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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 29 Nov-4 Dec & 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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      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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      **ALABAMA HISTORY
      Highway patrols began 70 years ago

      http://tinyurl.com/2ozw45
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 December 2007

      **Alabama soldier [Dixie S. Parker] missing since Korean War has been found

      http://tinyurl.com/32xl4n
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 December 2007

      **Old documents saved on film [Tuscaloosa Loose Papers Project]
      http://tinyurl.com/yq38zt
      Tuscaloosa News 4 December 2007

      **Support Black Belt designation [as national heritage area; editorial]

      http://tinyurl.com/24v7x9
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 December 2007

      **Historic homes host parties
      http://tinyurl.com/2y4zj9
      Mobile Press-Register 3 December 2007

      **Alabama Industries for the Blind celebrates 75th anniversary

      Taps talents of people with visual impairments

      http://tinyurl.com/25l68b
      Birmingham News 3 December 2007

      ** Woman named Alabama Retired Teacher of the Year [Jean Schulman]
      http://tinyurl.com/yuhfz4
      Florence Times-Daily 3 December 2007

      **Caught on tape: The White House reaction to the shooting of Alabama Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate George Wallace
      http://tinyurl.com/yroeb8
      History News Network 3 December 2007

      ** Looking Back [50, 25, etc, years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/2aoazl
      Tuscaloosa News 3 December 2007

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 4: http://tinyurl.com/3y3347
      December 3: http://tinyurl.com/275b6m
      Mobile Press-Register

      **McNeal, Carr, Holloway, Mincher, Robinson, Lowery, Byrd, Wilson enter Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

      http://tinyurl.com/2h4vo7
      Birmingham News 2 December 2007

      **McNeal one of five football greats in Class of '08 [Alabama Sports Hall of Fame]
      http://tinyurl.com/29gcqk
      Birmingham News 2 December 2007


      **Old [ Chilton County ] training school named historic site
      http://tinyurl.com/yoh335
      Clanton Advertiser 1 December 2007

      **1873 December 1- The 43rd Congress (1873-75) convenes with seven African

                  American congressmen: Richard H. Cain, Robert Brown

                  Elliott, Joseph H. Rainey and Alonzo J. Ransier, South

                  Carolina ; James T. Rapier, Alabama ; Josiah T. Walls,
                  Florida ; John R. Lynch, Mississippi .

      1955 December 1- Rosa Parks, a seamstress, refuses to take a back seat on

                  a Montgomery , Alabama bus.  Her refusal to move will

                  result in her arrest and will begin a 382-day boycott

                  of the bus system by African Americans and mark the

                  beginning of the modern American Civil Rights movement.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **[Archaeological] Dig at Fort Payne planned
      http://tinyurl.com/25gn52
      Fort Payne Times-Journal 29 November 2007

      **This Week In Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/yph4sa
      South Alabamian 29 November 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **Film on [ Mobile ] Mardis Gras in [Sundance] festival
      http://tinyurl.com/ys2ssu
      Mobile Press-Register 3 December 2007

      **Shades of Capote

      [review of Capote’s essays]
      [first chapter: http://tinyurl.com/2658gg ]

      http://tinyurl.com/26svrn
      New York Times 2 December 2007


      **Down South, Singing the Indie Blues
      [review of new John Sayles movie, “Honeydripper”, both set and filmed in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gkrkx
      New York Times 2 December 2007

      **Home port Greek-American experience, and Mobile , come alive in [Theodore] Pitsios novel [“The Bellmaker’s House”]
      http://tinyurl.com/2e29n3
      Mobile Press-Register 2 December 2007

       

      **A Redneck in the Black Hills book signing
      Alabama author Colette Johnson will be signing her latest book A Redneck in the Black Hills at the White Smith Memorial Library on Monday, Dec. 3, from 2-6 p.m. The book relates the author's trip through the Black Hills with her husband and includes an interview with the late Tony Anton who had worked on the faces of Mt. Rushmore . Historical characters such as Jesse James, Chief Crazy Horse and John Wayne are given new life.
      http://tinyurl.com/2fba69
      South Alabamian 29 November 2007



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      **DEATHS
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      **Longtime Autauga circuit clerk [Fred] Posey dies

      http://tinyurl.com/35ct4x
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 December 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **New York Times Topics: Truman Capote
      http://tinyurl.com/2ye3je


      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Man Food: Recipes from the Iron Trade. Fire Ant Books/University of Alabama Press, 2007


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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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      **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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