith@...
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com

      **April 15, 7:30 pm
      Music from Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
      UA-Huntsville, Roberts Recital Hall
      Music composed for and readings from Ahab's Wife by its author, Eminent Scholar in the Humanities Sena Jeter Naslund. Music and lyrics composed by Frank Richmond; music performed by UA-Huntsville instructor Karen Young and a UA-Huntsville students. Free admission. See Web site for more information.
      301 Sparkman Drive
      Huntsville, AL 35899
      Contact: UAH English Dept.
      256-834-6655
      eh@...
      http://www.uah.edu/colleges/liberal/english/naslund_schedule.php


      **Apr 15, noon
      ArchiTreats: Food for Thought: Eric Walther
      Alabama Department of Archives & History
      Eric Walther will discuss William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War. See Web site for more information.
      624 Washington Ave.
      Montgomery, AL 30010
      Contact: Sherrie Hamil
      334-353-4726
      sherrie.hamil@...
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov

      **USS Alabama Crewmen's Reunion [April 15-18, Mobile]
      http://www.ussalabama.com/index.php

      **Carrollton hosts play to benefit historic building [April 15-18]
      [Barry Bradford's "The Face in the Courthouse Window"]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjsv2nf
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2010

      **Baldwin County premiere of "Open Secret," a film based on transcripts of 1901 Alabama Constitution, to be shown in Spanish Fort [April 17]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykzplhy
      Mobile Press-Register 3 April 2010

      **French and Indian War Encampment [April 17-18]
      Historically correct re-enactors portray depict actions during the French and Indian War between France and Brittan. The lifeways of the French Colonial Marines, British soldiers and Creek Indians are centered around the reconstructed French Fort Toulouse.
      http://www.fttoulousejackson.org/

      **"Back When Day" [April 24]
      See what life was like around Arab during the 1920's through the 1940's. Eight Buildings including Hunt School, Rice Church, A country Store, 1940's Homemaker's Clubhouse, Gristmill Blacksmith Shop, Museum and The Boyd Farmhouse will be open featuring some reenactment. Free Admission
      http://tinyurl.com/ycudkp2

      **Limestone Dust Poetry Festival [April 24; Huntsville]
      http://www.limestonedustpoetry.org/

      **Moundville museum ready to display $5M renovation [in mid-May]
      http://tinyurl.com/yewk9qy
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2010

      **WORLD WAR II PACIFIC WAR EXHIBIT [Auburn University]
      An exhibit concerning the war in the Pacific theatre of World War II is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department. The exhibit features maps, photographs, books, and other documents with a focus on the service of the late Eugene B. Sledge (Class of 1949). The exhibit also features Sledge*s handwritten diary, correspondence to his family, photographs, and even his Marines uniform. The Eugene B. Sledge Papers are located in the Special Collections and Archives Department. Some of this collection is also available via the Digital Collections http://diglib.auburn.edu/collections/ebsledge/ The exhibit is located in the three upright glass display cases on the north side (i.e., facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department. The Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. See the "What's New" link http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ for more information. [Sledge is featured in the new HBO series, _The Pacific_.]


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      **HISTORY
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      **Conservationists want extra protection for Old Mobile site from Alabama Power
      http://tinyurl.com/ycsv8ep
      Mobile Press-Register 5 April 2010

      **University of Alabama to honor its first black students by adding plaza, clock tower during Foster Auditorium renovation
      http://tinyurl.com/yav3vzp
      Birmingham News 5 April 2010

      **Birmingham's Roebuck Springs neighborhood turning 100
      http://tinyurl.com/y8t7kf7
      Birmingham News 5 April 2010

      **Construction crew pulls old machine gun from Lauderdale County creek
      http://tinyurl.com/ykvtptg
      Birmingham News 5 April 2010

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylshc44
      Tuscaloosa News 5 April 2010

      **1856 April 5: Booker T. Washington, pioneering educator [is born.]

      1887 April 5: Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller.
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/yjohepj ]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **CULTURED TRAVELER
      Forgotten Florida, Through a Writer's Eyes [Ala. native Zora Neale Hurston]
      http://tinyurl.com/yj5d2b4
      New York Times 4 April 2010

      **Education building blocks [in the Gadsden area]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylg2r9r
      Gadsden Times 4 April 2010

      **Subdivision to feature 1920s flair [in Prattville]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfvwy5z
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 April 2010

      **1974 April 4- Hank Aaron ties the baseball career home run record set by
      Babe Ruth, when he hits his 714th home run in Cincinnati,
      Ohio.

      1963 April 3- Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham anti-
      segregation campaign begins. Before it is over, more than
      2,000 demonstrators, including King, will be arrested. The
      Birmingham Manifesto, issued by Fred Shuttlesworth of the
      Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights the morning of
      the campaign, summarizes the frustration and hopes of the
      protesters: "The patience of an oppressed people cannot
      endure forever.... This is Birmingham's moment of truth in
      which every citizen can play his part in her larger
      destiny."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Churches seek recognition for their cemeteries
      http://tinyurl.com/ykvrtrg
      Dothan Eagle 3 April 2010

      **"Historical folk artist" Andrew Lamar Hopkins returns to Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/ylfqqb3
      Mobile Pres-Register 3 April 2010

      **Cemetery [in Birmingham] tells story of latter-day Jewish exodus
      http://tinyurl.com/ybw9sxm
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 April 2010

      **Replica tabernacle helps worshippers connect with Old Testament
      http://tinyurl.com/y8vkfcg
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 April 2010

      **Sky High
      With 2010 marking the centennial of aviation in Alabama, we take you on a tour of seven important sites...in our state
      Alabama Journey [AAA] March/April 2010, 3(2):14-17
      http://aaa.com/


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      **CULTURE
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      **Feats of Clay: Ceramic artist Susie Bowman opens The Kiln Studio & Gallery in Fairhope
      http://tinyurl.com/yzjpxlj
      Mobile Press-Register 4 April 2010

      **Corner High School thespians now have room to soar [in new theater]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfecha2
      Birmingham News 3 April 2010

      **Local author focuses on Christianity [Martin Murphy]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjsybvs
      Dothan Eagle 3 April 2010

      **Gadsden author [Kathy Attaway] releases 'The Adventures of Molly Polly Wog'
      http://tinyurl.com/yd2zao3
      Gadsden Times 2 April 2010

      **Local Teacher Publishes First Book
      [Karin Ballstadt, _The Gateway Chronicles: The Six_]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9tf476
      Helena City News March 2010, p 15


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      **DEATHS
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      **Greene County Sheriff Ison Thomas dies
      http://tinyurl.com/ykx35oz
      Tuscaloosa News 4 April 2010

      **Longtime UA administrator dies Friday [Douglas E. Jones]
      [Birmingham News obituary at http://tinyurl.com/ybu3zcc ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yaccnmn
      Tuscaloosa News 3 April 2010


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Fairhope Museum of History
      http://www.cofairhope.com/dep_museum.php

      **Joe Louis, 66, Heavyweight King Who Reigned 12 Years, Is Dead
      http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0513.html
      New York Times 13 April 1981

      **John W. Inzer Museum [Ashville]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydfmb8y


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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
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/aha.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/markers.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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