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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 9-11 Jan & 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. Many of the articles listed are reprinted in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not list those reprints. 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

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx

      **Secession Day commemoration set [Saturday, January 12]
      http://tinyurl.com/35dffg
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 January 2008

      **The Uniontown Public Library in conjunction with the Association of Black Genealogists of Alabama will be holding several workshop classes beginning Saturday, February 16, 2008 thru Saturday, December 6, 2008 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  All workshops will be held on Saturday.  Workshops will be held at the Uniontown Public Library, Uniontown , Alabama .  Registration fee is $5.00 per workshop.  Workshops will also include "How to research your African American Ancestors and Slave Ancestral Research".  Please register at the library or call (334) 628-6681 to register.  Everyone is invited to attend and "find your ancestors".  Also, for additional information you may call Mary Fitts @ 334-627-3772.
      http://www.uniontownal.org/library.html


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      **HISTORY
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      **Veterans tribute at American Village could complement planned national cemetery in Montevallo
      http://tinyurl.com/2paefy
      Birmingham News 11 January 2008


      **1941 January 11: Bobby Goldsboro, singer, is born.
      [The singer graduated from Dothan H.S. in 1959 and attended AU; see
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Goldsboro ]

       

      1861 January 11: Alabama becomes fourth state to secede.
                                                                                                                               

      1863 January 11: Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama and USS Hatteras
      Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Birmingham, England Politicians Use Birmingham, Alabama Pictures
      [see also http://tinyurl.com/222e96 ]

      http://tinyurl.com/2qatck
      NBC13.com 10 January 2008

      **Calhoun group plans marker for author
      [19th century journalist and humorist George Washington Harris, who once lived in Decatur ]
      http://tinyurl.com/249mux
      Decatur Daily 10 January 2008

      **TV network renovates pair of Montgomery [historic black] churches
      http://tinyurl.com/2rrxnk

      Montgomery Advertiser 10 January 2008

      **Digesting Man Food
      New history book highlights recipes from the iron trade
      http://tinyurl.com/359jr4
      Birmingham Weekly 10 January 2008

      **1938 January 10- Willie McCovey is born in Mobile , Alabama .  He will become a

      professional baseball player in 1959.  In more than two

      decades later, Willie will end his career, and garner an

      impressive array of baseball's most coveted awards: Rookie

      of the Year in 1959; MVP in 1969; six times an All-Star and

      once the All-Star Game MVP; Comeback Player of the Year in

      1977 and the National League's all-time left-handed home run hitter.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      January 11: http://tinyurl.com/3e39lh
      January 10: http://tinyurl.com/yufmo7
      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **History in the making
      [Demopolis History Collection at the Demopolis Public Library]
      http://tinyurl.com/2p2oqk
      Demopolis Times 9 January 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Little Big Town comes back to Birmingham to open for George Strait
      [Three of the band’s four members have Birmingham ties]
      http://tinyurl.com/39vbgt
      Birmingham News 11 January 2008

      **
      Shelby Lynne returns carrying a torch
      The country singer with a bad-girl rep startles with a spare, haunting album of Dusty Springfield songs
      [She grew up in Alabama ; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_Lynne ]
      http://tinyurl.com/33k2sb
      Los Angeles Times 10 January 2008


      **Curacao ceramics artist travels 2,000 miles to the University of Montevallo to add her work to UM's anagama kiln
      http://tinyurl.com/2fp2pu
      Birmingham News 10 January 2008

      **Birmingham comedian Roy Wood Jr. sends copies of his comedy routines to troops overseas
      http://tinyurl.com/286847
      Birmingham News 10 January 2008

      **New arts director, board members to usher in 2008 [at Shelby Co. Arts Council]
      http://tinyurl.com/2crcrj
      Birmingham News 9 January 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former EMA boss dies at 91 [Norman H. Davis, Sr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2pxooo
      Mobile Press-Register 11 January 2008

      **Birmingham Times’ own, “Doc Soul Stirrer” dies
      [Harry Young, Jr., Birmingham entertainer and columnist, died January 4, 2008]
      http://tinyurl.com/2lufxv
      Birmingham Times 10 January 2008

      **Former Alabama labor leader Asa Trammell dies
      [Birmingham News obituary: http://tinyurl.com/3dlhzr ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yool7m
      Tuscaloosa News 9 January 2008

      ** Former Houston County commissioner dead at 80 [Wylie Yelverton]
      http://tinyurl.com/yus53w
      Tuscaloosa News 9 January 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Aura Literary Arts Review [UAB]
      http://studentaffairs.sass.uab.edu/aura/

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Braziel, James. Birmingham, 35 Miles. Bantam, 2007
      [First novel set in a near-future Alabama ]

      **Title: Presentation of papers relating to Southern Quilt History
            and the showing of the Huntsville Museum of Art's Hobbs Quilt
         Location: Alabama
         Begins: 2008-03-14
         Description: Mar 14-15, 2008 Presenting of papers relating to
            Southern Quilt History, showing of Huntsville Museum of Art's
            Hobbs Quilt. Speakers include Bets Ramsey, Merikay Waldvogel,
            Laurel Horton, Vesta Mahan, Dale Rhoades, Lynn Gorges, Frances
            Robb. Go to website for further information and registration.
            ht ...
         Contact: patkyser@...
         URL: events.ichotelsgroup.com/DPRD-76XL35/HSVWA/website/
         Announcement ID: 160034
         http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=160034


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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
      619 19th Street South , JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

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