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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-12 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 12, 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
      ================

      **'Gee's Bend' coming to Fairhope [play by Elyzabeth G. Wilder; Feb.
      21-22]
      http://tinyurl.com/yquaen
      Mobile Press-Register 11 February 2007

      **"Things Of Dry Hours", Manchester [England]
      "Alabama in the 1930s. Tice Hogan, an unemployed black man who lives
      with his widowed daughter, Cali, treasures his Bible and The Communist
      Manifesto. He is a member of the fledgling Communist party which, in the
      Depression years, attracted large numbers of dispossessed black people.
      Written by Naomi Wallace, Things Of Dry Hours takes its title from
      Gwendolyn Brooks' poem and its epitaph from James Baldwin's assertion:
      "as long as you think you're white, there is no hope for you." Rising
      young director Raz Shaw directs a tale of race, politics, desire and the
      hope that tomorrow can be better than today. Royal Exchange Studio, Wed
      7 to Feb 24"
      http://tinyurl.com/yqrvd6
      Guardian [UK] 3 February 2007

      **50 authors sign on for second Alabama Book Festival [April 21]
      http://tinyurl.com/yu6gqp
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 February 2007


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

      **Madison going strong at 150
      City starts year of celebration of its birthday tonight
      http://tinyurl.com/yv5oay
      Huntsville Times 12 February 2007

      **Constellation Tour
      Visit to Huntsville offers otherwordly time
      http://tinyurl.com/2bpy7q
      Decatur Daily 12 February 2007

      **Restoring black history
      Stillman alumni association plans fundraiser to renovate previous home
      of historically black college
      http://tinyurl.com/2dj75q
      Tuscaloosa News 12 February 2007

      **It takes a village [Village School]
      Sheffield group seeks grant to restore historic landmark
      http://tinyurl.com/3ywp56
      Florence Times-Daily 12 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 12: http://tinyurl.com/2yrz7h
      Feb 11: http://tinyurl.com/ywemel
      Feb 10: http://tinyurl.com/ywx3x4
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Author delves into the lives of the people of the Clotilda
      [Sylviane Diouf, " "Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda
      and the Last Africans Brought to America."]
      http://tinyurl.com/27bu7f
      Mobile Press-Register 11 February 2007

      **Former [political] opponents recall memories of childhood
      http://tinyurl.com/yuf5lw
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 February 2007

      **Ex-slave was Decatur's first black councilman [Burrel Lemons]
      http://tinyurl.com/2athug
      Decatur Daily 11 February 2007

      **Author digs into mining's racial past
      [review of "'Everybody Was Black Down There': Race and Industrial Change
      in the Alabama Coalfields" by Robert H. Woodrum]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vay4o
      Tuscaloosa News 11 February 2007

      **1966 February 11- Willie Mays signs with the San Francisco Giants for
      $ 130,000 a year. At the time, this is one of the highest salaries in
      professional baseball.

      1998 February 10- Dr. David Satcher [Anniston native] is confirmed by
      the U.S. Senate to become Surgeon General.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **ROSA L. PARKS MUSEUM
      Children's wing turns back clock
      http://tinyurl.com/2fy2tn
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2007

      **Radio program honors Denton
      "MOULTON -- WALW Radio is hosting a program today featuring Sen. Bobby
      Denton to mark the 50th anniversary of Denton's recording of "A Fallen
      Star."
      http://tinyurl.com/yrddnr
      Florence Times-Daily 10 February 2007

      **Professor [Alan Brown] to discuss woman who collected black folklore
      [Ruby Pickens Tartt; talk held Feb. 11 in Scottsboro]
      http://tinyurl.com/27md8k
      Huntsville Times 10 February 2007

      **Radio society tunes into Alabama broadcast history
      http://tinyurl.com/yughqe
      Columbus [GA] Ledger-Enquirer 10 February 2007

      **Monroe woman follows family ties to Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/2546l2
      Monroe [MI] News 10 February 2007

      **New film 'Breach' focuses on Auburn alum [Eric O'Neill]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt6mzs
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2007

      **Historical society to discuss William Moore murder [in Alabama in
      1963]
      http://tinyurl.com/35alxy
      Binghamton [NY] Press & Sun-Bulletin 9 February 2007

      **Iowa's black history makers: [George Washington] Carver applied genius
      to ag study
      http://tinyurl.com/2wtubw
      Des Moines [IA] Register 9 February 2007


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

      **Memorable [Oliver] Roosevelt legacy spans visual and performing arts
      http://tinyurl.com/2getrg
      Birmingham News 11 February 2007

      **Art from the soul
      Renowned Alabama artists' work to star in yearlong exhibit here
      http://tinyurl.com/yvhvny
      Birmingham News 11 February 2007

      **BOOK NOTES
      [novelist William] Cobb wins Harper Lee Award
      http://tinyurl.com/yrzozg
      Birmingham News 11 February 2007

      **Former Brewer [H.S.] student praised for Supreme [Court] book
      ""Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the
      United States Supreme Court" (Penguin, 368 pages, $27.95) offers what
      some reviewers are calling an unprecedented look at the nation's top
      court by Jan Crawford Greenburg. Greenburg, who was editor of The
      Crimson White at the University of Alabama, is legal affairs reporter
      for the Chicago Tribune and Supreme Court correspondent for PBS'
      "Newshour."
      http://tinyurl.com/28m7gh
      Huntsville Times 11 February 2007

      **Disco inferno
      Firehouse being converted into recording studio [in Sheffield]
      http://tinyurl.com/2pzcey
      Florence Times-Daily 11 February 2007

      **City maps out plans to capitalize on movie ["Constellation"]
      http://tinyurl.com/yorxkx
      Huntsville Times 10 February 2007

      **Offbeat Bard [at Sloss Furnaces] to employ motorcycles, street fights
      http://tinyurl.com/ywwf6z
      Birmingham News 10 February 2007

      **Book to benefit Athens university
      "Curtis Coleman, former religion professor and dean at Athens State
      University, recently published "Stop, Look and Listen," a collection of
      inspirational essays."
      http://tinyurl.com/2c2oq6
      Decatur Daily 10 February 2007

      **Quilts weave beauty through diverse threads of history
      [exhibit "Gee's Bend Quilts and Beyond"]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rg6nu
      Oskosh [WI] West Index 8 February 2007


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

      **Civil rights lawyer, veteran lawmaker Charles Langford dies
      http://tinyurl.com/27a7om
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 February 2007

      **Barnstorming softball star [Eddie] Feigner dies at 81 [in Huntsville]
      http://tinyurl.com/27trmh
      West Central [MN] Tribune 12 February 2007

      **Former Chilton County sheriff [Paul Strength] dies at age 66|
      http://tinyurl.com/26n5pb
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2007

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

      **David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
      16th U.S. Surgeon General
      http://tinyurl.com/2qpgcn


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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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