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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 20-23 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 23, 2007
      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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      **Audit: Historical group violated rules [Oakleigh Venture Revolving Fund]
      http://tinyurl.com/39ynfa
      Mobile Press-Register 23 December 2007

      **Lost to the sea, pages of history [Fort Bowyer]
      http://tinyurl.com/2tzzqx
      Mobile Press-Register 23 December 2007

      **New map publicizes historic Baldwin
      Document will also include camping, birding and other attractions
      http://tinyurl.com/2rh348
      Mobile Press-Register 23 December 2007

      **Baseball veterans and supporters want to build a Negro Leagues museum in downtown Birmingham
      http://tinyurl.com/3xzwdr
      Birmingham News 23 December 2007

      **Downtown Tuscaloosa's wealth of architecture
      The legacy of builders who reached for the sky
      http://tinyurl.com/2qcuxn
      Tuscaloosa News 23 December 2007

      **History of AuburnBank
      [new book by Jacqueline White Kochak, "More Than Money: The Story of a Bank Serving a Community and Its People"]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qyvv2
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 December 2007

      **Early banks stand as monuments to 20th-century values
      http://tinyurl.com/yugjut
      Tuscaloosa News 23 December 2007

      **Montgomery Preservationists Urge RSA To Redesign Building Plans For Old Judicial Building
      http://tinyurl.com/3xma2o
      WSFA-TV [Montgomery] 21 December 2007

      **Travel: Alabama’s Hallelujah Trail of Historic Churches
      http://tinyurl.com/yqj7au
      American Heritage Travel 21 December 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 23: http://tinyurl.com/3cc48m 
      December 22: http://tinyurl.com/26y9wb 
      December 21: http://tinyurl.com/36brgu
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 03-27-1904 - Hal Kemp - Marion, AL - d. 12-21-1940
      bandleader: "Phil Baker Show"; "Lady Esther Serenade"; "Gulf Gas
      Program" [radio shows]

      **1883 December 22- Arthur Wergs Mitchell is born near Lafayette, Alabama. 
              He will become the first African American Democrat
              elected to Congress, representing Illinois for four
              terms.  In 1937, after being forced from first-class
              train accommodations in Arkansas to ride in a shabby
              Jim Crow car, Mitchell will sue the railroad and
              eventually argue unsuccessfully before the Supreme Court
              that interstate trains be exempt from Arkansas'
              "separate but equal" laws.

      1956 December 20- The African American community of Montgomery, Alabama
      votes unanimously to end its 385 day bus-boycott.  Montgomery, Alabama,
      removes race-based seat assignments on its city's buses.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **Alabama artist Nall finds it chilly in Ireland
      http://tinyurl.com/2txqy3
      Birmingham News 23 December 2007

      **Book examines Carter's presidency and beyond
      [by Frye Gaillard, Ala. journalist/author]
      http://tinyurl.com/2oqute
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 December 2007

      **Alabama man [Jack Buckner] provides security for new Hanks-Roberts film
      http://tinyurl.com/27lvr5
      Gadsden Times 21 December 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Jazz hall of famer lived life in song [Jesse Champion, Sr., died Nov. 2]
      http://tinyurl.com/3arh8s
      Birmingham News 23 December 2007

      **James M. Kidd Jr., former exec, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2kjndg
      Birmingham News 21 December 2007

      **Longtime philanthropist [Catherine Kennedy] Lowder dies
      http://tinyurl.com/36g6s2
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 December 2007

      **State Cabinet member [Richard] Dorrough dies
      [Obituary Birmingham News: http://tinyurl.com/2j4cl3 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bxok3
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 December 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Mobile Area Museums Association
      http://www.mobileareamuseums.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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      **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

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