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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 7-9 Nov & 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        

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

      **Face To Face
      Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 2:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      “Face to Face” talks with historian Steven Fox, author of a book on the Confederate ship The CSS Alabama.  Fox talks about Raphael Semmes, the CSS Alabama, and the naval battles of the Civil War.  There will also be a report on remembering the sailors who died when the CSS Alabama was sunk.


      **WWII: Alabama Remembers
      Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 3:00PM & 8:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      More than 30 Alabama veterans of World World Two recount their wartime experiences,  the devastating news of Pearl Harbor (including one veteran who was there), the rush to join the military, the carnage of the battlefield. The 90-minute documentary includes the stories of men and women who served in all branches of the armed forces and in most theaters of combat.  


      **Christmas Open House with 6 Alabama Authors [November 15]
      [Includes Marvin Clemons, author of Birmingham Rails; Robert McCammon and others]
      Milestone Books, Vestavia Hills
      http://www.milestonebooks.net/2007ChristmasOpenHouse.htm#Authors

      **Plans announced for Sam Phillips Music Celebration [in January 2008]
      http://tinyurl.com/2kdswq
      Florence Times-Daily 9 November 2007



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      **HISTORY
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      *The 100-year-old monk
      St. Bernard's Father Schnurr reaches the century mark
      http://tinyurl.com/34rvz6
      Huntsville Times 9 November 2007

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      *New book explores Avondale's history
      http://tinyurl.com/34t35d
      Birmingham News 9 November 2007


      **Crisp autumn days just right for syrup [at Rikard's Mill in Beatrice]
      Living history museum sticks to age-old art
      http://tinyurl.com/3xbzdc
      Birmingham News 9 November 2007


      **Wallace assailant could go free today
      Bremer's release has opponents
      http://tinyurl.com/2k4ncs
      Birmingham News 9 November 2007


      **Raze Boutwell [Auditorium, built in 1924], says Langford
      [Art] Museum could grow
      http://tinyurl.com/2ky2xw
      Birmingham News 9 November 2007

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      *Marker honors Capital City hero [Charles W. Davis]
      http://tinyurl.com/26f28o
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 November 2007


      **1965 November 9- Willie Mays is named the National League's Most Valuable Player.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 


      **Rocket team got OK for Explorer I 50 years ago today
      Successful satellite launch paved way for other programs
      http://tinyurl.com/2h33ma
      Huntsville Times 8 November 2007

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      *Wallace attacker Arthur Bremer likely to be free within 2 weeks
      Maryland officials won't make an announcement until after gunman is out of prison
      http://tinyurl.com/2ymaf7
      Mobile Press-Register 8 November 2007

      *
      *PRINCESS LECTURE SERIES
      BILL HUIE AND HOLLYWOOD
      Lecture explores [Hartselle] author's relevance through film
      http://tinyurl.com/283yud
      Decatur Daily 8 November 2007


      **51-year-old [Austinville H.S.] yearbook finds way back home
      http://tinyurl.com/ytcep8
      Decatur Daily 8 November 2007


      **Compilation of military history
      Priceville woman's collage illustrates family's service
      http://tinyurl.com/2gs3eq
      Decatur Daily 8 November 2007


      **Park named for Mize [Col. Ola Lee Mize is Etoway Co.'s only Medial of Honor winner]
      http://tinyurl.com/22ca9m
      Gadsden Times 8 November 2007


      **Retired trooper gets pretrial hearing today [in 1965 shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson]
      http://tinyurl.com/28otm4
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 November 2007

      **Group records veterans' stories
      http://tinyurl.com/2h6x3t
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 November 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      November 9:
      http://tinyurl.com/2qf9fm 
      November 8:
      http://tinyurl.com/29vsf4 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Failing health causes boutique owner to close shop after 29 years [The Gift Bag in Pelham]
      http://tinyurl.com/29e7dc
      Birmingham News 7 November 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      *Filming Old School
      Country singer [Chad Bradford] returns to Hatton Elementary to shoot music video, using students, local people as stars
      http://tinyurl.com/37ennj
      Decatur Daily 9 November 2007

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      *Author [A. Faye Boykin] turns experiences into lessons for others
      http://tinyurl.com/2tu6mx
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 November 2007


      **Interview with Alabama author Robert McCammon
      http://tinyurl.com/347jwo
      "Tapestry" WBHM-FM 8 November 2007


      **BIRMINGHAM CAPTURED ON DINNERWARE
      http://tinyurl.com/ywxffq
      Birmingham News 8 November 2007


      **Alabama author [A. Faye Boykin] to visit local libraries
      http://tinyurl.com/ys66gx
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 November 2007

      **Oprah Wynfrey
      Spurns Racist’s Book
      Oprah Winfrey banished from her list of recommended books a prize-winning best seller written by a white supremacist under a pseudonym, The Associated Press reported. The book, “The Education of Little Tree,” was supposedly the true story of an orphaned boy raised by his Cherokee grandfather. It was first published in 1976 as the work of Forrest Carter, who was later identified as Asa Earl Carter, a member of the
      Ku Klux Klan. Mr. Carter was also a speechwriter for George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, and wrote Wallace’s slogan: “Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” Ms. Winfrey said the book had been posted in “error” among recommended titles like “The Color Purple” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” She said she did not know how long it had been on the her Web site (oprah.com). In 1994 she discussed “Little Tree” on her television show, saying she had once been a fan, but when she learned the truth about it, felt she “had to take the book off my shelf.”
      New York Times 8 November 2007



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      **DEATHS
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      *Jim Myers, pharmacist, businessman dies at 76
      http://tinyurl.com/38f3p3
      Tuscaloosa News 9 November 2007


      **John Grenier, Birmingham lawyer, state GOP pioneer, dies at 77
      [obituary:
      http://tinyurl.com/2sklxz ]
      http://tinyurl.com/26sey6
      Birmingham News 8 November 2007


      **John Grenier, leading figure in Alabama GOP, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/23224c
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 November 2007

      **
      Roommate finds [national] bodybuilding champ dead [Dan Puckett]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gy5cl
      Tuscaloosa News 8 November 2007

      **Jesse Champion, Sr. [obituary]
      [Mr. Champion was the first black radio news announcer at WERC and a vocalist inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zz43c
      Birmingham News 7 November 2007


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      *BIrmingham Sunlights
      Video of a concert at the Library of Congress, December 7, 2005
      http://tinyurl.com/2hulxj 



      **Recent Dissertations Related to Alabama History

      Hersey, Mark D. "My work is that of conservation": The environmental vision of George Washington Carver.  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kansas, 2006
       
      Jackson, Troy Thomas. Born in Montgomery: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, 1848-1960. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kentucky, 2006
       
      Lu, Ling-Pei. Sound at heart and right hand: Mobile's road to secession. Ph.D. dissertation, Auburn University, 2006
       
      Pond, Ann Janine Jurgens. The ritualized construction of status: The men who made Mardi Gras, 1830-1900 [in Mobile, Alabama]. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern Mississippi, 2006
       
      Russell, Eric N. Outside the southern ideal: The evolution of Mobile, New Orleans, and Saint Louis in the context of the antebellum South. Ph.D. dissertation, Saint Louis University, 2006
       
      Spears, Ellen Griffith. Toxic knowledge: A social history of the environmental health in the New South's model city, Anniston, Alablama, 1872--present. Ph.D. dissertation, Emory University, 2006
       




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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

      **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


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