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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-2 Feb & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2007
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm
      <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
      <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
      <http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html>

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp
      <http://activeculture.info/index.asp>

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf <http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf>

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l <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://news.google.com/>
      http://www.topix.net/ <http://www.topix.net/>
      http://news.yahoo.com/ <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
      ================

      **Justice Without Violence
      Sunday, February 04, 2007 3:30PM APT
      Tuesday, February 06, 2007 9:00PM APT
      Monday, February 19, 2007 9:00PM APT
      Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:30PM APT
      The story of the now legendary Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956.
      Locally engineered by the African American community, this nonviolent
      protest to end bus segregation inspired a new era in freedom and human
      rights struggles around the globe. Never has a movement so successfully
      united a group of people across class, gender and age.

      **Sisters Of Selma: Bearing Witness For Change
      http://www.aptv.org/as/sisters/
      Sunday, February 04, 2007 8:00PM APT
      Sunday, February 11, 2007 3:00PM APT
      Monday, February 19, 2007 8:00PM APT
      This program is an unabashedly spiritual take on the Selma, Alabama,
      voting rights marches of 1965 from some of its unsung foot soldiers -
      Catholic nuns. Following the violence of Bloody Sunday," sisters from
      around the country answered Dr. Martin Luther King's call to join the
      protests in Selma. Never before in American history had avowed Catholic
      women made so public a political statement. Risking personal safety to
      bring change, the sisters found themselves being changed in turn - and
      they tell viewers how. Selma blacks testify about the importance of
      Catholic clergy in their lives, and explain why it took until the year
      2000 for them to become fully enfranchised. Newfound dramatic archival
      footage carries much of the story. In 2003, director Jayasri Hart
      reunited the nuns to let them view themselves and the protests on tape
      for the first time. Their recorded reactions help narrate the film.
      Other Selmians, Catholic and Protestant, white and black, give their
      views on the nuns' contributions to history. " (CC)

      **Nova: Forgotten Genius [APT]
      Tuesday, February 06, 2007 7:00PM APT
      NOVA presents the remarkable life story of Percy Julian - not only one
      of the great African-American scientists of the 20th century, but an
      industrialist, self-made millionaire, humanitarian and civil-rights
      pioneer. The grandson of Alabama slaves, Julian won worldwide acclaim
      for his research in chemistry and broke the color barrier in American
      science more than a decade before Jackie Robinson did so in baseball. He
      discovered a way to turn soybeans into synthetic steroids on an
      industrial scale, enabling drugs like cortisone to be widely available
      to millions. In a special two-hour presentation, NOVA traces the vivid
      and moving saga of Julian's dazzling scientific achievements and
      sometimes stormy personal life. His largely unknown story is brought to
      life with vivid period re-enactments based on newly accessible family
      archives and interviews with dozens of colleagues and relatives. Tony
      Award-winning actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson stars as Julian. Courtney B.
      Vance narrates. (CC) (DVS)

      **April 20: Huntsville Madison County Public Library hosts Mary Badham
      on Friday, April 20, 8-10 pm at the Main Library as part of its Big Read
      Series: To Kill a Mockingbird. Preliminary Information about Big Read
      programming is available at http://www.hpl.lib.al.us/thebigread

      **April 21: Alabama Literary Festival. Montgomery. Sponsored by the
      Alabama Center for the Book. http://www.alabamabookcenter.org/


      =============
      **HISTORY
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      **Moundville museum to get $4 million makeover
      http://tinyurl.com/yt4aco
      Tuscaloosa News 2 February 2007

      **Archives offers treat for [child] visitors
      http://tinyurl.com/yvzza2
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2007

      **1956 February 2- Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first African American
      student to attend the University of Alabama.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Group raising money for Buffalo Soldiers park
      http://tinyurl.com/2gzynk
      Huntsville Times 1 February 2007

      **Good old days gone, not forgotten [in Daphne]
      Local couple knocked down old home, but kept fireplace built by father
      http://tinyurl.com/25wob6
      Mobile Press-Register 1 February 2007

      **Local libraries celebrate [local] black history
      http://tinyurl.com/225md4
      Florence Times-Daily 1 February 2007

      **b. 02-01-1916 - Helen Walpole - Birmingham, AL
      actor: Sylvia Bardine "Just Plain Bill"; Frances "Lorenzo Jones"
      [radio shows]

      **2007 February 1: Singer and Mobile native Ray Sawyer [Dr. Hook & the
      Medicine Show] turns 70.

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 2: http://tinyurl.com/3drgh4
      Feb 1: http://tinyurl.com/yt549w
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Carter, John T. "'Rosie the Riveter' Alive and Active in Alabama.
      Senior Living 13(2): 20, February 2007
      [free publication distributed in central Alabama]



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      **CULTURE
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      **Billy Dee [Williams] and the kid [director]
      Veteran actor teams with filmmaker on made-in-Alabama movie
      'Constellation'
      http://tinyurl.com/2eadva
      Birmingham News 1 February 2007

      **On the Q.T. with Billy Dee [Williams]
      http://tinyurl.com/yvo56d
      Birmingham News 1 February 2007

      **Stallworth, Clarke. [Alabama is] Just One Big Front Porch.
      Senior Living 13(2): 4, February 2007
      [free publication distributed in central Alabama]

      ===========
      **DEATHS
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      **Alberta C. Davis, former YWCA head, dies at 58
      http://tinyurl.com/24mt3k
      Mobile Press-Register 1 February 2007

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

      **A novel by an Alabama writer takes us back to the beginning of the
      Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
      http://wbhm.org/Tapestry/index.html#Fawal
      The film Lawrence of Arabia tells the story of a young British officer's
      efforts to enlist the help of the Arabs to defeat the Ottoman Turks,
      allies of Germany, during Worl War I. Filmed in the middle east and
      Spain, the movie won seven Academy Awards and is considered a classic.
      As a young man fresh out of UCLA film school, Abe Fawal worked with the
      director David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia as first assistant director.
      It's a part of the world Fawal knows well because he was born in
      Ramallah, on the West Bank of the Jordan River. Over the years, Abe
      Fawal has taught film and literature at Birmingham-Southern College and
      at UAB and in 1998, he wrote an award-winning novel on the struggle
      between the Palestinian people and the state of Israel. On the Hills of
      God tells the story of the origin of that conflict from the point of
      view of an 18 year old Palestinian Christian. On the Hills of God has
      just been reissued by New South Books. When he came by our studios this
      week, I asked Fawal about the origin of the title.
      Abe Fawal Interview
      Dr. Abe Fawal is the author of On the Hills of God, recently reissued by
      New South Books. Dr. Fawal speaks on the origins of the
      Palestinian-Israeli conflict next Thursday at 7 p.m. at UAB.
      "Tapestry" WBHM-FM 1 February 2007



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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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