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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-17 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 17, 2007
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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


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      **HISTORY
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      **Some say Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford distorting city history to achieve goals
      http://tinyurl.com/2qyoea
      Birmingham News 17 December 2007

      **December 17: Actor and Jasper native George Lindsey turns 72.

      **Hope in Alabama after the Civil War
      [review of Wilson Fallin, Jr., Uplifting the People: Three Centuries of Black Baptists in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2jncxl
      Decatur Daily 16 December 2007

      **Author of new biography of Condoleezza Rice to be in Birmingham for media appearances
      http://tinyurl.com/28vfz3
      Birmingham News 16 December 2007

      **Book captures area history
      [Adeline Scott's "Legacy: The History of Belgreen High School and Community."]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hscsm
      Florence Times-Daily 16 December 2007

      **Tour of homes highlights neighborhood's charm [ Capitol Heights , almost a century old]
      http://tinyurl.com/36nlyn
      Montgmery Advertiser 16 December 2007

      **Soon-to-be-published memoirs offer a chance to get to know Earl Middleton [Tuskegee Airman]
      http://tinyurl.com/35bu7l
      Orangeburg [SC] Times-Democrat 16 December 2007

      **Documentary looks at history of Sacred Harp singers
      http://tinyurl.com/33atkc
      Birmingham News 16 December 2007

      **07-14-1928 - George "Cousin Josh" Rose - Huntsville , AL - d. 12-16-2006
      disk jockey: Cousin Josh "The Cousin Josh Jam-O-Ree" [radio]

      **December 16: Montgomery civil rights attorney Morris Dees turns 71.

      **Nat King Cole at Boutwell Auditorium in 1956 [letter to the editor]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrmw3o
      Birmingham News 15 December 2007

      **A new birth of freedom [one escaped in Alabama ]
      Author presents lives of 2 escaped slaves as symbols of `glorious' liberation
      [review of David W. Blight's book,  A SLAVE NO MORE: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ozx7q
      Charlotte [NC] Observer 15 December 2007

      **Hunley watch no smoking gun [Confederate submarine was built in Mobile ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vsmga
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 December 2007

      ** Mt. Joy , at 150, oldest black church in Jefferson County , Ala. , celebrates new building
      After years of struggle, county's oldest black church celebrates its past, new growth and a new building
      http://tinyurl.com/ytmtp3
      Birmingham News 15 December 2007

      **[Tuscaloosa Co.] Civic Hall of Fame nominations sought
      http://tinyurl.com/39yb4h
      Tuscaloosa News 15 December 2007

      **b. 12-15-1926 - Rose Maddox - Boaz , AL - d. 4-15-1998
      country singer: "Faron Young Show"; "Country Hoedown" [radio shows]

      **Teens charged with defacing [Confederate] monument [in Montgomery ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2nqhoh
      Tuscaloosa News 15 December 2007

      **1939 December 17- Eddie Kendricks is born in Union Springs , Alabama .  He will

                  become one of the original members of the Motown group,

                  "The Temptations". He will begin a solo career in 1971 and

                  will have many successful hits such as "Keep on Truckin"

                  and "Boogie Down." In 1982, he will rejoin the Temptations

                  for a reunion tour and again in 1989, when the group is

                  inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He will
                  join the ancestors after succumbing to cancer in 1992.

      1859 December 16- The last slave ship, the Clothilde, landed a shipment of
              slaves at Mobile Bay , Alabama .

      1875 December 16- Alabama A&M College , Knoxville College and Lane College are
              established.

      1946 December 16- The first coining honoring an African American and designed
              by an African American is issued.  The fifty-cent piece
              contains the bust of Booker T. Washington.

      1934 December 15- The NAACP's Spingarn Award is awarded to William Taylor
              Burwell Williams, Tuskegee dean and agent of the Jeanes
              and Slater funds, for his achievements as an educator.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 17: http://tinyurl.com/ywkoww
      December 16: http://tinyurl.com/2hkpqj 
      December 15: http://tinyurl.com/yqstj6
      Mobile Press-Register

      **D.A. Smith students recognized by state for art [related to Alabama 's 188th birthday]
      http://tinyurl.com/ysv2on
      Dothan Eagle 14 December 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **ESAC set to publish works of area artists

      Artists and writers celebrate the Eastern Shore and Fairhope in book

      http://tinyurl.com/yp972y
      Mobile Press-Register 17 December 2007

      **Former flight attendant [Aimee Egbert] finds new life in the world of art
      http://tinyurl.com/2zfkca
      Mobile Press-Register 17 December 2007


      **Husband's term of endearment led to woman's collection [of 3000+ squirrel-related items]
      http://tinyurl.com/26zdt9
      Huntsville Times 15 December 2007

      ** Samford University film on life of composer Charles Wesley to air on TV
      http://tinyurl.com/23ykf4
      Birmingham News 15 December 2007

      **Downtown gallery opens to feature artists from local area
      http://tinyurl.com/2kaldb
      Prattville Progress 15 December 2007

      **Portrait of an artist [Emily Siek]
      19-year-old began painting people in high school; now she’s in demand for her lifelike work while she attends Savannah College of Art & Design
      http://tinyurl.com/3e5frd
      Decatur Daily 11 December 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former lawmaker [Royal Leigh] Pegues dead at 80
      http://tinyurl.com/2mmyhd
      Montogmery Advertiser 16 December 2007

      **Well-known doctor [Charles J.] Hollis dies at 78
      http://tinyurl.com/yqea4m
      Mobile Press-Register 15 December 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Historic Rosedale Community [ Birmingham ]
      http://rosedalecommunity.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

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

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

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