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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-15 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 15, 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   

      **Roger Brown [ Alabama native who died in 1997]: Southern Exposure
      October 6—January 5
      Guest Curator Sidney Lawrence, based in Washington , DC , organized Brown’s traveling retrospective for the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1987–88 and subsequent Brown projects. Lawrence, an art writer, has published reviews and articles in
      The Washington Post, Art in America , Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal and Artnet.com.  The show’s catalog which contains an essay by Lawrence , a foreword by former JCSM curator Lee Gray, and an afterword by curator Lisa Stone of the Roger Brown Study Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will be available for sale in the Museum Gift Shop. This exhibition will also travel to: The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.,  Feb. 5-—March 23, 2008 Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, Louisiana, May 8–July 8, 2008. Special thanks to Alabama State Senator Ted Little for his assistance in providing state funds for programming for this and other exhibitions. Jule Collins Smith Museum , Auburn University http://jcsm.auburn.edu/



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      **HISTORY
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      **Collector [Melvin Humes] keeps black history at fingertips
      http://tinyurl.com/2tuarf
      Birmingham News 15 October 2007


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      A witness to history [Scottsboro Boys’ trial]
      Area lawyer [Jasper Newton Powell] turned down role in famous trial held in Decatur
      http://tinyurl.com/2p4bof
      Decatur Daily 15 October 2007


      **Has the textile industry's time in the South come and gone?
      http://tinyurl.com/2jp3ww
      Florence Times-Daily 15 October 2007

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      Prattville landmark closing doors [Hope’s, a dress shop operating for 45 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/34p5ko
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 October 2007


      **1890 October 15- The Alabama Penny Savings Bank is founded in Birmingham ,

                  Alabama by Reverend William Reuben Pettiford with $2,000

                  in capital. Although, so strapped for funds in its initial

                  months that its officers will not draw salaries, the bank

                  will prosper so well that during the panic of 1893, it will
                  remain open when larger, white banks in Birmingham fail.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Moretti sculpture radiates distinction in graveyard [Oak Hill in Jasper]
      http://tinyurl.com/2o8se5
      Birmingham News 14 October 2007

      **Is cotton still the king?
      With corn, soybeans and wheat prices up, a new king of farm crops could be emerging in the Tennessee Valley
      http://tinyurl.com/2qkjjr
      Florence Times-Daily 14 October 2007


      **Items needed for time capsule [for Gulf Shores ' 50th]
      http://tinyurl.com/3b3q8u
      Mobile Press-Register 14 October 2007

      **ESILL to celebrate its 30th anniversary [Eastern Shore Institute for Life-Long Learning]
      http://tinyurl.com/3axam4
      Mobile Press-Register 14 October 2007

      **Beacon of good times and bad
      City hopes to preserve marquee rescued for Diamond Theater demolition
      http://tinyurl.com/27269n
      Tuscaloosa News 14 October 2007

      **Aviation education: Author, series capture city's role in history of flight
      [Billy Singleton, " Montgomery Aviation]
      http://tinyurl.com/2asb4q
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 October 2007

      **Lucy Buffett pays visit to shipwreck [at Spanish Fort]
      http://tinyurl.com/yra57v
      Mobile Press-Register 13 October 2007

      ** Alabama aviation hall [of fame] to induct four
      http://tinyurl.com/ywjb6c
      Birmingham News 13 October 2007

      **[Local/national] Project makes major push to collect war stories
      http://tinyurl.com/2oaf4q
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 October 2007

      **[ Alabama ] WWII vets sign up to visit memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/2km38q
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 October 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      October 15: http://tinyurl.com/2v4wln
      October 14: http://tinyurl.com/2qwffn 
      October 13: http://tinyurl.com/yqps9o
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Fendall [Hall] Friends enjoy event
      http://tinyurl.com/3cvhc6
      Eufaula Tribune 12 October 2007

      **Hartselle Ig Nobel winner [Dan Meyer] on cutting edge

      Wrote paper about medical problems in sword swallowing
      http://tinyurl.com/39qmqr
      Birmingham News 12 October 2007


      **A history of "Chief" Sapulpa , the man
      http://tinyurl.com/27zmam
      Sapulpa Daily Herald [OK] 12 October 2007

      **UWA Athletic Hall of Fame Announced [for 2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/29zaqg
      University of West Alabama Athletics Press Release 12 October 2007

      **This Week In Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/2a2lgu
      South Alabamaian 11 October 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **Local musician [Christopher Fuqua] protests war, backs troops with CD
      http://tinyurl.com/3xrjq6
      Huntsville Times 14 October 2007

      **Book reveals Alabama 's beauty
      " Alabama Outdoors: The sky, the sea and all between." a collaboration by photographer Charles Seifried and author/designer Jim Felder
      http://tinyurl.com/2v8f4l
      Huntsville Times 14 October 2007

      **A talent etched in stone
      Trinity monument engraver stencils and sandblasts everything from RIP to a Bear Bryant memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/yvghd3
      Decatur Daily 14 October 2007

      **Check out some of these hidden literary gems
      [Includes Dennis McFarland's "Letter from Point Clear"]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ekbcm
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 October 2007

      **Chicago Imagist’s Southern roots probed
      AU exhibit to honor Alabama ’s Roger Brown [artist who died in 1997]
      Birmingham News 14 October 2007 p16A

      **Christian singer [Nicole C. Mullen] to film video downtown
      http://tinyurl.com/243svd
      Birmingham News 13 October 2007



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      **DEATHS
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      **Author [Margaret Anne] Barnes dies at age 80
      [Wrote "The Tragedy and The Triumph of Phenix City, Alabama," among others]
      http://tinyurl.com/24vtfx
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 October 2007

      **Founder of the Church of God Pentecostal dies at 95 [E.D. Davis, Sr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yswqga
      Mobile Press-Register 13 October 2007


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no entries this issue]


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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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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
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      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
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