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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 21-31 December 2006 & 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 , Jan 3, 2007
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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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **HISTORY
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      **Signs of our past
      Fading advertising still decorates buildings, but for how long?
      http://tinyurl.com/ybvjpt
      Birmingham News 31 December 2006

      **Obstetrician brought an estimated 10,000 babies into the world
      [Dr. William Brantley, in Texas; in retirement, he returned home to
      Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/ygx3s4
      Mobile Press-Register 31 December 2006

      **Yesterday's News
      Dec 31: http://tinyurl.com/yek2a5
      Dec 30: http://tinyurl.com/ygg2e3
      Dec 29: http://tinyurl.com/yd7xp6
      Dec 28: http://tinyurl.com/ybbxl8
      Dec 27: http://tinyurl.com/yhuy2y
      Dec 26: http://tinyurl.com/ybv2kj
      Dec 24: http://tinyurl.com/ykm72x
      Dec 23: http://tinyurl.com/yhqcn5
      Dec 22: http://tinyurl.com/ylpmlq
      Mobile Press-Register

      **GATEKEEPER OF HISTORY: Moulton man working to restore historic family
      cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/y26pe4
      MOULTON - Billy Warren Shelton walks slow, looking to the ground between
      steps to make sure he's not missing a piece of history.
      Decatur Daily 30 December 2006

      **Time for revisionists to back off [Tuskegee Airmen]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjdeqb
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 December 2006

      **History is foundation of new Helena park
      http://tinyurl.com/ylfkvs
      Birmingham News 29 December 2006

      **Harpersville's antebellum homes could be magnet for history buffs
      http://tinyurl.com/yh5cuj
      Birmingham News 28 December 2006

      **Limestone calendar full of history
      http://tinyurl.com/yd6q7v
      Decatur Daily 28 December 2006

      **Hoover chamber gets city's name added to sketch book [of landmark
      scenes]
      http://tinyurl.com/yzs9ry
      Birmingham News 27 December 2006

      **Curator brings history to life in museum mansion
      [Bellingrath]
      http://tinyurl.com/ynykqd
      Mobile Press-Register 27 December 2006

      **Oldest eatery in town [Thomasville] to close
      http://tinyurl.com/yl78ye
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 December 2006

      **Old church [in Millbrook], new beginning
      http://tinyurl.com/yey5la
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 December 2006

      **Hubert Grissom play to premiere in Tampa
      Former Birmingham resident ready for third in series to debut
      Birmingham News 26 December 2006 p8D

      **Golf-loving veteran revisits a Magic City life well-lived
      Elbert Jemison gave back to revered sport
      Birmingham News 24 December 2006 pp 1A, 11A

      **Quick trip: Ashville
      St. Clair County bed & breakfast the perfect escape from hectic city
      [Elisha Robinson House, built in 1890]
      Birmingham News 24 December 2006 p1G

      **50th anniversary of a bombing [Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth home]
      Buried, but alive
      Birmingham News 24 December 2006 pp 1B, 5B

      **Point Clear Cemetery closed to burials
      American Legion post that owns site said failure of sale means group
      getting out of graveyard business
      http://tinyurl.com/ybsbbm
      Mobile Press-Register 24 December 2006

      **Valley's spin season about to end
      Carousel still going strong on 50th anniversary
      [from Opelika-Auburn News]
      Birmingham News 23 December 2006 p3D

      ** Games had big names, big crowds
      City's bowl story: Sington to Spurrier to Smith
      http://tinyurl.com/yaokhs
      Birmingham News 23 December 2006

      ** Trail of Tears board decides to end ride in Florence
      http://tinyurl.com/ybv3qs
      Florence Times-Daily 23 December 2006

      ** Troy University, leader released from Rosa Parks [Library & Museum]
      suit
      http://tinyurl.com/ydllcw
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 December 2006

      **Forlorn Southside [former] church gets assist
      UAB to put new roof on 11th Avenue Methodist [built in early 1900s]
      http://tinyurl.com/yncwma
      Birmingham News 22 December 2006

      **1930 December 31- Odetta Felious Gordon Holmes is born in Birmingham,
      Alabama. She will become a famous folksinger, known simply as "Odetta",
      who will sing all over the world and at major peace and civil rights
      meetings, including the 1963 March on Washington.

      1952 December 30- Tuskegee Institute reports there were no lynchings
      during the year for the first time in the 71 years it has been keeping
      such records.

      1956 December 26- African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama begin mass
      defiance of Jim Crow bus laws.

      1956 December 25- The home of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a Birmingham,
      Alabama protest leader, is destroyed by a dynamite bomb.

      1883 December 22- Arthur Wergs Mitchell is born near Lafayette, Alabama.

      He will become the first African American Democrat elected to Congress,
      representing Illinois for four terms. In 1937, after being forced from
      first-class train accommodations in Arkansas to ride in a shabby Jim
      Crow car, Mitchell will sue the railroad and eventually argue
      unsuccessfully before the Supreme Court that interstate trains be exempt
      from Arkansas' "separate but equal" laws.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html



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      **CULTURE
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      **They'll be telling stories, lots of stories, in Brundidge next month
      http://tinyurl.com/ym6ht9
      Birmingham News 31 December 2006

      **Athens trumpeter [Staff Sgt. Jason Sanders] plays at Ford services
      http://tinyurl.com/yzz6x9
      Gadsden Times 31 December 2006

      **Professor's return boon for state
      [Wade Hall, author of "Conecuh People" etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybkpfc
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2006

      **'Two-A-Days' second season to start
      [Hoover H.S. football program on MTV]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjfoxp
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2006

      **'That Fat Cat' inspires scholarship program
      [children's book by Hoover H.S. senior Katie Schultz]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9xxuc
      Birmingham News 28 December 2006

      **Eastern Shore and authors: The unwritten love story
      http://tinyurl.com/yzr4yy
      Mobile Press Register 28 December 2006

      **Microwave Dave keeps up [musical] tradition
      http://tinyurl.com/yllzz5
      Huntsville Times 28 December 2006

      **Some firm can make a name for itself in Saturn V project
      http://tinyurl.com/ygwgyz
      Huntsville Times 27 December 2006

      **Confederates invade Clay House
      http://tinyurl.com/ycptc5
      Huntsville Times 27 December 2006

      **Shakespeare returning to Sloss
      Success of showcase prompts full-scale play
      http://tinyurl.com/y4w348
      Birmingham News 26 December 2006

      ** Books by area writers worth a closer look
      http://tinyurl.com/ygpcug
      Huntsville Times 24 December 2006

      **Interviews: Songwriter Hugh Martin
      http://tinyurl.com/yn35bp
      Along with Ralph Blaine, [Birmingham native] Hugh Martin wrote "Have
      Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The song was made famous in the 1944
      film Meet Me in St. Louis, but since then, many different versions have
      been recorded with changes in lyrics. Martin also wrote music for
      Broadway productions including Best Foot Forward, Look Ma, I'm Dancin'
      and the stage version of Meet Me in St. Louis. Martin is 94.
      NPR's "Fresh Air" 22 December 2006

      **Alabama-made feature film 'Mi Amigo' heads to long-awaited DVD release
      http://tinyurl.com/utc7m
      Mobile Press-Register 21 December 2006



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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Muscle Shoals band director dies at age 76
      [Charles Stratford]
      http://tinyurl.com/yzuy5t
      Florence Times-Daily 30 December 2006

      **Farewell: Virgil Cornwell
      Dentist, dad, and dancer
      [once the longest-practicing dentist in Alabama]
      Birmingham News 24 December 2006, p10A

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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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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