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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 8-12 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:

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      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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      **Artist appears at museum to talk flowers [April 14; Jane Segrest]
      http://tinyurl.com/y3z9upy
      Dothan Eagle 9 April 2010

      **ArchiTreats presentation is April 15 in Montgomery
      [Eric Walther, author of a bio of him, will speak about William Lowndes Yancey]
      http://tinyurl.com/yarnmnd
      Mobile Press-Register 10 April 2010

      **APRIL 15 LECTURE: GREEK REVIVAL MOBILE
      Book Talk and Signing [Auburn University]
      THE PILLARED CITY: GREEK REVIVAL MOBILE
      John Sledge
      LOCATION: Special Collections and Archives Department, GROUND FLOOR, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
      DATE AND TIME: Thursday, April 15, at 3 p.m.
      Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the AU Bookstore. See the "What's New" link http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ for more information.

      **[Alabama] Historical association to meet in Gadsden [April 15-17]
      http://tinyurl.com/yyzoqtk
      Gadsden Times 8 April 2010

      **Alabama Book Festival adds two big literary names [including Alabama's Daniel Wallace; April 17]
      http://tinyurl.com/yap94gm
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 April 2010

      **Apr 20, 6:30 pm
      Rheta Grimsley Johnson book event
      Mobile Public Library
      Grimsley Johnson will discuss and sign copies of her new memoir Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming. See Web site for more information.
      5555 Grelot Rd.
      Mobile, AL 36609
      Contact: Nancy Anlage
      251-208-7097
      nanlage@...
      http://www.mplonline.org/

      **Author to lead talk on poverty [April 20; Wayne Flynt]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycdz7jh
      Dothan Eagle 11 April 2010

      **Apr 22, 6-8 pm
      EIGHT YEARS OF BIRMINGHAM ARTS JOURNAL
      Maralyn Wilson Gallery
      Open to the public: authors, artists, poets, photographers, and patrons gather to celebrate the eighth year of publication of the Birmingham Arts Journal. See Web site for more information.
      3900 Clairmont Road
      Birmingham, AL 35222
      Contact: Jim Reed, Editor
      205-326-4460
      editor@...
      http://www.birminghamartsjournal.org

      **April 23, 2010
      Montevallo Literary Festival
      University of Montevallo
      The 8th annual Montevallo Literary Festival will take place at the scenic and historic University of Montevallo, Alabama's only public liberal arts university. See Web site for frequent updates.
      Comer Hall
      Montevallo, AL 35115
      Contact: Jim Murphy
      205-665-6420
      murphyj@...
      http://www.montevallo.edu/english/MLF/

      **Mural City Art Fest will salute 'human creativity' [April 27-May 1]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9g4frf
      Dothan Progress 31 March 2010

      **New Paintings By Sandra Hicks-Barnes And Photography By Caroline Davis
      Now On Exhibit [through May 16]
      "The Johnson Center for the Arts [in Troy] is pleased to present our two newest exhibits "New Paintings" by Sandra Hicks-Barnes and "Photography" by Caroline Davis now on exhibit through May 16, 2010 in the Lower Level Galleries. Sandra Hicks-Barnes artwork captures the landscapes of rural Montgomery County, Alabama with the use of pastels and oil. Sandra's work has been featured in many well known art galleries including Stonehenge, Gallery One, and Corporate Art Source. Caroline Davis is a noted Birmingham, Alabama photographer known for underwater baptism photographs. She captures the time-honored tradition of baptisms that occur throughout the Southeast. Also, We are pleased to present her new work entitled "Waves Series" which features underwater photography of the Gulf Coast and Cayman Islands."
      http://www.tpcac.org/

      **[Alabama author Homer] Hickam to receive Audie Murphy Award at Spirit Festival [July 4]
      http://tinyurl.com/y5vmyed
      Huntsville Times 8 April 2010

      **11 offbeat events celebrate Alabama's Year of Small Towns [various dates]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycyg4g5
      Huntsville Times 11 April 2010


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      **HISTORY
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      **Authors seek old photos of Ensley, Tuxedo Junction
      http://tinyurl.com/yaahpyf
      Birmingham News 12 April 2010

      **Walker County woman finds ancient amphibian fossil
      http://tinyurl.com/y5r7x7x
      Birmingham News 12 April 2010

      **Manna Grocery celebrates 30 years
      http://tinyurl.com/y4899xg
      Tuscaloosa News 12 April 2010

      **Memorial games honor Carver teacher [Albert Thomas]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2uw7fo
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2010

      **ADVERTISER EDITORIAL: Time for city to act on [Lincoln] cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/y2pxkal
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2010

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/y6taggy
      Tuscaloosa News 12 April 2010

      **UA displays contents of time capsule [from 1907]
      http://tinyurl.com/y5dzccq
      Tuscaloosa News 11 April 2010

      **Lawyer Doug Jones appears in Tom Brokaw documentary 'Boomers'
      http://tinyurl.com/yajuuzb
      Birmingham News 11 April 2010

      **City's latest historian brings its first to the forefront
      [Mary Ann Neeley, _The Works of Matthew Blue, Montgomery's First Historian]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9m8szy
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2010

      **Fountain City festival honors Wilson Pickett
      http://tinyurl.com/ycloydf
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2010

      **Southern Soapbox column: War legacy reflects an American spirit
      http://tinyurl.com/yc9ed42
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2010

      **Court Square fountain was city cover-up [in 1885]
      http://tinyurl.com/yaqh2uy
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2010

      **Historic dogwood dying at Huntsville Botanical Garden
      http://tinyurl.com/y8qxg4x
      Huntsville Times 10 April 2010

      **[Alabama Music] Hall of fame bill a surprise
      http://tinyurl.com/yb9kovn
      Florence Times Daily 10 April 2010

      **Moundville museum reopens after $5M update
      http://tinyurl.com/ya4mlp4
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2010 [from Tuscaloosa News]

      **Birmingham priest's 1921 slaying revisited in new documentary and book
      http://tinyurl.com/y4pwk6v
      Birmingham News 10 April 2010

      **State honors WWII veterans Sidney Phillips, Eugene Sledge
      http://tinyurl.com/y43cjtj
      Mobile Press Register 9 April 2010

      **Filmmakers unveil Fairhope documentary this weekend
      http://tinyurl.com/y34gcyz
      Mobile Press-Register 9 April 2010

      **1865 April 9: Federals capture Ft. Blakely, Alabama.
      Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Alberta Post Office authorized in 1960 faces possible closure
      http://tinyurl.com/y6c6de3
      Tuscaloosa News 9 April 2010

      **1956 April 11- Singer Nat "King" Cole is attacked on the stage of a Birmingham
      theater by white supremacists.

      1958 April 10- [Ala. native] W.C. Handy, composer and musician, joins the ancestors at the
      age of 84 in New York City.

      1974 April 8- Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run
      against a pitch thrown by Los Angeles Dodger Al Downing
      at a home game in Fulton County Stadium. Aaron's home
      run breaks the long-standing home run record of Babe
      Ruth.

      1990 April 8- [Montgomery native] Percy Julian, who helped create drugs to combat glaucoma
      and methods to mass produce cortisone, and agricultural
      scientist George Washington Carver are the first African
      American inventors admitted into the National Inventors
      Hall of Fame in the hall's 17-year history.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Officials to unveil historic G'dale markers
      http://tinyurl.com/yeh2pgc
      North Jefferson News 7 April 2010

      **SEBC celebrating 75 years [Southeastern Bible College]
      http://tinyurl.com/y5yxqmw
      Shelby County Reporter 7 April 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Alabama State Council on the Arts director Al Head talks to The Times
      http://tinyurl.com/y24rgl8
      Huntsville Times 12 April 2010

      **It's the pies that bind: Tasty treats bring hope to a small town [Greensboro]
      http://tinyurl.com/y6urp6g
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2010

      **New Hope student's poem wins third in the state [Ryan Hicks]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2fpl5a
      Huntsville Times 12 April 2010

      **Arts Alive! brings a diversity of art and artists to downtown Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/y62gdnq
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2010

      **Mary White Sowell's portraits of women are bright and fresh
      http://tinyurl.com/yewtkwn
      Birmingham News 11 April 2010

      **World War II vet [Bob Corbin] and Moss Point author [Todd Doyle] work to tell harrowing POW story
      http://tinyurl.com/y2o5j8s
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2010

      **Local teacher makes Parade's 'What People Earn' issue
      http://tinyurl.com/y9wwjj7
      Huntsville Times 11 April 2010

      **[Alabama] Author Ace Atkins tackles gangster "Machine Gun" Kelly in his new book "Infamous"
      http://tinyurl.com/y9yonvu
      Birmingham News 11 April 2010

      **Alabama's Jeff Cook looks to sell 'The Castle' [mansion in Fort Payne]
      http://tinyurl.com/y6s5vc4
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 April 2010 [from Huntsville Times]

      **UA grad loses again on 'Project Runway' [Anthony Williams]
      http://tinyurl.com/yd7r4hz
      Tuscaloosa News 10 April 2010

      **Officials work on film incentive law
      http://tinyurl.com/yd6m238
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 April 2010

      **Joe Scarborough returns to UA for book signing [He's a UA alum.]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8vmzsb
      Tuscaloosa News 9 April 2010

      **History in the filming [of a television show in Alabaster]
      http://tinyurl.com/y4ukrwt
      Shelby County Reporter 9 April 2010

      **Hungry? Huntsville's 10 Oddest Eateries: A bus, a car wash, a bait shop and more
      http://tinyurl.com/y7pump9
      Huntsville Times 8 April 2010

      **Baldwin County artist [Dale Brobst] critically injured in Bromley-area fire
      http://tinyurl.com/y9de4xe
      Mobile Press-Register 7 April 2010

      **Alabaster's Barb Sullivan competes in TLC's 'Ultimate Cake Off'
      http://tinyurl.com/yejxxyk
      Birmingham News 7 April 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **John Gray, World War II vet featured in [Ken Burns'] 'The War,' dies at 87
      http://tinyurl.com/yc8cpl8
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2010

      **Scientist's work will long be recalled
      [UA geologist and paleontologist Doug Jones, who died last week]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2adtkc
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2010

      **Longtime Selma city leader, [Geraldine] Allen, succumbs to cancer
      http://tinyurl.com/ybpv3gw
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 April 2010

      **William America, first black elected official in Escambia County, dies at 77
      http://tinyurl.com/y7cqjxm
      Mobile Press-Register 9 April 2010


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

      **Booker T. Washington: Online Resources [Library of Congress]
      http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/btwashington/

      **Rosa Parks: Online Resources [Library of Congress]
      http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/rosaparks/rosaparks.html


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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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