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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-7 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 7, 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

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

      **Friday, February 9:
      [Joe] Faulkner, [Kathryn] Barrett to speak at Black History Month event
      "The Etowah Historical Society will observe Black History Month with two
      speakers who experienced the civil rights movement firsthand in
      Gadsden."
      http://tinyurl.com/29wt5r
      Gadsden Times 7 February 2007


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

      **City launches sesquicentennial celebration with proclamation, dessert
      Book of Madison history plays big role in anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2hfxjj
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2007

      **City [of Madison] plans variety of ways to celebrate 150th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2ftvz9
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2007

      **[Madison] Sesquicentennial logo winner [Michael Bass] calls it an
      honor
      http://tinyurl.com/26kjaf
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2007

      **State WWII veterans urged to share their stories
      APTV director seeks participants for documentary
      http://tinyurl.com/275r3s
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2007

      **Johnson family funeral business gauges progress over 40 years
      http://tinyurl.com/ypzny4
      Birmingham News 7 February 2007

      **Artist [Jerry Marks] puts Oxford's history on canvas
      http://tinyurl.com/2jnkau
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 February 2007

      **1967 fire leaves legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/38unmz
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 February 2007

      **2007 February 7: Author and UA graduate Gay Talese turns 75.

      **Historic group vies for budget spot
      Chattahoochee Commission seeking funds from Alabama, Georgia
      http://tinyurl.com/39nrxa
      Columbus [GA] Ledger-Enquirer 6 February 2007

      **Reclaiming a Black Research Scientist's Forgotten Legacy [Percy
      Julian]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dl5zc
      New York Times 6 February 2007

      **Retired railroad manager is model volunteer for Foley [railroad]
      museum
      http://tinyurl.com/338thc
      Mobile Press-Register 6 February 2007

      **Mobile Genealogical Society to celebrate 45th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/33cht8
      Mobile Press-Register 6 February 2007

      **South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Auxiliary celebrates 50th
      anniversary
      Former hospital CEO Sandy McGill was guest speaker at special luncheon
      http://tinyurl.com/32uveo
      Mobile Press-Register 6 February 2007

      **[Mobile Carnival] Museum traces history of Mardi Gras
      http://tinyurl.com/2pfcb7
      Mobile Press-Register 6 February 2007

      **Early days of radio on display [including in Alabama]
      [Alabama Historical Radio Society display at Alabama Power hq]
      http://tinyurl.com/3cj5s5
      Birmingham News 6 February 2007

      **TV special covers life of Alabama's 'forgotten genius' [Percy Julien]
      http://tinyurl.com/26tzyg
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2007

      **Reviews of "Nova" special on chemist, Ala. native Percy Julien
      http://tinyurl.com/yuw4od
      Google News 6 February 2007

      **1950 February 6- Natalie Cole is born [in Los Angeles] to Nat "King"
      and Maria Cole. She will follow in her famous father's footsteps and
      become a recording star. She will become a Grammy Award-winning singer,
      and
      Best New Artist in 1975.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 7: http://tinyurl.com/2y6smd
      Feb 6: http://tinyurl.com/2mtzwy
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Tuskegee Airmen beam forth in Black History Month
      http://tinyurl.com/ytwagg
      Middletown [NY] Times Herald-Record 5 February 2007

      **b. 02-05-1934 - Hank Aaron - Mobile, AL
      baseball legend: "Baseball: An Action History"; "Tops In Sports"
      [radio shows]


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

      **Alabaster seeks to expand on land owned by author [James Redfield]
      http://tinyurl.com/28jz7z
      Birmingham News 7 February 2007

      **Moody, Clay-Chalkville [literary] magazines get high marks
      http://tinyurl.com/2edy46
      Birmingham News 7 February 2007

      **As founder departs, [Sidewalk Moving Picture] film fest takes new
      direction
      http://tinyurl.com/22mdwy
      Birmingham News 7 February 2007

      **Eating dirt is a Southern culinary tradition
      http://tinyurl.com/2gcgvr
      Decatur Daily 7 February 2007

      **Sultans of sound
      Commercial studios not hard to find in Shoals
      http://tinyurl.com/34f7kn
      Florence Times-Daily 7 February 2007

      **'Constellation' viewing shines despite absence of major star
      [Billy Dee Williams; movie was filmed in Huntsville in 2004]
      http://tinyurl.com/2seopb
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 February 2007


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

      **Former Lawrence Commissioner Barkley Lentz dies
      http://tinyurl.com/ynrwqr
      Decatur Daily 7 February 2007

      **Retired civil appeals court judge [William E. Robertson] dies at 67
      [obituary in Tuscaloosa News: http://tinyurl.com/yrk7zv ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2er7sq
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2007

      **Faulkner trustee [Vanderbilt Pierpoint] Black dies at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/2z8ayy
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2007

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

      **Life and Science of Percy Julien
      http://www.chemheritage.org/scialive/julian/index.html
      Chemical Heritage Society

      **Recent/Forthcoming Alabama-related Books

      Cook, Ruth Beaumont. Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in the
      Small-Town [Aliceville] South. Crane Hill, April 2007

      Heaphy, Leslie A., ed. Satchel Paige and Company: Essays on the Kansas
      City Monarchs, Their Greatest Star and the Negro Leagues. McFarland,
      2007

      Howard, Ravi. Like Trees, Walking. Amistad, March 2007 [novel based on
      1981 Mobile lynching]

      Long, Robert Emmet. Truman Capote, Enfant Terrible. Continuum, May 2007

      Montgomery, Leslie. The Faith of Condolezza Rice. Crossway, March 2007

      Schaap, Jeremy. Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's
      Olympics. Houghton Mifflin, 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

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