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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 29 Nov-1 Dec & 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 , Dec 1, 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. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.

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

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

      Local Author Expo-Birmingham Public Library Dec. 1 and 2
      http://www.bplonline.org/Local_Authors_Expo_home.htm

      **Goat Hill Museum's holiday event features Alabama authors [Dec. 1 & 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/vdzn3
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2006

      **Chickasaw steps back in time [candlelight tour of homes sponsored
      By Chickasaw Historic Preservation Society] [December 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/y24om3
      Mobile Register 1 December 2006

      **Columbiana to have Tour of [historic] Homes [& churches Dec. 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfknpk
      Birmingham News 29 November 2006

      **Civil War Christmas set for Dec. 9 at Fort Morgan
      http://tinyurl.com/yx58rf|
      Mobile Press-Register 1 December 2006


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

      **Civil Air Patrol: 1941 - 2006 -- Then and now, aviators answer call of
      duty
      http://tinyurl.com/y96krp
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2006

      **1955 December 1- Rosa Parks, a seamstress, refuses to take a back seat
      on
      a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her refusal to move will result in her
      arrest and
      will begin a 382-day boycott of the bus system by African Americans and
      mark the
      beginning of the modern American Civil Rights movement.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Young students visit Redstone's native past
      Huntsville fourth-graders learn Indian culture
      http://tinyurl.com/txxbg
      Redstone Rocket 30 November 2006

      **A star fell on Sylacauga
      '54 meteorite struck home, woman, changed lives
      http://tinyurl.com/y6z5gq
      Decatur Daily 30 November 2006

      **1954 November 30: First meteorite known to have struck a woman -
      Sylacauga, Ala.

      1962 November 30: Bo Jackson, athlete [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **35 years of service enough for [Lt. Gen. John R.] Vines
      [Ala. native, Fort Bragg commander]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylxhzf
      Birmingham News 30 November 2006

      **Former Zion City resident's book recalls area's history
      http://tinyurl.com/ydmtfo
      Birmingham News 29 November 2006

      **After long wait, Muscle Shoals unveils first historical marker
      http://tinyurl.com/yb5v7h
      Florence Times-Daily 29 November 2006

      **Fort Bragg commander, Alabama native, retiring after 35 years
      [Lt. Gen. John R. Vines]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfqm9v
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 November 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Dec 1: http://tinyurl.com/y895lc
      Nov 30: http://tinyurl.com/yzpm8u
      Nov 29: http://tinyurl.com/ycc9qc
      Mobile Press-Register


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

      **Sidewalk film festival founding director [Erik Jambor] resigns
      http://tinyurl.com/uy2xn
      Birmingham News 1 December 2006

      **MFA program brings books to a new level
      http://tinyurl.com/yd6bts
      Crimson and White [UA] 30 November 2006

      **20 years ago, a collector started a Huntsville tradition that
      continues this holiday season [model trains]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykjs6u
      Huntsville Times 30 November 2006

      **New book 'A Country Music Christmas' a labor of love
      [includes memories of some Alabama natives]
      http://tinyurl.com/sc3ja
      Florence Times-Daily 30 November 2006

      **Artisan known worldwide for work with concertinas
      [Bob Tedrow of Homewood]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydg2og
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 November 2006


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

      **'She gave everything her best shot'
      Bessie Grayson felt it was her 'mission' to teach, friend says
      "Dr. Bessie Rivers Grayson was a classroom teacher, librarian,
      professor and a civic and political activist.." [She died November 19]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybleyo
      Huntsville Times 30 November 2006

      **Grace Davis, who opened one of city's first preschools [1951], dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yj7e3s
      Mobile Press-Register 29 November 2006

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

      **Title: " 'My Southern Home': The Life and Literature of 19th
      Century Black Southern Writers"
      Date: 2007-05-02
      Description: The Southern Quarterly solicits papers for a special
      issue, "My Southern Home: The Life and
      Literature of 19th Century Southern Black Writers",
      scheduled for publication in Spring 2008. This special issue
      will provide a critical survey of the experiences of African
      America ...
      Contact: Sherita.Johnson@...
      Announcement ID: 153858
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=153858



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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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