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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 7, 27-28 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
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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
      ================

      **Soundstage/Alabama Public Televiison
      Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris
      Thursday, March 01, 2007 10:00PM APT
      Friday, March 02, 2007 4:00AM APT
      A great venue, a great tour, two great artists and a great performance.
      So it was for icons Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris at the Gibson
      Amphitheatre in Los Angeles before a sold-out crowd. Their concert
      together, one of only a handful in the U.S., followed the release of All
      the Roadrunning, their long-awaited rootsy collaboration. That special
      night has been captured in this unique Soundstage episode. Highlights
      include the title track All the Roadrunning," Emmylou's "Red Dirt Girl"
      and Knopfler's "Speedway at Nazareth."" (CC)
      More info: http://tinyurl.com/2zyf8s

      **Clinton, Obama to speak in Selma
      Event on Sunday commemorates 1965 voting rights march
      http://tinyurl.com/24h476
      Tuscaloosa News 27 February 2007

      **'Bridge Crossing Jubilee'
      Date: Friday, March 02, 2007 At 08:00 AM
      Duration: 3 Days
      Contact Info:
      National Voting Rights Museum & Institute 1012 Water Avenue P.O. Box
      1366 Selma, Alabama 36702-2516 Email: info@...
      URL: http://www.nvrmi.org/

      **"Colonies of the Gulf Coast," 17th Annual
      City: Dauphin Island
      Begin Date: Saturday, March 3, 2007
      End Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007
      Location: Historic Fort Gaines
      Other Location: 51 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island
      Explore life on Isle Dauphine in the 1700-1800's. Visit with French,
      British, and Spanish soldiers. Soldiers will be on hand to demonstrate
      soldier life of this time period. They will do drilling and fire the
      cannon. You'll see authentic camping in the Fort. There will be basket
      weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Our resident Blacksmith will
      demonstrate his craft in the Fort's original Backsmith Shop.
      Hours: 9am til 5pm daily
      Contact Information
      Phone: 251-861 6992
      Web Site: http://www.dauphinisland.org

      **Reflections of the South
      Hamilton recognizes talents of folk potter, other artists
      ["Reflections of the South," Jerry Brown Arts-Festival sponsored by
      the-Northwest Alabama Arts Council
      When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
      Where: E.T. Sims Neighborhood Facilities Building,-371 7th Ave. S.W.,
      Hamilton]
      http://tinyurl.com/2tqcmd
      Florence Times-Daily 27 February 2007

      **Island Affair to honor women of Gee's Bend
      Academy of Arts and Sciences to hold annual event March 10
      http://tinyurl.com/2b2kne
      Mobile Press-Register 27 February 2007

      **Alabama Archives department announces 'how-to' series
      http://tinyurl.com/33kyol
      Mobile Press-Register 28 February 2007



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

      **Film wades into thick of state constitution debate
      Student's documentary ["It's a Thick Book"] notes size, 'bizarre' rules
      http://tinyurl.com/2jfnve
      Huntsville Times 28 February 2007

      **Civil rights cold cases reopened [including some in Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/2quf6p
      Birmingham News 28 February 2007

      **[Birmingham] Broadcasters of yesteryear still refuse to bite tongues
      http://tinyurl.com/3ab2lp
      Birmingham News 28 February 2007

      **[Central-Carver] Museum celebrates [first] anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2627cb
      Gadsden Times 28 February 2007

      **Foundry [in Florence] built in 1888 being sold for scrap
      http://tinyurl.com/2bretl
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2007

      **Old Elmore school gets new assignment
      [3-room schholhouse dates to 1920s; Hank Williams performed there in
      early 1940s]
      http://tinyurl.com/2yrrc3
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2007

      **There goes the neighborhood
      Group aims to preserve landmarks like Madison's Pension Row
      http://tinyurl.com/yu4r28
      Huntsville Times 27 February 2007

      **Florence foundry being sold for scap after 115 years
      [see also http://tinyurl.com/yspwpp ]
      http://tinyurl.com/22drcg
      Florence Times-Daily 27 February 2007

      **3 locals share their genealogical journey
      http://tinyurl.com/26gedl
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 February 2007

      **Athens' Elm Street won't be renamed for MLK
      Council cites lack of support, suggests stretch of U.S. 72
      http://tinyurl.com/yr7dqu
      Huntsville Times 27 February 2007

      **Athens still without a street named for civil rights martyr [MLK, Jr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/29txma
      Decatur Daily 27 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 28: http://tinyurl.com/2ltypq
      Feb 27: http://tinyurl.com/yo9p94
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Making everything worthwhile
      Parks and Rec Director inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame
      [Sandra Battles; Alabama Amateur Softball Association HoF]
      http://www.gadsdenmessenger.com/
      Gadsden Messenger 7 February 2007 p2A

      **Celebrating Black History Month
      Recording History [in Gadsden]
      http://www.gadsdenmessenger.com/
      Gadsden Messenger 7 February 2007 pp 4B, 10B


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

      **MTV's `Two-A-Days' has lost a bit of its luster in its second season
      at Hoover
      http://tinyurl.com/2sj5jv
      Birmingham News 28 February 2007

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

      **Opera singer John A. Thresh dies at age 86
      http://tinyurl.com/2bpdvm
      Mobile Press-Register 27 February 2007

      **Tommye Miller dies; longtime journalist
      Longtime staffer was among pioneers who created modern-day Living
      section
      http://tinyurl.com/26wmcu
      Mobile Press-Register 27 February 2007

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

      **Remembering "Norma Rae" [filmed in Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ckek3
      The Nation 12 March 2007

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Sims, Kassandra. _Falling Upwards_. Tor, 2007. [Novel set in Wales and
      Alabama--really!]

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links: 3
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 2873



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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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