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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-9 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 9, 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
      ================

      **[Foley] Railroad Museum to open Saturday
      Extensive model train display on exhibit took more than year to
      construct
      http://tinyurl.com/34a986
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2007


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

      **Daphne [Heritage] museum features Mardi Gras exhibit
      Array of festive throws, trinkets, costumes and other items are on show
      http://tinyurl.com/2t8xwy
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2007

      **"UAB has joined the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department
      of Archives and History as a co-publisher of Alabama Heritage magazine."
      [AH's web site is http://www.alabamaheritage.com/ ]
      "Education Briefs" Birmingham News 9 February 2007

      **Branchville to vote on dissolving town
      http://tinyurl.com/39tfe2
      Birmingham News 9 February 2007

      **Eyes on the Past [Freedom Riders in Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/2o5bn7
      Chronicle of Higher Education 9 February 2007

      **1971 February 9- Satchel Paige becomes the first African American
      elected to professional baseball's Hall of Fame for his career in the
      Negro Leagues.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Strip It: Alabama Book Store's Fight
      [book store has been on Tuscaloosa's "Strip" since 1942]
      http://tinyurl.com/344wbz
      Dateline Alabama 8 February 2007

      **Oral recordings from black families to be archived
      [Cities to be visited include Montgomery and Selma]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ahr69
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 9: http://tinyurl.com/342whe
      Feb 8: http://tinyurl.com/2nest8
      Mobile Press-Register


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

      **Retired art teacher [in Decatur, Linda Lee] shares passion
      http://tinyurl.com/2sf7yj
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 February 2007

      **Learn how Auburn University came upon the art bargain of the century
      "At the close of World War II, as Europe pondered how best to rebuild
      it's cities and culture, the U.S. State Department pondered how best to
      communicate the American world view, eventually settling on an art
      exhibition. It pulled together works that showcased the ascendancy of
      modern American art and sent it overseas. And somewhere along the way an
      Alabama Congressional delegation got mixed up in a bizarre confluence of
      events that culminated in what's become known as the "art bargain of the
      century". Reporter Haden Holmes Brown has details on how that bargain
      wound up at Auburn University..."
      http://wbhm.org/Tapestry/index.html
      "Tapestry" WBHM-FM [Birmingham] 8 February 2007

      **N. Alabama siblings advance in nationwide '[Nashville] Star' search
      http://tinyurl.com/yq2f5n
      Huntsville Times 8 February 2007

      **Auction-goers snap up lifetime of Selma artist's works [Frances
      Lanier]
      http://tinyurl.com/2j7dwv
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 February 2007

      **By the Book
      Retired journalist, student write fiction
      [Frank Sikora and Michelle Batcheler]
      http://tinyurl.com/q6p43
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 6 February 2007


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

      **Noted former police officer Jesse Robertson dies
      Lawman had been shot, received burns in line of duty during his career
      http://tinyurl.com/3763ky
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2007

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

      **Recent/Forthcoming Books Related to Alabama

      Diouf, Sylvane A. Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slaveship Clotilda
      and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America. Oxford University
      Press, 2007

      Ingram, Ron and Rubin Grant. Tales from Alabama Prep Football. Sports
      Publishing, 2006

      Washington, Harriet. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical
      Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.
      Doubleday, 2006 [includes Tuskegee Syphilis Study]


      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links: 0
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 1
      * Total Links: 2866

      **Title: New Perspectives on the Black South Symposium
      Location: North Carolina
      Date: 2007-02-23
      Description: A symposium on 'New Perspective on the Black South'
      will be held Feb 23-24th, 2007 at the University of North
      Carolina, Chapel Hill, sponsored by the Center for the Study of
      the American South. Speakers will include: Kevin Kruse,
      Princeton; Shirley Thompson, Univ. of Texas; Leigh Raiford,
      Berkeley; ...
      Contact: alwood@...
      URL: www.unc.edu/depts/csas/Conferences/newperspectives.html
      Announcement ID: 155275
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=155275



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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@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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