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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 2 , Oct 29, 2007
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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:

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      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   

      **Enclosing Sacred Places: Cemetery Fences in Alabama [October 31]
      Dr. Alan Brown will guide us on a journey into Alabama ’s countryside and into the origins of surrounding cemeteries with fences. Along the way, Dr. Brown will share some ghost stories from Alabama focusing on the consequences of entering a cemetery at night.
      Birmingham Public Library Brown Bag Lunch Program—Central Library, Arrington Auditorium 12 noon-1pm
      http://tinyurl.com/25zeke


      **Smoky Southern Skies: Air Pollution in Birmingham History [November 7]
      Early Birmingham promoters sought business enterprises that could “make smoke,” because where there was smoke there was manufacturing and prosperity. Rice University historian Merritt McKinney will explore the place of smoke, and the changing image of smoke, in Birmingham history.
      Birmingham Public Library Brown Bag Lunch Program—Central Library, Arrington Auditorium 12 noon-1pm
      http://tinyurl.com/25zeke

      ** Florence celebrates its musical history with W.C. Handy tribute [November 16]
      http://tinyurl.com/2m2hq4
      Birmingham News 28 October 2007


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      **HISTORY
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      **Airport turns a vigorous 40
      http://tinyurl.com/2zorjf
      Huntsville Times 29 October 2007

      **Comparing the airport then and now
      http://tinyurl.com/24nkss
      Huntsville Times 29 October 2007

       

      **Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame adds six members
      http://tinyurl.com/2cc6qf
      Birmingham News 29 October 2007


      **Plans for old [school] buildings uncertain
      http://tinyurl.com/2h3qpx
      Gadsden Times 29 October 2007

      **Man enjoyed a memorable military career [Rayford Jeffrey]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gzdae
      Florence Times-Daily 29 October 2007

      **1948 October 29: Kate Jackson (in Alabama ), actor (Charley's Angels, Making Love)[is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **One man, many votes: Book chronicles voting rights fight
      [James Gonzales, "Gunny: Memoirs of Mobile 's South Side: Riding Alabama 's Tide of White Supremacy."]
      http://tinyurl.com/3adczh
      Mobile Press-Register 28 October 2007

      **Gospel museum planned [in west Birmingham ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2u4e6h
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 October 2007

      **Author [Robert Walker] takes true view of bus boycott
      http://tinyurl.com/35l8u6
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 October 2007

      **Capitol Murder
      On Halloween 1912, Will Oakley killed his stepfather across from the Governor's Office
      http://tinyurl.com/3xkahn
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 October 2007

      **Lost treasure located?
      Atlanta federal archive may have 'Monday Notes' of von Braun
      http://tinyurl.com/2e6b7y
      Huntsville Times 27 October 2007

      **Vivid WW II memories fly by for B-17 pilot [Joy Dunlap]
      http://tinyurl.com/ypy2yb
      Birmingham News 27 October 2007

      **Home of gridiron history
      Fieldhouse a reminder of Hartselle's expectations
      http://tinyurl.com/2epwze
      Decatur Daily 27 October 2007

      **Shoals churches included on North Alabama Hallelujah Trail
      http://tinyurl.com/36l5gm
      Florence Times-Daily 27 October 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      October 28: http://tinyurl.com/3d96uc 
      October 27: http://tinyurl.com/28wu9o
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1951 October 26- Joe Louis is defeated by Rocky Marciano in the eighth
              round in a bout at Madison Square Garden .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **McCoy Center may carry baton as new area cultural, gospel hub [to include gospel museum]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrzwrw
      Birmingham News 26 October 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **Church seeks workers to restore Southtown mural
      100 volunteers needed for project [painted by Bham artist Vance Wesson in 1981]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rr3qk
      BIrmingham News 28 October 2007

      **'White dirt' is part of culture, commerce
      http://tinyurl.com/2kkp7v
      Tuscaloosa News 28 October 2007

      **Musician [Chad Bradford] chooses old school as music video location
      http://tinyurl.com/yvujtr
      Florence Times-Daily 27 October 2007

      **[UA graduate, author] Gay Talese on the state of journalism, Iraq and his life
      http://tinyurl.com/2xksz5
      MensNewsDaily.com 27 October 2007

      **’Amazing Grace’ exhibit balances the spiritual, secular [ Georgia Museum of Art]
      [Includes Ala. artists Jimmy Lee Sudduth, William Dawson, Mose Tolliver]
      Birmingham News 27 October 2007 pp1F, 4F

      **Casting Crowns descends on Alabama
      [ Montgomery native Mark Hall is lead singer and primary songwriter]
      Birmingham News 26 October 2007 p13G

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      **DEATHS
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      **Pulitzer winner recalls [his father, journalist Bob] Ingram
      http://tinyurl.com/35yb9c
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 October 2007


      **Memorial service planned Sunday for Wharf developer
      Beason Wilkes died Wednesday at age 56 after leukemia battle
      http://tinyurl.com/2dsd4d
      Mobile Press-Register 27 October 2007

      **Lucille Anderson Trimmier [obituary; widow of former Mobile Mayor Charles S. Trimmer]
      http://tinyurl.com/yu5xod
      Birmingham News 26 October 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **This Goodly Land : Alabama ’s Literary Landscape
      http://www.alabamaliterarymap.org/

      ** Auburn University Sesquicentennial Lecture Series
      http://diglib.auburn.edu/150th/

      ** Southern Spaces is a peer-reviewed Internet journal and scholarly forum that provides open access to essays, interviews and performances, events and conferences, gateways, timescapes and annotated links about real and imagined spaces and places of the U.S. South. We intend our audience to be researchers and teachers, students in and out of classrooms, library patrons, and the general public. http://www.southernspaces.org/


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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

       

    • 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 2 of 2 , Oct 29, 2008
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        Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & 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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. 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/ONGOING EVENTS

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        **Program to focus on [James Thomas] Rapier [Nov. 2]
        [ Ala. author Richard Bailey will talk about the Lauderdale native who served in the U.S. House 1873-1875.]
        http://tinyurl.com/5gb5ny
        Florence Times-Daily 29 October 2008

        **Nov 6, 7:30 pm, [Ala. Author] Rodney Jones, Smith Hall Gallery, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, http://amnh.ua.edu/about.html 

        **Business in the Arts

        Awards luncheon set for Nov. 6

        http://tinyurl.com/55l293

        Montgomery Advertiser 23 October 2008

         

        **Tuskegee Airman [Ernest Craigwell, Jr.] to speak at Veterans Day program [Nov. 11]

        http://tinyurl.com/6xdtp4

        Montgomery Advertiser 23 October 2008

         

        ** Monroeville holidng Fruitcake festival, performing Truman Capote work [begins. Nov.13]
        http://tinyurl.com/58ms7n
        Birmingham News 26 October 2008

        **
        Miss Indian Alabama competition kicks off American Indian Heritage Month [Nov. 14]
        [ Alabama has nine state-recognized trial governments.]
        http://tinyurl.com/59gf4c
        Montgomery Advertiser 27 October 2008

         

        **Nov 14-15, Book, Zine, and Music Fair, Greencup Books, Birmingham http://www.greencupbooks.org/

         


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        **HISTORY
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        ** Marshall marks NASA’s 50th with memories
        http://tinyurl.com/5cn9qz
        Huntsville Times 29 October 2008

        **Early [Madison Co.] citizen [Ferdinand M.] Trotman always kept his wives separated
        http://tinyurl.com/5e6hlu
        Huntsville Times 29 October 2008

        **Railroad enthusiasts’ group forming, setting up home, museum in Leeds
        http://tinyurl.com/5wu23l
        Birmingham News 29 October 2008

        **Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section inducted in [Musicians] hall of fame
        http://tinyurl.com/5lswof
        Florence Times-Daily 29 October 2008

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        1948 October 29: Kate Jackson (in Alabama ), actor (Charley's Angels, Making Love,           Scarecrow and Mrs. King)[is born.]
        FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

        **School spirits [ghost stories at UM]
        http://tinyurl.com/5hl6zq
        Shelby County Reporter 28 October 2008

        **Harpersville tour highlights history
        http://tinyurl.com/5s6gv7
        Shelby Country Reporter 28 October 2008


        **[Lucy] Baxley or [Twinkle] Cavanaugh will make history in PSC race
        http://tinyurl.com/5vcghc
        Gadsden Times 28 October 2008

        **Hank Aaron’s family home moved to stadium in Mobile
        http://tinyurl.com/6ckjme
        Mobile Press-Register 28 October 2008

        **Residents recall life during those tough days [Great Depression]
        http://tinyurl.com/5nnxkm
        Florence Times-Daily 28 October 2008

        **Local haunts
        http://tinyurl.com/5p28rq
        Tuscaloosa News 28 October 2008

        **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
        October 29: http://tinyurl.com/575xnl
        October 28: http://tinyurl.com/5h9weg
        Mobile Press-Register

        **[Political columnist Steve] Flowers talks politics with historical group [Pike Co.]
        http://tinyurl.com/64o4ov
        Troy Messenger 27 October 2008

        **Liquor: a history of how Alabama regulates alcohol [by historian Hardy Jackson]
        http://tinyurl.com/5lkkp2
        Mobile Press-Register 26 October 2008

        **Scientists have new clue to mystery of sunken sub
        [Confederate sub H.L. Hunley was built in Mobile .]
        http://tinyurl.com/5e7bbd
        Associated Press/Yahoo News 17 October 2008


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        **CULTURE
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        **Surrealist artist [Alabaster’s Brandon Hearn] shows at Bluff Park Gallery
        http://tinyurl.com/677mvk
        Birmingham News 29 October 2008


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        **DEATHS
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        **Farewell-Johnny Wallis [AU football player, banker; died Sept. 1]
        Birmingham News 26 October 2008 p14A


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        **BONUS MATERIAL
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        **
        Haunted Places in Alabama
        http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/alabama.htm
        The ShadowLands.net

        **Black Americans in Congress [includes Alabama ’s]
        http://baic.house.gov/

        **Grants For Literary Arts Projects
        The Southern Arts Federation is pleased to announce a new grant
        program for literary arts presenters. Aimed at smaller
        presenters, the Southern Fast Track Touring/Literary Arts grant
        program seeks to establish an active arts environment in
        underserved communities. This grant program offers organizations
        the opportunity to receive fee support to present writers who
        reside outside of the presenter’s state. Support is
        awarded to literary projects that contain both a reading and an
        educational component such as a writing workshop. The maximum
        request is 50% of the writer’s fee, up to $2,500. The
        postmark deadline is 60 days prior to the project start date.
        Only literary arts presenters with an annual operating budget of
        $100,000 or less are eligible to apply.
        * The guidelines and application form are available at
        www.southarts.org/grants
        * Need help finding a writer? – visit
        http://www.southernartistry.org
        About Us: The Southern Arts Federation (SAF), with support from
        the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), offers grants and
        subsidies in an effort to strengthen nonprofit presenters'
        organizational capacity, and to sustain and expand markets for
        arts organizations and artists. For each of our grant programs,
        only nonprofit presenting organizations in the Southern Arts
        Federation's nine-state region are eligible to apply. Eligible
        project events must take place in SAF's nine-state region (in the
        presenter's state). SAF's nine-state region includes Alabama ,
        Florida , Georgia , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , North
        Carolina , South Carolina , and Tennessee . For more information or
        assistance, please contact Nikki Estes,
        Program Director - Presenting and Touring, at 404-874-7244, ext. 16.

        **[ Tuskegee ]
        Airman Flies In Museum 2

        Craig Robinson, who plays a museum exhibit brought to life in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, told SCI FI Wire that his character is half of a pair of unnamed Tuskegee Airmen, members of a group of history-making black pilots who flew with distinction during World War II.

        "I play Tuskegee Airman number two," Robinson said in a group interview on Oct. 19 in Beverly Hills , Calif. , where he was promoting Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Keith Powell joins Robinson as Tuskegee Airman number one.

        "Tuskegee Airman number one is always announcing what's going on, and [Tuskegee Airman number two]'s like, 'Really? You gotta do it? Come on.' That was their play," Robinson said.

        Robinson added that the Tuskegee Airmen are full-sized characters, a la Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the first Museum movie, and not miniatures like the Romans and the cowboys. "We do come alive, but we're not miniatures," he said. "We're exhibits."

        Ben Stiller returns as a security guard who must wrangle all the museum exhibits when they come to life at night. The action moves from New York 's American Museum of Natural History to Washington 's Smithsonian Institution.

        An admirer of Stiller's work, Robinson paid close attention to how the star kept his game up between long, complicated setups.

        "Ben Stiller was amazing," Robinson said. "Just a nice dude. And watching him work, I've been lucky and blessed to see a lot of people at the top of their game and see how they just get prepared for a scene. Ben would always jog in place and get his energy up. Things like that."

        Robinson also marveled at the physical sets constructed for the film. "Just the sets on that show were amazing," he said. "They rebuilt the Smithsonian. It was to the letter, so it was nice." Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian opens May 22, 2009. --Fred Topel

        http://www.scifi.com/sfw/news/
        Sci Fi Weekly 27 October 2008

         

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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

        ** Birmingham Rewound
        http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

        **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


        ===============================
        **alabamahistory related links
        ===============================


        alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

        ***************************************


        A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
        Associate Professor
        Director, History of Anesthesia Section 

        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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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