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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-21 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 21, 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
      ================

      **FEBRUARY 28 LECTURE ON THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUAL at AU
      Auburn University Associate Professor of Voice Rosephanye Dunn-Powell
      will speak on "The African-American Spiritual: Song Creating Community"
      at 3 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 in the Special Collections and
      Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown
      Draughon Library.
      This lecture is part of the Discover Auburn: A Special Lecture
      Series and is sponsored by the A. U. Libraries, the A. U. Center for the
      Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the A.U.
      Bookstore. Refreshments will follow the program.
      AU Libraries: http://www.lib.auburn.edu/


      **AU LIBRARY EXHIBIT ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUALS
      The Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted an
      exhibit to enhance the February 28 lecture by Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell
      on "The African-American Spiritual: Song Creating Community."
      Located in the three large standing glass cases on the north side of
      the department (facing Samford Hall), the exhibit features numerous
      photographs, books, sheet music, song transcriptions, and art work
      concerning the history of African-American spirituals.
      The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the
      GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
      AU Libraries: http://www.lib.auburn.edu/


      **AU LIBRARY EXHIBIT: WAPI RADIO STATION
      In September 1922 WMAV ("We Make a Voice") began radio broadcasting
      on this campus. In 1926 the radio station became WAPI ("W" plus
      "Alabama Polytechnic Institute"). The Special Collections and Archives
      Department has mounted an exhibit located in five flat glass cases
      featuring the early history of WAPI radio including numerous
      photographs, program transcripts, telegrams, correspondence, and other
      documents.
      The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the
      GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
      AU Libraries: http://www.lib.auburn.edu/

      **8th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama, March 2-4, 2007
      http://tinyurl.com/36n7lc
      PR Newswire [NYC] 20 February 2007

      **[State] Archives announces Saturday activities
      http://tinyurl.com/235q6u
      Mobile Press-Register 20 February 2007


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

      **Schools in south show their age
      Board tour of Whitesburg [built in late 1950s], Mountain Gap highlights
      pressing repair needs
      http://tinyurl.com/ysajlp
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2007

      **Ghost tales add to chill on walking tour of past
      'Spirit Stroll' is monthly event for [Madison] sesquicentennial
      http://tinyurl.com/258sys
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2007

      **[Madison] Sesquicentennial under way with mayor's proclamation
      Celebration of city's 150th birthday begins with cake
      http://tinyurl.com/25hvvz
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2007

      **[Restaurant] Still shining in Bessemer
      The Bright Star celebrates its centennial year with no signs of slowing
      down
      http://tinyurl.com/ysvzo2
      Birmingham News 21 February 2007

      **Obama to headline Selma voting rights march commemoration
      http://tinyurl.com/2kyqtq
      Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2007

      **Selling the old [county] jail is a win-win situation
      http://tinyurl.com/358uo2
      Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2007

      **[Millbrook] Residents recall Civil Rights Movement
      http://tinyurl.com/2snzbm
      Prattville Progress 21 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 21: http://tinyurl.com/2crmnz
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Freedom Riders Relive History
      http://tinyurl.com/3ajqb3
      WTVF-TV [Nashville] 20 February 2007

      **Vice President [Wm. Rufus] King an Alabama leader unique in U.S.
      history
      [only v-p ever sworn in on foreign soil--Cuba]
      http://tinyurl.com/yse2rw
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 February 2007

      **1963 February 20- Baseball great, Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, signs
      with the San Francisco Giants as baseball's highest paid player (at that
      time). He will earn $100,000 a year.

      1963 February 20- Charles Barkley is born in Leeds, Alabama. He will
      forego his senior year at Auburn University to enter the NBA as a
      forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. Barkley will post averages of 20 or
      more points and at least 10 rebounds per game for 11 seasons. His
      achievements during that span will be remarkable. He will be an All-NBA
      First Team selection in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993, an All-NBA
      Second Team pick in 1986, 1987, 1992, 1994 and 1995 and an All-NBA Third
      Team choice in 1996. He will be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star
      Games, and receive more All Star votes than any other player in 1994,
      and will be MVP in the 1991 All-Star classic.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Black history [including Alabama's] and its preservation [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/yubxyt
      Anniston Star 19 February 2007

      **Mardi Gras came to Birmingham, shivered, vanished in Victorian era
      Winter made it mighty hard to party at times
      http://tinyurl.com/ytob7w
      Birmingham News 19 February 2007


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

      **Cherokee group drops [cultural center] site plan size
      http://tinyurl.com/36sune
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2007

      **Fans rally behind 'Nashville Star' hopefuls [Hacker siblings]
      http://tinyurl.com/33pqkr
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2007

      **Charlie 'Tin Man' Lucas, other artists to appear in national TV spots
      [promoting Year of Alabama Arts; see
      http://www.800alabama.com/yoa/yearofartsbrochure.pdf ]
      http://tinyurl.com/33aa3b
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2007

      **Tide [basketball] program part of ABC documentary
      http://tinyurl.com/yq2oc7
      Birmingham News 20 February 2007

      **Cherokee group cuts acres for Goosepond cultural site
      Tribe hopes to get Scottsboro council to OK new plan
      http://tinyurl.com/yvw6hh
      Huntsville Times 20 February 2007

      **Auburn graduate's [Eric O'Neill] espionage tale earns Hollywood
      spotlight
      http://tinyurl.com/2vedko
      Decatur Daily 20 February 2007

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

      **Charles Langford, 84, Lawyer Who Represented Rosa Parks, Dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2qs3zr
      New York Times 20 February 2007

      **Cultural leader, horticulturist Max McGill dies
      http://tinyurl.com/yptjo6
      Mobile Press-Register 20 February 2007

      **[Methodist] Minister [Rev. Gerry Hearin] was known for his eloquence
      http://tinyurl.com/2v59oy
      Tuscaloosa News 20 February 2007

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

      **Mobile Mardi Gras
      http://www.al.com/mardigras/

      **Alabama Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America
      http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/al.htm


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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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