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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 26-31 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

      **Storytelling project [StoryCorps Griot, January and February in Montgomery]
      http://tinyurl.com/2xd5tc
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 December 2007

       

       

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      **HISTORY
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      **b. 12-31-1930 - Odetta - Birmingham, AL
      singer: "Voices of Vista" [radio show]
      [more about the legendary singer:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odetta ]

      **Celebration marks Hank Williams' life, death
      http://tinyurl.com/25b7fl
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 December 2007

      **The Life and Times of Hank Williams
      http://tinyurl.com/2fevdz
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 December 2007


      **`Home, Hearth and Heart' at Burritt includes food history
      http://tinyurl.com/2gp3wf
      BIrmingham News 30 December 2007

      **Mountain Brook's blue roof church,' Pilgrim Congregational, holds its final service [built in 1959]
      http://tinyurl.com/2elc39
      Birmingham News 30 December 2007

      **Fire destroys Baptist church in Clanton [and its records dating to 1860s]
      http://tinyurl.com/2559tb
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2007

      **Historic Shoals Theater under new ownership
      http://tinyurl.com/2epk6q
      Florence Times-Daily 30 December 2007

      **Catholic church has long history in area
      http://tinyurl.com/2onmnv
      Florence Times-Daily 30 December 2007


      **Historic Shoals Theater under new ownership
      http://tinyurl.com/33p7vo
      Florence Times-Daily 30 December 2007

       

      **Monument will commemorate Roosevelt visit [to Sheffield in 1933]
      http://tinyurl.com/2oyuaq
      Florence Times-Daily 30 December 2007

      **It's time for tea at an old Prattville home [Smith-Byrd House, built around 1880]
      http://tinyurl.com/ysowpf
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 December 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 31: http://tinyurl.com/yo2jb4 
      December 30: http://tinyurl.com/2n6sr7 
      December 28: http://tinyurl.com/2bmp5s
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Jumping to conclusions: The defacing of our history [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qlrkt
      Anniston Star 27 December 2007

      **A Woman of Ambition, Neither Hero Nor Villain
      [
      review of CONDOLEEZZA RICE: An American Life: A Biography By Elisabeth Bumiller]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rmzvp
      New York Times 27 December 2007 

       

      **1930 December 31- Odetta Felious Gordon Holmes is born in Birmingham, Alabama. 
              She will become a famous folksinger, known simply as
                    "Odetta",  who will sing all over the world and at major peace
                   and civil rights meetings, including the 1963 March on
                   Washington. Among the many musicians who cite Odetta as a
                   major musical influence have been Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan and
                   Joan Baez.

       

      1952 December 30- Tuskegee Institute reports there were no lynchings during the
              year for the first time in the 71 years it has been keeping
                   such records.

       

      1904 December 27- Monroe Nathan Work marries Florence Evelyn Hendrickson of
              Savannah, Georgia.  Greatly assisted by his wife, Work will
              publish "The Negro Year Book," an annual encyclopedia of
              African American achievement.  He will later publish "A
              Bibliography of the Negro in Africa and America" (1928), with
              over 17,000 entries.  Reviewers will laud it as "absolutely
              indispensable" and call it "a monument of which any race may
              well be proud." It will be reprinted in 1965. [and in 1998. Work spent several

              decades at Tuskegee Institute, where he also published numerous editions

              of the annual Negro Year Book; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Work ]
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Shelby County history museum adds artifacts
      http://tinyurl.com/yuorwb
      Shelby County Reporter 26 December 2007

      **National [Veterans] Cemetery funds approved
      http://tinyurl.com/yw2k9t
      Shelby County Reporter 26 December 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **After Hollywood stint, local man [Maury Cobb]returns to work with dad
      http://tinyurl.com/yoeego
      Mobile Press-Register 31 December 2007

      **Actor [Cedric Pendleton] returns home for festival
      http://tinyurl.com/294aem
      Florence Times-Daily 31 December 2007

      **[Angela] Hacker voted Newsmaker of the Year for 'Nashville Star' win
      http://tinyurl.com/2hset3
      Florence Times-Daily 31 December 2007

      **New APT lineup [includes 2 Alabama-related programs on Friday nights]
      "At 7 p.m., news reporter Wendy Garner will introduce a new inter­view program titled "Profiles." It will be followed by "frontstreet," a new program that focuses on Ala­bama's African-American commu­nities. On the remaining Friday eve­nings of each month, the 7 to 8 p.m. time slot will be filled by "Alaba­ma Stories." Each episode in the series will tell a unique story about Alabama."
      http://tinyurl.com/239uf2
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 December 2007

      **Year of Alabama Arts [2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zu6ra
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2007

      **Featured artists [during Year of Alabama Arts 2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/37bplq
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2007

      **Alabama arts highlights [in 2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/35fphs
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 December 2007

      **Eric Essix joins four other veteran artists in a multifaceted style of
      entertainment called 5 Men on a Stool
      http://tinyurl.com/28pzmz
      Birmingham News 28 December 2007

      **Way Down in Harmony, With Mythic Blues Again
      [review of "Honeydripper", John Sayles' latest movie, filmed and set in
      Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/285o7f
      New York Times 28 December 2007

      **MSNBC documentary depicts life, death at Alabama's Holman Prison
      http://tinyurl.com/yqpk3z
      Associated Press 27 December 2007

      **UM graduate [Philip Searcy] lands acting roles soon after graduation
      http://tinyurl.com/yt4jcs
      Mobile Press-Register 27 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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      **[no entries this issue]


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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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