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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-15 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 15, 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.



      **Hackers will perform at Alabama Music Hall on Saturday [Tuscumbia]
      [Siblings are finalists on USA Network's "Nashville Star"]
      Florence Times-Daily 15 February 2007

      **Saturday, February 17, 2007
      History Channel
      7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - George Washington Carver Tech.
      One of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George Washington
      Carver's influence is still felt. Rising from slavery to become one of
      the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life to
      understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life.
      His scientific research in the late 1800s produced agricultural
      innovations like crop rotation and composting. Part of the
      "chemurgist" movement that changed the rural economy, he found
      ingenious applications for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato. At
      Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Carver invented more than 300 uses for the
      peanut, while convincing poor farmers to rotate cotton crops with
      things that would add nutrients to the soil. A visionary, Carver
      shared his knowledge free of charge, happy in his Tuskegee laboratory
      where he could use his gifts to help others.

      **Sisters Of Selma: Bearing Witness For Change
      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)

      **Justice Without Violence
      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.


      **Spirit Stroll offers step back in time
      Small but enthusiastic crowd enjoys guided tour of historic Madison
      Huntsville Times 15 February 2007

      **Heritage Museum
      Now in its 25th year, facility exhibits artifacts of county's rural past
      with help from winter visitors
      Mobile Press-Register 15 February 2007

      **Historic [1920s] schoolhouse donated [to Elmore]
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2007

      **Old [Figh-Pickett] house to be home to history
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2007

      **[Baldwin Co.] Heritage Museum board and membership meetings held
      Mobile Press-Register 15 February 2007

      **1965 February 15- Nat King Cole, singer and pianist, joins the
      ancestors in Santa Monica, California at the age of 45. He succumbs to
      lung cancer.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **b. 03-17-1919 - Nat "King" Cole - Montgomery, AL - d. 2-15-1965
      singer: "King Cole Trio Time" [radio show]

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 15: http://tinyurl.com/yt226x
      Mobile Press-Register

      **`Say Hey Kid' [Willie Mays] comes home
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007

      **[Dr. Samuel] Eichold Papers Available in USA Archives
      [long-time Mobile physician who died in May 2006]
      Biofeedback [USA Biomedical Library] #69 p. 2 spring 2007


      **No state resident makes cut for 'Idol'
      Mobile Press-Register 15 February 2007

      **Quilters of Gee's Bend
      National fame hasn't helped poor community
      [also Tuscaloosa News: http://tinyurl.com/2faxdx ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2007

      **'When I Find the Ocean' DVD release is weeks away
      [much of movie filmed in NW Alabama]
      Florence Times-Daily 15 February 2007

      **Exhibition to display best of the best works from local artists
      [37th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition]
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2007

      **`First 48' flap reveals city's caricatures
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007

      **Panel wants to use grant to fund [Gee's Bend] ferry terminals
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007


      **Former university [of Ala.] official [Sybil Todd] dead at 66
      Tuscaloosa News 15 February 2007


      **[no entries this issue]


      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]

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