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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 8-10 May & 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 , May 10, 2010
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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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      **City's first Preservation Week has several emphases [May 9-15; Foley]
      http://tinyurl.com/34kpg66
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 8 May 2010

      **Beach Music [May 14-16; Gulf Shores]
      Local Players Head South for the Hangout Festival
      http://tinyurl.com/2fv2vq5
      Birmingham Weekly 5 May 2010

      **May 16, 10 am
      Mary Ann Neeley book event
      Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery
      Historian Mary Ann Neeley will discuss her new book The Writings of Matthew Blue, Montgomery's First Historian. See Web site for more information.
      2810 Atlanta Highway
      Montgomery, AL 36109
      Contact: Paul Britner
      334-782-0810
      pbritner@...
      http://www.uumontgomery.org

      **May 19, noon
      Wild and Wonderful Wednesday: Julie Williams
      Pell City Public Library
      Journalism professor Julie Williams will talk about and sign copies of her new book Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, AL. See Web site for more information.
      1923 First Avenue North
      Pell City , AL 35125
      Contact: Susan Mann
      205-884-1015
      smannpcl@...
      http://www.pc.lib.al.us/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Walker Percy's Weirdest Book [_Lost in the Cosmos_]
      [Birmingham native Percy died May 10, 1990; see also http://tinyurl.com/255nshx ]
      http://tinyurl.com/27nnq2t
      Chronicle of Higher Education 10 May 2010

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/3xeg627
      Tuscaloosa News 10 May 2010

      **The Man Who Broke Babe's Record
      [Review of Howard Bryant's _The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron_]
      http://tinyurl.com/2belj76
      New York Times 9 May 2010

      **Remembering early stores, restaurants [in Etowah County]
      http://tinyurl.com/288ubqr
      Gadsden Times 9 May 2010

      **Montgomery home was site of medical milestone [1902 heart surgery by Dr. Luther Hill]
      http://tinyurl.com/3a38zjj
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 May 2010

      **45-year-old civil rights slaying still unresolved [Murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson in 1965]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ue6hgr
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 May 2010

      **1963 May 10- Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth announces agreement on a limited
      integration plan which will end the Birmingham demonstrations.

      1919 May 9- James Reese Europe joins the ancestors after being stabbed
      to death by a crazed band member (his drummer) after a
      concert at Mechanics Hall in Boston. Europe was one of
      the preeminent jazz bandleaders of the early 20th century,
      beginning with his association with the team of J. Rosamond
      Johnson and Bob Cole in The Shoo Fly Regiment in 1906.
      Founder of the Clef Club, Europe joined the 15th, and
      later, 369th Infantry Regiments. The military band he
      formed during World War I was one of the most popular in
      all of Europe. [Reese was a Mobile native.]
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Etowah County colonel honored with naming of road [Medal of Honor winner Ola Lee Mize]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ewh4hq
      Gadsden Times 8 May 2010

      **Tornado struck on anniversary of Cyclone of 1908 [in Albertville]
      http://tinyurl.com/3xjdtvh
      Gadsden Times 8 May 2010

      **Wright Brothers' museum supporters optimistic about project
      http://tinyurl.com/23qhrbq
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 May 2010

      **No hurry to name director [of Ala. Music Hall of Fame]
      http://tinyurl.com/2wcu3r6
      Florence Times Daily 8 May 2010

      **Birmingham marchers re-enact walks of civil rights foot soldiers
      http://tinyurl.com/2ekrth3
      Birmingham News 8 May 2010

      **Memories abound at the Birmingham History Center
      Birmingham News 7 May 2010, p 1H

      **Longing for old Saturday mornings
      http://tinyurl.com/329rrnl
      Gadsden Times 6 May 2010

      **When the world itself seemed afire [Vietnam War protest at UA]
      http://tinyurl.com/25vrwjs
      Birmingham Weekly 5 May 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Out of the blue: Self-taught Mobile artist battles depression with paint and canvas [Joseph Moiren]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ay7ypy
      Mobile Press-Register 9 May 2010

      **After an extended 'road trip' to New England, artist Jim Hayward returns to Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/2avl6ph
      Mobile Press-Register 9 May 2010

      **Georgia Godwin exhibit explores 'Southern Icons' [senior thesis art exhibit]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vbzbng
      Mobile Press-Register 9 May 2010

      **Birmingham area trio find growing audience with internet comedy videos and low budget ads
      http://tinyurl.com/22vn9lo
      Birmingham News 9 May 2010

      **City with a view [Birmingham comedy TV show]
      http://tinyurl.com/22ulo9o
      Birmingham Weekly 5 May 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **Fayette's political 'giant' dies at age 97 [Guthrie Smith]
      Nine-term mayor earned accolades
      http://tinyurl.com/2bow92w
      Tuscaloosa News 8 May 2010


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

      **Iconic Entertainment
      Kiddieland was a magical attraction for generations of Birmingham children.
      http://tinyurl.com/23ba44e
      Birmingham Magazine May 2010

      **A Rich Heritage
      Walker County's history and arts come alive at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center.
      http://tinyurl.com/23ybsob
      Birmingham Magazine May 2010

      **Stitching Together a Story
      Leaving Gee's Bend [novel by Irene Latham] is a tale of family, culture and determination.
      http://tinyurl.com/23am524
      Birmingham Magazine May 2010

      **The Old Ball Game
      Celebrating the Rickwood Field centennial Excerpted from Allen Barra's forthcoming book, _Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark_, available from W.W. Norton in July.
      http://tinyurl.com/2dl8yle
      Birmingham Magazine May 2010

      **DRIVING HOME a LEGACY
      GOLF in Birmingham, Then and NOW
      http://tinyurl.com/2f6hzac
      Birmingham Magazine May 2010

      **NewSouth turns 10...And the Corner
      [Profile of the Montgomery publisher]
      http://www.publishersweekly.com/
      Publishers Weekly 22 March 2010

      **On the Record
      A conversation with Larry Powell, author of _Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players_ (2009: McFarland)
      http://tinyurl.com/3yy8vx4
      UAB Magazine spring 2010


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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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