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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 2-5 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 5, 2007
      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:

      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....


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

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

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l <http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l>


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news

      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.



      **O.V. HUNT, Commercial Photographer: Images of Life and Work in the
      Early Magic City. Vulcan Park Museum. Through July 20. [second story]
      Birmingham News 4 February 2007

      **Folk art [by Mose T.] displayed at [Montgomery] Visitor Center
      [during February]
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2007

      **Folk festival [at Birmingham Museum of Art Feb. 12-Dec. 30]
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2007

      **Montgomery area folk artists in the exhibition [at BMA]
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2007

      **'Wallace/the Clayton Years' [play] makes return [Feb. 23-4, March 2-3]
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2007


      **Senior MASKERS: Veteran float riders share their Carnival memories
      Mobile Press-Register 5 February 2007

      **Alabama's forgotten genius
      PBS special remembers state chemist's astounding career, marked by equal
      parts persistance, intellect
      [link to PBS program: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/julian/ ]
      Birmingham News 5 February 2007

      **1934 February 5- Henry (Hank) Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama. After starting his major league baseball career with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954, he will distinguish himself as a home-run specialist. Aaron will be considered by some, the best baseball player in history. Over his 23-year Major League Baseball career, he will compile more batting records than any other player in baseball history. He will hold the record for runs batted in with 2297, and will be a Gold Glove Winner in 1958, 1959, and 1960. His most famous accomplishment will come on April 8, 1974, when at the age of 40, he will hit a 385-foot home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers, surpassing Babe Ruth's record of 714 career home runs. He will end his career with 755 home runs. In 1982, he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his retirement, he will return to the Atlanta Braves as a vice-president for player development, and will be promoted to senior vice-president in 1989.

      1913 February 4- Rosa Louise McCauley is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. In
      1932, she will marry Raymond Parks. She will work at a number of jobs, ranging from domestic worker to hospital aide. At her husband's urging, she will finish high school studies in 1933, at a time
      when less than 7% of African Americans had a high school diploma.
      Despite the Jim Crow laws that made political participation by Black
      people difficult, she will succeed in registering to vote on her third try. In December 1943, she will become active in the Civil
      Rights Movement, joining the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. When the
      seamstress and NAACP member refuses to yield her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus on December 1, 1955, her actions will
      spark a 382-day boycott of the buses in Montgomery, halting business and services in the city and become the initial act of non-violent
      disobedience of the American Civil Rights movement. She will be honored with the NAACP's Spingarn Medal for her heroism and later work with Detroit youth(1979) and be called the "Mother of the Civil
      Rights Movement." She will join the ancestors on October 24, 2005. The
      United States Senate will pass a resolution on October 27, 2005 to honor Mother Parks by allowing her body to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The House of Representatives approved the resolution on October 28. Since the founding of the practice of lying in state in
      the Rotunda in 1852, She will be the 31st person, the first woman, the
      first American who had not been a U.S. government official, and the
      second non-government official (after Frenchman Pierre L'Enfant). On
      October 30, 2005 President George W. Bush will issue a Proclamation
      ordering that all flags on U.S. public areas both within the country and abroad be flown at half-staff on the day of her funeral. On February 5, 2006, at Super Bowl XL, played at Detroit's Ford Field, the late Coretta Scott King and Mother Parks, who had been a long-time resident of "The Motor City", will be remembered and honored by a moment of silence.

      1947 February 4- Sanford Bishop is born in Mobile, Alabama. He will
      graduate from Morehouse College and Emory University Law School. He
      will specialize in civil rights law and will become a member of the
      Georgia Legislature from 1977 to 1993 (House and Senate). In 1993, he
      will be elected a member of the United States House of Representatives
      from Georgia.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 5: http://tinyurl.com/2tg7yp
      Feb 4: http://tinyurl.com/2pgwu7
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Mosquito-borne diseases shaped history
      West Nile, other viruses are new arrivals, but yellow fever blamed for
      demise of Blakeley
      Mobile Press-Register 4 February 2007

      **Tuskegee's history runs deep
      The Alabama university nourished the minds of many great
      Kansas City Star 4 February 2007

      **[Historic] Quilts needed for exhibit
      Gadsden Times 4 February 2007

      **1861 February 4: At Montgomery, Alabama, the Confederate States are
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Play ["Jackie, Vi and Lena"] will celebrate Black History
      ["Vi" is Viola Liuzzo]
      Fergus Falls [MN] Daily Journal 3 February 2007

      **Anyone can make nomination for Alabama Military Hall of Honor
      Florence Times-Daily 3 February 2007

      **Blazing trails while behind the wheel of an old bus
      "[Worcy] Crawford's youngest son, Donald, has written "The Wheels of the
      Birmingham Civil Rights Movement," which chronicles his life."
      Birmingham News 2 February 2007

      **Black History Profile: Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
      The Hilltop [Howard University] 2 February 2007

      **Bob McLendon interim museum director [Pioneer Museum of Alabama]
      Troy Messenger 2 February 2007


      **Art, essay contests part of Big Read
      Students can win prizes in library's 'Mockingbird' fest
      Huntsville Times 5 February 2007

      **Birmingham artist uses dad's music influence at early age to convey
      poetic movement of musicians in his paintings, on display at Carnegie
      Decatur Daily 5 February 2007

      **Not just another Other
      Before 'Lost' star tackled one of TV's creepiest roles, Michael Emerson
      took Shakespeare stage in Alabama [for three years]
      Birmingham News 4 February 2007

      **Obituaries live on when folks are gone [Ben Windham column]
      Tuscaloosa News 4 February 2007

      **Explosive 'Exile' mixes romance, radical extremists
      [review by Don Noble of new novel by Richard North Patterson]
      Tuscaloosa News 4 February 2007

      **[Local] Urban legends easy to spread on the Internet
      [also Gadsden Times http://tinyurl.com/2tjolh ]
      Florence Times Daily 4 February 2007

      **Who's behind the MASK?
      Decatur woman carries on the Mardi Gras mystique in Mobile
      Decatur Daily 4 February 2007

      **Locals use science in ghoulish hunt for paranormal activity
      Florence Times-Daily 3 February 2007

      **'CONSTELLATION' [filmed in Huntsville] makes connection with faith
      Decatur Daily 3 February 2007

      **MOVIE REVIEW ["Constellation"] Film failed to deliver, but fun to see
      Decatur Daily 3 February 2007

      **Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Welcomes Back Home...
      "[Bessemer native] Crystal Zion... Backed by the legendary Birmingham
      Heritage Band, the Alabama homegrown songstress received a warm welcome
      back home."
      eJazzNews 2 February 2007

      **Great cast, not so great script ["Constellation"]
      Film set in Alabama is about black family life, but story is cluttered
      Birmingham News 2 February 2007

      **Review of "Constellation" [filmed in Huntsville]
      Hollywood Reporter 2 February 2007


      **Physician [Henry M.] Gewin dies at 85
      Mobile Press-Register 3 February 2007

      **[Gadsden-Etowah Co.] Tourism board director [Jerry Alford] dies
      Gadsden Times 3 February 2007


      **Birmingham Museum of Art

      **Old Apache Chief Geronimo Is Dead
      [He was imprisoned in Alabama for several years.]
      New York Times 18 February 1908


      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

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