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.
**CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF ALABAMA POWER COMPANY LECTURE JANUARY 31
Leah Rawls Atkins, author of "DEVELOPED FOR THE SERVICE OF ALABAMA': THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE ALABAMA POWER COMPANY, 1906-2006, will speak at a special program to be held on Wednesday, JANUARY 31 at 4 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. A reception will follow. For more information, call (334) 844-4946. This lecture is being sponsored by the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the A.U. Libraries. This lecture is part of a statewide series on the history of the Alabama Power Company supported by the Alabama Power Foundation.
**Current Research in Alabama Archaeology Public Forum Sponsored by the Alabama Historical Commission with the support of the Council on Alabama Archaeology Saturday, February 10th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Alabama State Capitol Auditorium (Union Street entrance) General Audience Admission Free Significant projects presented by Alabama Archaeologists
Contact: Stacye Hathorn Alabama Historical Commission 468 South Perry Street Montgomery, AL 36130-0900 334.230.2649 Stacye.Hathorn@...
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**Monarchs [kings and queens of Mobile's black Mardi Gras association since 1938] http://tinyurl.com/2t9q68 Mobile Press-Register 27 January 2007
**Rights-era librarian [Teresa Temple] turns page after 52-year career http://tinyurl.com/ywov7h Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2007
**2005 January 26- Dr. Condoleezza Rice is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of State. She becomes the first African American woman to hold this post.
1944 January 26 - Angela Yvonne Davis is born in Birmingham, Alabama. Active in civil rights demonstrations and in the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, she will be fired twice from the University of California at Los Angeles because of her Communist Party affiliation and she will successfully sue for reinstatement. A philosopher and author, she will flee the law after being implicated in the 1970 Soledad Brothers shooting. After sixteen months in jail, she will be acquitted of all charges. FROM: Today in Black History http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html
**The Holiday Inn - Huntsville Downtown now has over 450 black and white photographs of historical interest on permanent display. The public is invited to stop by and tour the public areas and guest room corridors of the hotel filled with images of historical homes and buildings, local personalities, notable events and scenes from everyday life throughout Huntsville's colorful past. http://tinyurl.com/yp64wc [link to hotel info] http://Huntsville.about.com 25 January 2007
**New User-Contributed Databases at RootsWeb http://userdb.rootsweb.com/submit/ ---------------------------------------------- The following databases have come online recently. They are searchable, but not browseable. Search: To look for specific data or occurrence of text in a file. Browse: To view the entire contents of a file or a group of files. ALABAMA. Houston County. Cemetery Survey of Columbia, Alabama 1,179 records: Janie E. Wood, David L. Smith, Allen W. Smith, for the Friends of Columbia http://userdb.rootsweb.com/cemeteries