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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 27 Jan-3 Feb & Bonus Material

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      Listings since July 2002 are also at
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm
      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory
      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or
      less in reverse chronological order within each section.

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      if the article comes up.

      A listing of Alabama history links can be found at
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      AND NOW THE NEWS...
      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html


      NOTE: I have included just a few of the many articles related to the
      death of Coretta Scott King.



      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================
      **Quiltmakers Of Gee's Bend [APT]
      Friday, February 03, 2006 at 1:00AM
      Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 8:00PM
      Monday, February 13, 2006 at 8:00PM
      Description
      The artists are all descended from slaves who worked a plantation
      called Pettway, located on the Alabama River. The slaver's surname
      is still ubiquitous in the community. And the people still inhabit
      the land their forebears once slaved. But now, they own it. Through
      generations, the women of Gees Bend have taught their daughters to
      quilt, using any piece of material available - from feed sacks to
      old work clothes. During times when self-expression was discouraged,
      singing and the unique quilt patterns represented these African-
      American's only creative outlets. Geographically and culturally
      isolated from other communities, techniques and styles were left to
      develop with little outside influence, and hence this quilting
      coterie has been compared to the great artistic enclaves of the
      Italian Renaissance. Quilts that once kept families of sometimes 16
      children warm inside drafty log cabins, now hang in the world's
      great museums.

      **History research workshop planned [Monroeville Sat. Feb. 4]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1138875917
      80040.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 2 February 2006

      **Murder in the Magic City [February 4 writers conference]
      http://webpages.charter.net/southernsisters/aboutmmc.html

      **Alabama Experience: How Firm a Foundation [APT]
      Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Description
      An examination of the historical significance of the Rosenwald
      Schools, one of the most ambitious school building programs ever in
      U.S. history. This innovative program affected the lives of
      countless African Americans, among them Alabamians who attended
      dozens of such schools in the state.

      **Bookmark: Warren St. John [APT]
      Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 1:30PM

      **Historical meeting: Shelby County Historical Society [Sunday, Feb.
      5]
      http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/articles/2006/02/01/five_great_th
      ings_to_do_this_week/event04.txt
      Shleby County Reporter 1 February 2006

      **10-11pm EST Tuesday February 7
      [repeat 7-8 pm EST Saturday February 11 and probably other dates]
      Modern Marvels - George Washington Carver Tech
      History Channel
      One of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George Washington
      Carver's influence is still felt. Rising from slavery to become one
      of the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life
      to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant
      life. His scientific research in the late 1800s produced
      agricultural innovations like crop rotation and composting. Part of
      the "chemurgist" movement that changed the rural economy, he found
      ingenious applications for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato. At
      Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Carver invented more than 300 uses for the
      peanut, while convincing poor farmers to rotate cotton crops with
      things that would add nutrients to the soil. A visionary, Carver
      shared his knowledge free of charge, happy in his Tuskegee
      laboratory where he could use his gifts to help others.

      **Mar 10-11: Writing Today Conference, Birmingham-Southern College.
      Registration required.

      **Apr 7-8: Montevallo Literary Festival/University of Montevallo

      **Apr 22: Alabama Book Festival sponsored by the Alabama Center for
      the Book will be held in Montgomery Old Alabama Town and online
      publication announced for This Goodly Land ? the online literary map
      for Alabama


      =============
      **HISTORY
      =============
      ** Preserving Mobile's Mardi Gras past
      The William and Emily Hearin Mobile Carnival Museum is dedicated to
      celebrating and promoting Mobile's pre-Lenten tradition
      http://www.al.com/living/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/living/113887
      534880040.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 3 February 2006

      ** National cemetery in Baldwin?
      World War II veterans want county to buy property in Spanish Fort
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1138961928
      182540.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 3 February 2006

      **Name on marker [at Bham VA Med Center] not a POW
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS/602030337/1001
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 February 2006

      **Civil rights sites [in Montgomery] bring history to life
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS/602030341/1001
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 February 2006

      **Display ensures old soldier's deeds won't fade away [B.B. Darnell]
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS02/602030330/1009
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 February 2006

      **Hank Williams Heirs Win
      "The heirs of the country music star Hank Williams have won the
      legal right to acetate
      recordings of scores of his radio performances in the early
      1950's..."
      http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/02/arts/02arts.html?
      _r=1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin
      New York Times 2 February 2006

      **[Historic] Avondale Villa to open soon
      http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1138875319
      80010.xml&coll=2
      Birmingham News 2 February 2006

      **'This is history'
      Effort under way to preserve, restore tombstones
      http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060202/NEWS/602020326/1011
      Florence Times Daily 2 February 2006

      **UA prepares for 175th anniversary
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060202/NEWS/602020346/1007
      Tuscaloosa News 2 February 2006

      **Auburn, marking 150th birthday, had pivotal moment in 1870s
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060202/NEWS/602020344/1007
      Tuscaloosa News 2 February 2006

      **Tuskegee honors Rosa Parks, Coretta King
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060202/NEWS02/602020340/1009
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1138876094
      80040.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 2 February 2006

      **[Martha] Simmons retires from Alabama Power [has some info about
      her mother, Annie Crook Waters, author of _History of Escambia
      County_]
      http://www.brewtonstandard.com/articles/2006/02/01/lifestyles/life01.
      txt
      Brewton Standard 1 February 2006

      **Robertsdale High School celebrates [100th] anniversary
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/baldwin.ssf?/base/news/11387890
      71220460.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 1 February 2006

      **Auburn University turns 150 [see AU's 150 web site in "Bonus
      Materials"]
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060201/NEWS/602010325/1001
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 February 2006

      **More than soul food
      Cookbook collection [at UA] provides a look at blacks' culinary
      history [Article is not online; some recipes from the David Walker
      Lupton Cookbook Collection are at
      http://www.al.com/living/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/living/113879
      0210220490.xml&coll=2 ]
      Birmingham News 1 February 2006 pp 1G, 3G

      **1902 January 31: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, actor (Lifeboat, A
      Royal
      Scandal) [is born. See http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000845/ ]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **01-31-1902 - Tullulah Bankhead - Huntsville, AL - d. 12-12-1968
      actress, hostess: "Johnny Presents"; "Big Show" [old radio shows]

      **Gadsden's first Black school bus driver [Pierce Rolax]
      http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?
      pnpID=582&NewsID=693130&CategoryID=3291&show=localnews&om=1
      Gadsden County Times 30 January 2006

      **30 January: Birthday of Montgomery native Brett Butler, actress
      and comedienne [see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0124843/ ]

      **BLACK COAL MINERS [includes Alabama content]
      A long legacy of struggle
      http://www.workers.org/2006/us/black-miners-0202/
      Workers World 29 January 2006

      **Compilations offer a peek into Alabama history
      http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/columnists/lbockstruc
      k/stories/DN-NSL_bockstruck_0129liv.ART.State.Edition1.3ed9a52.html
      Dallas Morning News 29 January 2006

      **Painting would be more fitting hanging in Civil Rights Institute
      http://www.al.com/opinion/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1138
      357078106770.xml&coll=2
      Birmingham News 27 January 2006

      ===========
      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **Faith and family inspire life and work of Belforest writer
      [Barbara Lassiter]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/baldwin.ssf?/base/news/11389620
      36182540.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 3 February 2006

      **Bill seeks to lure Hollywood to Valley
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060203/movies.shtml
      Decatur Daily 3 February 2006

      **AEA opposes movie, music tax incentives
      http://www.gadsdentimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS/602030333/1016/NEWS01
      Gadsden Times 3 February 2006

      **Incentives to attract movie biz face fight
      AEA: Would move divert tax revenue for schools?
      http://www.timesdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS/602030332/1011/NEWS01
      Florence Times Daily 3 February 2006

      **Bill for movies, music faces heat
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060203/NEWS/602030342/1007
      Tuscaloosa News 3 February 2006

      **Coffee Tree: A book store and so much more
      http://www.al.com/entertainment/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/enter
      tainment/113887545180070.xml&coll=1
      Huntsville Times 2 February 2006

      **Alabama singer [Taylor Hicks] heads to Hollywood
      http://www.al.com/entertainment/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/entert
      ainment/1138789206220460.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 1 February 2006

      **Film [_Murderball_] partly shot here gets documentary nomination
      http://www.al.com/entertainment/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/entert
      ainment/1138789975220490.xml&coll=2
      Birmingham News 1 February 2006

      **An Alabama 'Idol' hopeful [Taylor Hicks]
      http://www.al.com/tv/mobileregister/mbrantley.ssf?/base/entertainment
      /1138702516236660.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 31 January 2006

      **'Jake's 100th Day of School': Children's book is based on local
      school
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060131/book.shtml
      On his way to North Carolina after one of his many visits to
      Woodmeade Elementary, children's author Lester Laminack began
      running through his head a story that Principal Reba Wadsworth had
      told him.
      Decatur Daily 31 January 2006

      **Documentary up for Academy Award
      "Murderball," the documentary about quadriplegic rugby that features
      Birmingham?s Lakeshore Foundation, was nominated today for an
      Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The movie, much of which
      was shot in Birmingham, where Team U.S.A. trained before the 2004
      Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, is up against "Darwin?s
      Nightmare," "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room," "March of the
      Penguins" and "Street Fight."
      Birmingham News 31 January 2006 ["Breaking News" via Al.com]

      **78th Academy Awards Nominations [_Capote_ received several]
      http://www.oscars.org/78academyawards/noms.html
      Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 31 January 2006

      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **The News' Randy Henderson, `editor, coach, friend,' dies at 53
      http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1138891508
      15240.xml&coll=2
      Birmingham News 2 February 2006

      **Gold City drummer [Douglas Riley] dies
      [G.C. is a gospel group inducted into Ala. Music Hall of Fame in
      1992]
      http://www.gadsdentimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060201/NEWS/602010352/1016/NEWS01
      Gadsden Times 1 February 2006

      **Marion remembers Coretta Scott King
      http://www.al.com/news/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/news/1138789269
      220460.xml&coll=3
      Mobile Register 1 February 2006

      **Coretta Scott King, a Civil Rights Icon, Dies at 78
      http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/01/national/01king.html
      New York Times 1 February 2006

      **King remained loyal to her Marion roots
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060201/NEWS/602010359/1007
      Tuscaloosa News 1 February 2006

      **Longtime reporter was never far from the news
      Winford Turner always knew how to get scoop
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/113870254
      0236670.xml&coll=1
      Huntsville Times 31 January 2006

      **[Alice] Rice, known for community involvement, dies at age 63
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060131/rice.shtml
      Decatur Daily 31 January 2006

      **[Alabama native] Coretta Scott King dead at 78
      http://www.ajc.com/news/content/metro/atlanta/stories/0131king.html?
      cxntnid=amn013106e
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 31 January 2006

      **Coretta Scott King dies
      http://www.accessmontgomery.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?
      AID=/20060131/NEWS/60131001/1001
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2006

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

      **Old Alabama Town, Montgomery
      http://www.oldalabamatown.com/

      **b. 10-18-1911 - Helen Claire - Union Springs, AL - d. 1-12-1974
      actress: Virginia Lansing "Backstage Wife"; Joyce Jordan "Joyce
      Jordan,M.D." [old radio programs]
      [Her Internet Broadway Database entry:
      http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?id=35338 ]

      **b. 06-19-1915 - Pat Buttram - Addison, AL - d. 1-8-1994
      actor: (Sage of Winston County) "National Barn Dance" [old radio
      shows][His Internet Movie Database entry:
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0125426/ ]

      **Getting Lovesick Blues
      Birmingham native Paul Hemphill writes the life of Hank Williams
      http://www.bhamweekly.com/archived/pages/20051229_coverstory.php
      Birmingham Weekly 29 December 2005-5 January 2006 V9 N18

      **Auburn University Sesquicentennial Celebration 1856-2006
      http://www.auburn.edu/communications_marketing/150/

      **Alabama Power History
      http://www.southernco.com/alpower/about/history.asp?
      mnuOpco=apc&mnuType=sub&mnuItem=ni

      **"Biography: Rosa Parks: Mother of a Movement."
      A&E Home Video
      http://www.aetv.com/class/admin/study_guide/archives/aetv_guide.0141.
      html

      **1887 Panoramic Map of Gadsden, Alabama
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=locmaps%
      2c&f3=&f7=Alabama&f10=&year=&yearend=&gskw=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-
      d&fh=11&recid=695&recoff=5
      Ancestry.com
      [20 historical Alabama maps are at
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
      gl=&gst=&rank=1&db=locmaps%
      2c&f3=&f7=Alabama&f10=&year=&yearend=&gskw=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-
      i&hc=50 ]




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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia
      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://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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