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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 15-17 Nov & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002: Alabama History & Culture in the News http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 17, 2006
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section. All links are working
      at the time I send this email and post them to the web page listing.
      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

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

      **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

      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.

      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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      **HISTORY
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      **Civil Rights District on National Register
      Site of historic events of 1956-63 gets protection
      http://tinyurl.com/ynbg8d
      Birmingham News 17 November 2006

      **Civil Rights sites
      http://tinyurl.com/yabfu5
      Birmingham News 17 November 2006

      **Local WWII veteran, POW earns Order of Legion of Honor
      http://tinyurl.com/y9z2fr
      Decatur Daily 17 November 2006

      **Party marks W.C. Handy's birthday
      http://tinyurl.com/yc4puw
      Florence Times-Daily 17 November 2006

      **Memoir [by Thomas Bobo] pays tribute to 'devoted' educator
      http://tinyurl.com/yarund
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 November 2006

      **Tales from beyond the grave
      Stroll through [Florence City] cemetery offers living history lesson
      http://tinyurl.com/ymtrur
      Florence Times-Daily 16 November 2006

      **Auburn memories endure for Coach Shug's widow
      Evelyn Jordan calls annual Iron Bowl 'highlight of season'
      http://tinyurl.com/y3fg5x
      Huntsville Times 16 November 2006

      **b. 11-16-1873 - W. C. Handy - Florence, AL - d. 3-28-1958 jazz
      trumpeter, composer: "Cavalcade of Music";"Freedom's People" [old radio
      shows]

      **1873 November 16- William Christopher Handy is born in Florence,
      Alabama. He will be best known as a composer and blues
      musician and earn the nickname "Father of the Blues." Among his most
      noteworthy compositions will be "Memphis Blues," "St. Louis Blues," and
      "Beale Street Blues." He will also form a music publishing company with
      Harry Pace and become one of the most important influences in
      African-American music. His 1941 autobiography, "Father of the Blues,"
      will be a sourcebook and reference on this uniquely African American
      musical style. W.C. Handy will join the ancestors on March 28, 1958 in
      New York City, the same year "The St. Louis Blues", an biographical
      movie of his life debuts.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Nov 17: http://tinyurl.com/yejtpg
      Nov 16: http://tinyurl.com/y95amp
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Alabama poised to have Deep South's first female forester
      http://tinyurl.com/yz8owl
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 November 2006

      **Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum holds celebration
      [of track extension, W.A. Boone Railroad Library opening & Carl Prichard
      Memorial]
      Birmingham News 15 November 2006 p4SC


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      **CULTURE
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      **Gee's Bend ferry running smooth, but few are riding
      http://tinyurl.com/ymdwdn
      Decatur Daily 17 November 2006

      **[Gee's Bend] Ferry may bring good fortune to Wilcox
      http://tinyurl.com/yc7gy3
      Birmingham News 16 November 2006

      **Alabama under the lens
      State film officials hope incentives can lure productions to the state
      http://tinyurl.com/yepae8
      Crimson and White [UA] 16 November 2006

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      **DEATHS
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      **Suzanne Falkner, former dancer with Paris Ballet, dies at age 96
      Her husband was the brother of famed writer William Faulkner
      http://tinyurl.com/ymb6wx
      Mobile Press-Register 17 November 2006

      **Albert Hall's legacy [state representative died this week]
      He always acted on his convictions and never to benefit himself
      http://tinyurl.com/yg9v4b
      Huntsville Times 16 November 2006

      **Former first lady of Alabama Martha Farmer Brewer dies
      http://tinyurl.com/y7cyro
      Birmingham News 16 November 2006

      **Wife [Martha] of former Alabama governor [Albert Brewer] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yl5vfv
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 November 2006

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

      **Alabama Power Company Centennial
      http://tinyurl.com/yksmwy

      **Historic Federal Courthouses-Alabama
      [photos and info; dates range from 1856 to 1936]
      http://tinyurl.com/y74jfq

      **Historic Campus Architecture Project-Alabama
      Council of Independent Colleges
      http://tinyurl.com/ychozx


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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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