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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-17 February & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
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      NOTE: I have begun using shortened URLs; let me know if you have any
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      Listings since July 2002 are also at
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      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.

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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

      **Alabama Bureau of Travel and Tourism. Events Calendar
      http://www.800alabama.com/events/


      ================
      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **[Alabama author Lelia] Ewing will sign books Saturday
      http://tinyurl.com/bjjyd
      Mobile Register 17 February 2006

      **Alabama Experience: Voice of Justice and Reason: Buford Boone's
      Tuscaloosa
      News [APT]
      Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 12:30PM
      Description
      Buford Boone's controversial editorials in the Tuscaloosa News
      ostracized
      him from many townspeople but won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1957. His
      courageous calls for law and order branded him as an integrationist, but
      he
      wouldn't back down to the Klan or the White Citizen's Council. A
      fascinating
      story about a community newspaper speaking out against local popular
      opinion
      and in support of the court ordered integration of the Univ. of AL in
      1956.

      **Still Holding On: The Music Of Dorothy Love Coates [APT]
      Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 9:00PM
      Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 10:00PM
      Description
      This one-hour documentary tells the story of one of Alabama's most
      original
      and influential voices, Dorothy Love Coates, a Birmingham musician who
      revolutionized gospel music with her passionate delivery and poetic
      lyrics.
      Her songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Etta James and Ray Charles,
      among others. Coates and her music were key elements in three motion
      pictures: Ghost, The Long Walk Home and Beloved.


      =============
      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Sixteenth Street Baptist named U.S. landmark
      http://tinyurl.com/b4hzd
      Birmingham News 17 February 2006

      **[Alabama Music] Hall of fame may become school agency
      http://tinyurl.com/cos3s
      Florence Times Daily 17 February 2006

      **SGA president at UA reveals membership in secretive 'Machine'
      [includes some history]
      http://tinyurl.com/c5n7g
      Tuscaloosa News 17 February 2006

      **Rosa Parks Library and Museum opens Children's Wing today
      http://tinyurl.com/d4fm9
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2006

      **Historian [Volney Riser, UnivWestAla] discusses [Alabama] constitution
      http://tinyurl.com/awbll
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2006

      **Revolutionary war heroes' graves humble, hidden
      http://tinyurl.com/dpeoj
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2006

      ** 1864 February 17: CSS "HL Hunley" becomes first submarine to sink an
      enemy ship.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Rosa Parks Was Angry, Not Tired
      http://tinyurl.com/ck7ae
      Pasadena [CA] Independent 16 February 2006

      **Archaeology group grows [SW chapter, Ala. Archaeological Society]
      http://tinyurl.com/dqljg
      Mobile Register 16 February 2006

      **Organizer: Efforts to restore historic Barton [Academy] 'viable'
      http://tinyurl.com/dsxnv
      Mobile Register 16 February 2006

      **[Late Susan] Bzdell honored; [Morgan Co.] archivist hired
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060216/hired.shtml
      Decatur Daily 16 February 2006

      **Decatur to celebrate birthday of Miss Kate [Lackner, 19th cent. madam]
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060216/kate.shtml
      Decatur Daily 16 February 2006

      **Program salutes women of civil rights movement
      http://tinyurl.com/dzbsp
      Gadsden Times 16 February 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/exg8p
      Mobile Register 16 February 2006

      **Black History Month: Today's profile: George W. Carver
      http://tinyurl.com/crwbd
      Indianapolis Star 15 February 2006

      **Black Alabamians touched every aspect of life
      http://tinyurl.com/bovq3
      Hartselle Enquirer 15 February 2006

      ** Eatery to name room for a historic madam [Kate Lackner]
      http://tinyurl.com/dev32
      Huntsville Times 15 February 2006

      ** Marietta Johnson Museum donates to Organic School of Education
      http://tinyurl.com/dfd4z
      Mobile Register 15 February 2006

      ** Four black Marines were among the first
      http://tinyurl.com/a3558
      Mobile Register 15 February 2006

      ** Montevallo AAUW sponsors civil rights events this month
      http://tinyurl.com/7fhk4
      Birmingham News 15 February 2006

      ** Best-selling author [Patricia Cornwell] to help solve Hunley mystery
      http://tinyurl.com/ax94o
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2006

      **University of Alabama receives copy of King jail letter
      http://tinyurl.com/8dcug
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2006

      **Family donates copy of King letter to UA
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060215/letter.shtml
      Decatur Daily 15 February 2006

      **1965 February 15 - Nat King Cole, singer and pianist, joins the
      ancestors in Santa Monica, California at the age of 45. He succumbs to
      lung cancer.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b. 03-17-1919 - Nat "King" Cole - Montgomery, AL - d. 2-15-1965
      singer: "King Cole Trio Time" [old radio show]

      **Boat tours back at Historic Blakeley
      http://tinyurl.com/dad4f
      Mobile Register 14 February 2006

      **[Cullman] Memorial to honor soldiers in terror war
      http://tinyurl.com/8ymwo
      Birmingham News 14 February 2006

      **UAB names Ob/Gyn doctor chief of staff; first woman to hold title
      http://tinyurl.com/botym
      Birmingham News 14 February 2006

      **Family donates copy of King's famous jail letter to Capstone
      http://tinyurl.com/95uel
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2006

      **[Martin Luther] King's letter donated to UA
      The copy has become an 'original'
      http://tinyurl.com/8hbmt
      Tuscaloosa News 14 February 2006

      **Widower rediscovers young love in letters
      [letter excerpts at http://tinyurl.com/dccg2 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dnazn
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ampjb
      Mobile Register 14 February 2006

      **02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham, AL - d. 6-16-1996
      sportscaster, announcer: "White Owl Sports Smoker"; "Truth or
      Consequences" [old radio shows]

      **Fake Autobiographies: A Great American Tradition
      [includes Forrest Carter's infamous _The Education of Little Tree_]
      http://www.hnn.us/articles/21679.html
      History News Network 13 February 2006


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

      **Peoples Bank to open branch in round building
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060217/bank.shtml
      Decatur Daily 17 February 2006

      **Post-college life good for [Ala. All-American center Paul] Crane
      http://tinyurl.com/bs2g6
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2006

      ** College chief sees Decatur arts center
      Planners work on Calhoun downtown project
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060217/college.shtml
      Decatur Daily 17 February 2006

      ** City's Taylor Hicks a top-24 finalist
      http://tinyurl.com/beudr
      Birmingham News 16 February 2006

      **Alabama singer in the 'Idol' Top 24
      http://tinyurl.com/ao72k
      Mobile Register 16 February 2006

      **Birmingham native Taylor Hicks makes final cut on "American Idol"
      http://tinyurl.com/amo34
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2006

      **Musher Mania: Hartselle woman avid worker at famed Alaska sled dog
      race
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060216/dogs.shtml
      HARTSELLE - What would make a self-described "warm-blooded girl" of the
      South give up the comforts of home for gusting winds and below-freezing
      temperatures in Alaska?
      Decatur Daily 16 February 2006

      **Artist [Nall Hollis] donates print to Homestead Village as a
      fund-raiser
      for Arts & Crafts Festival
      http://tinyurl.com/b9r2e
      Mobile Register 15 February 2006

      **Southern writers [including some Alabama] converge on Hoover library
      event
      http://tinyurl.com/9lq7w
      Birmingham News 15 February 2006

      **MTV to air documentary on Hoover High football
      Eight-part series tentatively titled `Two-A-Days'
      http://tinyurl.com/78fdk
      Birmingham News 15 February 2006

      **Author [Marlin Barton] helps students find creative outlet
      http://tinyurl.com/br3qc
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2006

      **Writer [Rick Bragg] says family can be great source for stories
      http://tinyurl.com/87an7
      Florence Times Daily 14 February 2006

      **TimesDaily preparing to launch new magazine [_Shoals Magazine_]
      http://tinyurl.com/d6etp
      Florence Times Daily 13 February 2006


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

      **World's third-oldest person dies at 116 [Susie Gibson, Tuscumbia]
      http://tinyurl.com/czfg2
      Florence Times Daily 17 February 2006

      **Friends remember Stewart O'Bannon [former state senator]
      http://tinyurl.com/dfzf2
      Florence Times Daily 17 February 2006

      **Longtime pastor, civil rights leader dies [John T. Porter]
      http://tinyurl.com/d5q9a
      Birmingham News 16 February 2006

      **Smythe-Haith, former ambassador, dies at 88
      http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/060216/dies.shtml
      Decatur Daily 16 February 2006

      **Former U.S. ambassador remembered as a woman passionate about teaching
      [Mabel Smythe-Haith] http://tinyurl.com/bwrpw
      Tuscaloosa News 16 February 2006

      **Montgomery native, former Cameroon ambassador Smythe-Haith dead at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/chc2k
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2006

      **Matilda - world's oldest chicken - dies at age 16 [in Bessemer]
      http://tinyurl.com/7nou3
      Birmingham News 14 February 2006

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

      **Wilson, Augusta Jane [1835-1909; Alabama author].
      Infelice [novel first published in 1902]
      http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/7/7/1/17718/17718-8.txt

      **Photos of Old Huntsville
      http://huntsville.about.com/b/a/243166.htm?nl=1

      **The Godfather of North Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/7lnme
      Old Huntsville Magazine is currently working with a major film
      production company from London, England on doing a documentary about
      this story the magazine recently published. The story, "The Legend of
      Harris Lee Parcus," is about moonshining in North Alabama and traces a
      family's involvement in the business from the early part of the last
      century. Filming is expected to start in the early part of summer 2006.
      The story is reprinted here with permission from Old Huntsville
      Magazine.
      http://www.oldhuntsville.com/

      **POWERFUL DAYS: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
      By Michael Durham. University of Alabama Press. $29.95. Teens and
      adults.
      Moore, an Alabama news photographer, raised public consciousness for
      change
      through his shocking photos of violence.

      **URL: http://www.genealogymagazine.com/wacoalwiab.html
      TITLE: Wills From A "Burned" County: Walker County, Alabama
      DESCRIPTION: Walker County, Alabama, lost its
      earliest records in a courthouse fire on 22 July 1877. The first volume
      of last wills and testaments covers those filed after the 1877 fire,
      though some were written as early as the 1860s.

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links: 1
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 3281



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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@...

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