Sunday, September 1, 2019

Alabama History & Culture News: September 1 edition

For a number of years I've been posting links to just-published Alabama history and culture articles in the "alabamahistory" group at Yahoo!Groups. Most of the articles are from newspapers, with others from magazines and TV and radio websites. You can subscribe to the emails there if you wish; I send out two or three a week along with relevant meeting announcements and so forth. 

Here's the latest batch:

Poet's art on display this month at Manna Grocery and Deli
Canvas images from a Tuscaloosa poet's book of abstract six-color ... Hank Lazer, a semi-retired University of Alabama professor and former UA ...

books published to mark Alabama bicentennial
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two new books have been published to coincide with Alabama's bicentennial celebration. The Montgomery-based ...

First black student at Auburn University reflects on Gov. Kay Ivey
Franklin had graduated from Alabama State College in 1962 and wanted to get a master's degree in historyfrom Auburn University. He worked selling ..

NOTICE: Pinson Historic District to be considered for National Register ofHistoric Places
PINSON — The Palmerdale Homesteads Historic District, in Pinson, Alabama, will be considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic ...

Lars Anderson's book chronicles dynasties of Bryant, Saban
“The idea behind this book has been circulating in my mind for several years now,” Anderson said. “I have been in Alabama since 2004 so I have had ...

Columbiana hosts Alabama Bicentennial traveling exhibit
Created by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Making Alabama ... The traveling exhibit consists of panels detailing different periods of history in ...

On this day in Alabama history: Andalusia depot got historic listing
The Central of Georgia Depot in downtown Andalusia, built at the end of the 19th century, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On this day in Alabama history: Artist Bruce Larsen was born
Bruce Larsen, who repurposes discarded objects into sculptures and also has created special-effects work for movies, was born in Birmingham on this ..

1st high school black history class of its kind taught at Tuscaloosa
1st high school black history class of its kind taught at Tuscaloosa ... black history during the first African American history class of its kind in Alabama, ...

New historic trail honoring Tuskegee-area civil rights trailblazers to be dedicated Sept. 20
New historic trail honoring Tuskegee-area civil rights trailblazers to be ... It also joins six other Alabama trail sites that comprise the U.S. Civil Rights ...

City of Montevallo approves historical marker [for double lynching that occurred 31 August 1889]
City of Montevallo approves historical marker ... City leaders in Montevallo have approved the installation of an historical marker in their city. ... making it only the 6th municipality in Alabama to do so, according to a news release.

Bessemer's Historic Lincoln Theatre Being Revitalized
Glenny Brock, outreach coordinator for the Lyric and the Alabama Theatre, has joined the Lincoln restoration effort as a project consultant. Family ties ...

Janie Wiggins earns historic 600th career win
That win gave Wiggins her 600th career win, making her just the 29th coach in Alabama state history to earn 600 wins or more. Wiggins said that her ...

On this day in Alabama history: Henry Collier died
Henry Collier, the first chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was a native of Virginia. Collier became chief justice when the state Legislature ...

"House of Rose: A Magic City Story" By: TK Thorne
T. K. Thorne's second book, “Last Chance for Justice: How Relentless ... This novel, “House of Rose,” is set in Birmingham, Alabama, in the present.

The legendary Goat Man's decades-long walk across Alabama
The legendary Goat Man's decades-long walk across Alabama ... Historical accounts debate McCartney's early history – even his birthdate is in ...

Alabama history like you've never seen
It's a 6-minute video covering 175 million years of Alabama history, from the time it was under water to the time it was under Alexander Shunnarah.

Mattel chooses Alabama Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks for Barbie's Inspiring Women series
The Mattel company announced on Monday that Alabama Civil Rights ... 2018, features other dolls based on women who have made historical impact, ...

The 175-Year History of Speculating About President James Buchanan's Bachelorhood
... with one man in particular: William Rufus DeVane King of Alabama. .... prior to their deposit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

The Alabama Humanities Foundation brings culture to our state
Projects include the Alabama History and Heritage Festival, Theatre in the Mind and – co-sponsored with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival ...

Mac McAnally bringing songs and stories of home Tuesday atAlabama Shakespeare Festival
A night of familiar songs and Alabama stories is ahead Tuesday at ... McAnally's dad was played guitar a little bit, but he was a history major and a ...

Saga of 1930s Alabama Communists has lessons for today
The book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression, by Robin D.G. Kelley, a professor of history at University of California ...

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