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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-8 Oct & 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2007
      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    

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html  


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      **HISTORY
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      *Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/39kgpo
      Tuscaloosa News 8 October 2007


      **Church [in Buhl] seeks county aid for historical cemetery, road
      http://tinyurl.com/32jtue
      Tuscaloosa News 8 October 2007


      **State takes themed approach to tourism [2009 will be history]
      [Article is interview with state tourism director Lee Sentell, who wrote the book "The Best of Alabama: A Guide to Attractions, Lodgings, Restaurants & Events."]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rzzo8
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 October 2007


      **Architect melds old, new at churches
      http://tinyurl.com/32bn3n
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 October 2007


      **Speak Out ... Erecting an Anniston monument to Ty Cobb is a misguided idea
      http://tinyurl.com/32movf
      Anniston Star 7 October 2007


      **This old house on display
      Newly restored Myrtle Hall included in Eutaw's tour of historical homes
      http://tinyurl.com/2wbljc
      Tuscaloosa News 7 October 2007

      **Childhood hobby kept her [Georgia Dunn] searching for arrowheads
      http://tinyurl.com/2qo6at
      Huntsville Times 7 October 2007

      **[Ray] Jones follows his father into [Alabama Business] hall of fame
      http://tinyurl.com/32q8rv
      Huntsville Times 7 October 2007

      **Traveling on [William] Bartram's canoe trail
      Conference planned to discuss 18th-century naturalist who studied Mobile-Tensaw Delta in 1770s
      http://tinyurl.com/2na45l
      Mobile Press-Register 7 October 2007

      **`This is the season of healing'
      [Jimmie Lee] Jackson's sister hopes trial [for his 1965 death] brings closure
      http://tinyurl.com/2vy32q
      Birmingham News 7 October 2007

      **State's first capital [St. Stephens] will come to life through the eyes of children
      http://tinyurl.com/3bddl4
      Birmingham News 7 October 2007

      **Scout camp [Westmoreland] marks 80th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/3ccaq2
      Florence Times-Daily 7 October 2007

      **Calhoun College has much to celebrate after 60 years
      http://tinyurl.com/2jttzw
      Huntsville Times 6 October 2007

      **Calhoun [Community College] marks its 60th
      Dignitaries congregate to dedicate building
      http://tinyurl.com/2juqlv
      Decatur Daily 6 October 2007

      **Cobb family ties run deep in Prattville area
      http://tinyurl.com/2wy62m
      Prattville Progress 6 October 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      October 8: http://tinyurl.com/3bbtzp 
      October 7:
      http://tinyurl.com/2ujrul 
      October 6:
      http://tinyurl.com/34ud87
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1921 October 6- Joseph Echols Lowery is born in Huntsville, Alabama.  An
              early civil rights activist, he will become a founder,
              chairman of the board, and president of the Southern
              Christian Leadership Conference. He will lead SCLC to
              great levels of civil rights activism including a 2,700
              mile pilgrimage to extend and strengthen the Voting
              Rights Act, protesting toxic waste sites in African
              American communities, and actions against United States'
              corporations doing business in apartheid South Africa.

      1872 October 5- Booker T. Washington leaves Malden, West Virginia to enter
              Hampton Institute.

      1929 October 5- Autherine Lucy (later Foster) is born in Shiloh, Alabama.
              She will be the first African American student to enroll at the University of Alabama (1956).
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **City looking to repair old downtown building [The Canteen, Russellville]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bq5tn
      Florence Times-Daily 5 October 2007

      *
      *Tigers to honor 1957 champions
      http://tinyurl.com/2o7udl
      Birmingham News 5 October 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **
      Decatur photographer reveals state wonders
      Charles Seifried and Jim Felder’s new photo book, “Alabama Outdoors.”
      http://tinyurl.com/2qyvt8
      Decatur Daily 7 October 2007

      **October 7: Actress and Birmingham native Mary Badham turns 55.

      **October 7: Singer and Birmingham native Taylor Hicks turns 31.

      **Former resident's award-winning work on display [painter Carlos Alpha "Shiney" Moon]
      http://tinyurl.com/ytz9v9
      Andalusa Star-News 6 October 2007

      **Illuminating art & life
      Artist [Carol McCrady] grows papyrus plants and makes paper for her ancient ‘ministry’ — colorful works full of angels, Scripture
      http://tinyurl.com/2uwhlr
      Decatur Daily 6 October 2007

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      *Robert S. Davis, director of the Family and Regional History Program at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, is the recipient of this year's American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit. Davis was presented the award at the association's annual meeting in Atlanta recently for his book, "Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville: Essays on the Secret Social Histories of America's Deadliest Prison."
      http://tinyurl.com/365ax9 
      Birmingham News 5 October 2007



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      **DEATHS
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      **Leon Raines Jr. dies
      [Mobile businessman, country musician]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bsa67
      Mobile Press-Register 8 October 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **
      Society for the Study of Southern Literature
      http://www.wm.edu/english/sssl/




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      **USEFUL LINKS
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      **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

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

      **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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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      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

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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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