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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 16-20 August & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: 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
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: & Bonus Material

      NOTE:
      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. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:

      http://news.google.com/  
      http://www.topix.net/ 
      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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **Meet [UAB] discussion book author Rick Bragg Aug. 21
      Alabama native and author Rick Bragg will read from his upcoming book at a reception
      hosted by McWane Science Center Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.
      http://tinyurl.com/2aak93
      UAB eReporter 14 August 2007

      **"Rock in a Weary Land: The Black Church in 19th Century Alabama" [August 23]
      Lecture by Dr. Richard Bailey
      W.C. Handy Home, Museum and Library, Florence
      http://www.flo-tour.org/handymus.html

      **LIBRARY LECTURE ON GEORGE PETRIE AUG. 23 [AU]
         A lecture, reading, and book signing featuring
      AUBURN MAN:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE PETRIE by Michael Jernigan
      will take place on AUGUST 23 at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and
      Archives Department, located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown
      Draughon Library. This event is being sponsored by:
      +Auburn University Libraries
      +Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the
      College of Liberal Arts
      +Auburn University Book Store

      **Fyffe's UFO Days set for Friday and Saturday
      http://tinyurl.com/2u8275
      Gadsden Times 20 August 2007


      **Cypress Moon holds casting call [August 28]
      [Cypress Moon Productions is film company located in the Shoals]
      http://tinyurl.com/28gs6q
      Florence Times-Daily 19 August 2007

      **
      Monument to Coretta Scott King planned in west Alabama [Sept. 8]
      http://tinyurl.com/yuesgt
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 August 2007



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      **HISTORY
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      **Oldest log house gets a new life at Burritt
      Structure dates back to at least 1810, has 'indicators' of money
      http://tinyurl.com/3bqlyo
      Huntsville Times 20 August 2007


      *
      *Old Salem church cemetery [near Mexia] listed on historical registry
      http://tinyurl.com/2wcazc
      Mobile Press-Register 20 August 2007


      **Ensley [First Baptist] church, parsonage get history markers
      http://tinyurl.com/35jnaq
      Birmingham News 20 August 2007


      **Memories still reside in 'Grammy's' old hotel [Quailes Motel, Selma]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrzuy9
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 August 2007

      **FBI: 18 witnessed 1965 shooting of Ala. civil rights protester
      http://tinyurl.com/2rdjwp
      Decatur Daily 20 August 2007

      **Trailer near fish hatchery has NASA roots
      http://tinyurl.com/2tethr
      Birmingham News 19 August 2007


      **
      Keller statue to be unveiled in [U.S.] Capitol nearly completed
      http://tinyurl.com/38anax
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2007

      **Literary trail includes stop at Caldwell birthplace
      [proposal for a Tri-State Literary Landmarks Trail to include Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/yqspgm
      Newnan [GA] Times-Herald 19 August 2007


      **August 19: Actor, former U.S. Senator and Sheffield native Fred
      Thompson turns 65.


      **
      Calhoun starts 60th year Monday
      http://tinyurl.com/2668lb
      Decatur Daily 19 August 2007

      **Records show new witnesses in civil rights slaying trial
      http://tinyurl.com/2v6xye
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2007

      **Protester's death led to events of 'Bloody Sunday'
      http://tinyurl.com/3xb422
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2007

      **Site where Freedom Riders beaten now deteriorating
      http://tinyurl.com/2v2bmz
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2007

      **Activist Message, Flown In From the Past
      [review of play "Fly" about Tuskegee Airmen]
      http://tinyurl.com/39uh9z
      New York Times 19 August 2007

      **[Montgomery] Site where Freedom Riders beaten now unused and deteriorating
      http://tinyurl.com/24svrq
      Florida Times-Union 18 August 2007

      **Developer works to restore buildings in South Perry Street Historic District
      http://tinyurl.com/2fqa8p
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 August 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 20: http://tinyurl.com/396ujj 
      August 19:
      http://tinyurl.com/2kcyor 
      August 18:
      http://tinyurl.com/ytqmkk
      Mobile Press-Register

      **
      Chattahoochee Trace pitched as national heritage site
      http://tinyurl.com/2e4jsj
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 August 2007


      **This Week In Alabama History
      Dixie Bibb Graves was state's first female U.S. senator in '37
      http://tinyurl.com/29qxkt
      South Alabamian 16 August 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      *
      *Somerville’s ghost hunters
      Paranormal team hot on trail of the unexplained
      http://tinyurl.com/2r2lu4
      Decatur Daily 20 August 2007

      **BMA's director Andrews named president of national art group
      http://tinyurl.com/2sp39j
      Birmingham News 19 August 2007

      **Bigger fish swim in [Daniel] Wallace's latest [novel]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rare6
      Mobile Press-Register 19 August 2007

      **
      'Point' of views Dennis McFarland sets a colorful family clash on Mobile Bay
      [review of new novel "Letter from Point Clear" by McFarland]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ub77t
      Mobile Press-Register 19 August 2007


      **Documentary lets Collegeville speak
      Students learn filmmaking, confront social issues through UA program
      http://tinyurl.com/267ka9
      Birmingham News 18 August 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Arch] Pike found peace in pottery: 'Happiest person I ever saw'
      http://tinyurl.com/2rlpgr
      Huntsville Times 19 August 2007



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

      **The Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Access and control over controversial
      records by Whorley, Tywanna Marie, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006, 280
      pages Abstract:
      http://tinyurl.com/2nkysc

      **TREASURE COLLECTION WEB PAGE/Auburn University
         The Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the
      GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, now has a new web page
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/sparc/treasures/  featuring *Treasures of the
      Collection.*  The web page features a showcase of a selection of the
      treasures held by the Special Collections and Archives Department.  Over
      time, new images and text will be added.
         The Treasure Collection web page can be reached by clicking on the
      link located in the lower right hand side of the Special Collections and
      Archives home page
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/sca/  which itself can be
      located via the "Site Index" link located on the lower right hand side
      of the A.U. Libraries homepage
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/


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      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.html

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l


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      **alabamahistory related links
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      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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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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