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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28 Feb-2 March & 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 , Mar 2, 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.



      **Venues set for today's [George Lindsey/UNA] film festival
      Florence Times-Daily 2 March 2007

      **Bloody Sunday to be commemorated this weekend
      Birmingham News 1 March 2007

      **Discovering Alabama: Alabama Trails
      Monday, March 05, 2007 8:30PM APT
      Sunday, March 11, 2007 12:00AM APT
      In this Discovering Alabama special, Doug Phillips explores the history
      of Alabama trails from prehistoric times to the present, hiking down
      traditional trails along rivers and through mountains, and introducing
      viewers to less traditional trails as well - birding, canoeing, fishing,
      golfing and more.

      **Marengo County Historical Society Spring Pilgrimage
      Region: River Heritage
      County: Marengo
      City: Demopolis
      Begin Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007
      End Date: Sunday, March 11, 2007
      Come tour 19th and early 20th century homes of Demopolis, featuring Lyon
      Hall, c.1850, Gaineswood, c.1843, and the recently renovated Town Hall,
      c. 1843, as well as local churches and over ten private residences. The
      two day pilgrimage will be Saturday, March 10, from 10:00am-5:00pm and
      Sunday, March 11, from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 per person,
      children under 12 $5.00, and will be available each day of the event at
      each home on the tour and at historic Bluff Hall at 407 North
      Commissioners Avenue in Demopolis. Tickets may be purchased before the
      event by contacting the Marengo County Historical Society.
      Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
      Phone: 334-289-9644
      Email: marengohistory@...

      **Lowndesboro Spring Fling
      Region: River Heritage
      County: Lowndes
      City: Lowndesboro
      Begin Date: Saturday, March 17, 2007
      Stroll about the historic antebellum town of Lowndesboro and enjoy the
      following events [among others]:
      ~Four Lowndesboro Churches built in the 1800's will be open for viewing.
      ~Visit the newly restored Lewis-Smith Cemetery where many of the
      founders of Lowndesboro are buried.
      Proceeds go to the historic preservation of Lanesboro's Landmarks.
      For more information or Lunch tickets contact: Laura Howard (334)
      278-3382 or Dot Dickson (334) 278-3281.
      Address : CME Church & Marengo Plantation
      Phone : 334-278-3281 (Always call and confirm events.)
      Admission Fee : Free
      Phone: 334-278-3281
      Web Site: http://http://marengoplantation.com/

      **World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade
      Enterprise March 17


      **Sudden storm evokes memories of 1994
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 March 2007

      **Education Briefs
      Jim Day, assistant professor of history at the University of Montevallo,
      presented "The History of Alabama's Constitutions" to the Mobile chapter
      of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The presentation was
      sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation's Road Scholars program.
      Birmingham News 2 March 2007

      **G.W. Jones joins [Alabama] engineer Hall of Fame
      Huntsville Times 1 March 2007

      **A&A Ash Jewelers to end 104-year run in city
      Birmingham News 1 March 2007

      **A fitting tribute?
      Country singer seeks a street for 'Cousin Josh'
      [Athens radio personality George Rose, who died in December 2006]
      Decatur Daily 1 March 2007

      **[Cherokee Co.] Museum to host exhibit
      Gadsden Times 1 March 2007

      **Fitzgerald Museum taps into past for annual gala
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 March 2007

      **1914 March 1- Ralph Waldo Ellison is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      He will become a well known author, best known for his book "Invisible
      Man," for which he will win the 1952 National Book Award. [Ellison
      attended Tuskegee Institute.]

      1927 March 1- Harry Belafonte is born in New York City. He will become a
      successful folk singer, actor, and winner of the first Emmy awarded to
      an African American. His commitment to civil and human rights will lead
      him to march with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Montgomery, Selma, and
      Washington, DC. Among his achievements will be Kennedy Center Honors in

      1949 March 1- Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champion after
      holding the title for a record eleven years and eight months.

      1960 March 1- The Alabama State Board of Education expels nine Alabama
      State University students for participating in sit-in demonstrations.

      1960 March 1- Montgomery, Alabama, police break up a protest
      demonstration on the Alabama State University campus and arrest
      thirty-five students, a teacher and her husband.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Mar 2: http://tinyurl.com/yp799l
      Mar 1: http://tinyurl.com/35jmwn
      Mobile Press-Register

      **A white boy's black history [op-ed column by J.L. Strickland]
      Anniston Star 28 February 2007

      **Hearing on combining towns [Argo & Springville] draws 250 in Argo
      Birmingham News 28 February 2007

      **Documentary film puts light on movement to constitutional reform
      ["It's a Thick Book"
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2007

      **BJCC expansion could house SEC museum
      Birmingham News 28 February 2007


      **From the Black Belt to Hollywood
      Demopolis native pores through his hometown's history to honor stage and
      film legends Lillian Hellman and William Wyler
      Birmingham News 2 March 2007

      **'Gee's Bend' [play] a fitting tribute to famed quilters
      Birmingham News 2 March 2007

      **'Goober' [George Lindsey] prepares for annual state film festival
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 March 2007

      **Angela wins [Nashville] 'Star'
      Hacker sister will receive contract with Warner Bros.
      Florence Times-Daily 2 March 2007

      **Beyond quilts and the ferry
      Stage production showcases Gee's Bend history
      Birmingham News 1 March 2007

      **Basic training
      Young filmmakers can learn the ropes at Lindsey fest
      Florence Times-Daily 1 March 2007

      **Sweet Tee's 'Legend'
      Local couple ready first full-length feature [film] for festivals
      Florence Times-Daily 1 March 2007

      **Hacker siblings to learn fate on 'Nashville Star'
      Florence Times-Daily 1 March 2007


      **Speaker's Stand ... In memory of Mary Burks
      ["mother of the environmental movement in Alabama" who died recently]
      Anniston Star 1 March 2007

      **Robert Luckie, who founded Luckie & Co., dies at 89
      Advertising legend liked clever campaigns, civic life
      [obituary at http://tinyurl.com/29ocbe ]
      Birmingham News 1 March 2007

      **Rev. B. Davie Napier, 91; civil rights activist led Pacific School of
      Religion [He graduated from Samford--then Howard College--in 1936.]
      Los Angeles Times 28 February 2007


      **Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in Alabama

      ** Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama - Localities
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al-local.htm ):
      * New Links: 22
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 2896


      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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