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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 3-12 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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      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 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

      **'100 Years of Toys' now at Prattaugan Museum [through Jan.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yryzq4
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 December 2007



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      **HISTORY
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      ** Patsy Riley to lead [ Alabama ’s 188th] birthday event
      http://tinyurl.com/2p83kj
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 December 2007


      **Four homes up for historic designation

      http://tinyurl.com/2d53xm
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 December 2007

      **1913 December 12- James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens is born in Oakville , Alabama .

                  He will become a world-class athlete in college, setting

                  world records in many events.  He will go on to win 4 gold

                  medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, spoiling Hitler's

                  plans to showcase Aryan sports supremacy.

       

      1926 December 11-Willie Mae Thornton is born in Montgomery , Alabama .  She

                  will be better known as "Big Mama" Thornton, a blues

                  singer whose recording of "Hound Dog" in 1952 will be

                  mimicked by Elvis Presley, much to his success.  She

                  also recorded the hits "Ball & Chain," and "Stronger

                  than Dirt." She will join the ancestors on July 25, 1984.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 12: http://tinyurl.com/2jrbzw
      December 11: http://tinyurl.com/28qdxs
      Mobile Press-Register

      **History of area in proofing stage; Jim Bennett book to be issued next year
      [book is Historic Birmingham and Jefferson County]
      Birmingham News 11 December 2007 p3E


      **Churches to be part of planned Glory Trail
      http://tinyurl.com/3colyg
      Cullman Times 10 December 2007

      **Rosa Parks’ Quiet Strength is Memorialized in Blooms
      http://tinyurl.com/2jw4kx
      Ode Magazine blog 10 December 2007

      **Riley honors AIB [Ala. Industries for the Blind] on 75th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/3ajztu
      Talladega Daily Home 7 December 2007

      **Family records work appreciated [editorial]
      Thanks to the work of volunteers, tens of thousands of unbound Tuscaloosa County records, some dating back as far as 1880, have been preserved for future generations on microfilm.
      http://tinyurl.com/2sxa5x
      Tuscaloosa News 5 December 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **[ Alabama author] Edie Hand wants to share at holiday time
      http://tinyurl.com/33pfs3
      Birmingham News 12 December 2007

       

      **Book signing featuring Alabama authors today at Old Alabama Town
      http://tinyurl.com/2edj3q
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 December 2007

      **”Col. Jim Benson, president of Marion Military Institute, has just published ‘So You Want to Be a Leader?’… The book is available in both hard and soft cover at MMI and on leading online bookselling sites.”
      Birmingham News 11 December 2007 p3B


      **For local author [Benerson Little], it's always been pirate's life
      http://tinyurl.com/3d8ylv
      Huntsville Times 9 December 2007

      **Haunted lives gritty, fanciful
      [review of "Capote in Kansas : A Ghost Story" by Kim Powers]
      http://tinyurl.com/37pgrv
      Wichita Eagle 9 December 2007

      ** [Daniel] Anderson loves poetry, but knows his history, too
      [ Anderson is a new faculty member and poet in the UAB English department]
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=115436
      UAB Reporter V32N5 3 December 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Atkins, Ace. Wicked City.  Putnam, April 2008 [This prolific mystery author was born in Troy and played on Auburn ’s undefeated 1993 football team.]

      Morelli, Jack. History of the Negro Leagues [w/DVD]. Harry N. Abrams, 2007
      First published as trading cards in 1990, these out-of-print watercolor images are now collected for the first time in book form, along with incisive text and 39 brand-new images created especially for this book, including portraits of Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson.”

      Plant, Deborah G. Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit. Praeger, 2007 [Author and folklorist Hurston was an Alabama native.]

      **Green Dreams: Birmingham Park Plans Bloom Again [first time in the 1920s]
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=115361
      UAB Magazine fall 2007-12-12

      **The Olmsted Effect
      Finding Pieces of the Plan in Birmingham
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=115361
      UAB Magazine fall 2007

      **
      The Olmsteds Come to UAB
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=115365
      UAB Magazine fall 2007


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      Quick to the Party: Southern Jews and the Americanization of Hanukkah
      http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=4222
      Library of Congress webcast 2 November 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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      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@...

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