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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 21-28 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

      **Book Briefs [January 28]
      Book signing: Montgomery author Kirk Curnutt will speak to the Friends of the Autauga-Prattville Public Libraries at 7 p.m. Monday at the Prattville Public Library.
      [Curnutt's newest is the novel "Breathing Out the Ghost"; his other books include "Coffee with Hemingway," "The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald" and the collection of short stories, "Baby, Let's Make a Baby."
      http://tinyurl.com/28ennd
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 January 2008

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      Montgomery-born actress [Grace McPhillips], husband to perform Feb. 15 at Cool Beans

      http://tinyurl.com/2va9vx
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 January 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Saturn replica stepping back into spotlight
      http://tinyurl.com/22uadq
      Huntsville Times 28 January 2008

      **Saturn V [restoration] center in Huntsville will bear name of Walker County Alabama native [Julian Davidson]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrgeg9
      Birmingham News 28 January 2008


      **UAB's Reynolds Historical Library celebrates 50 years
      http://tinyurl.com/32gydg
      Birmingham News 28 January 2008

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      Shorty was more than the 1970s' Propst [high school football coach George White]
      http://blog.al.com/archiblog/
      Birmingham News/John Archibald’s blog 27 January 2008

      **Von Braun had a vision to boost our brain power
      Lobbied legislature to bring research center to Huntsville ,which transformed into UAH
      http://tinyurl.com/24uf7p
      Huntsville Times 27 January 2008

      ** Carver Museum exhibits educate, inspire
      http://tinyurl.com/yr74cx
      Gadsden Times 27 January 2008

      ** On January 27th, 1958, singer Little Richard enrolled in a college [Oakwood] run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Huntsville , Alabama .

      **This time, Serge encounters some feisty senior citizens
      [Review of Atomic Lobster, latest novel by AU graduate Tim Dorsey]
      Birmingham News 27 January 2008, p8F

      **25 years after Bear Bryant's death, fans' devotion to UA coaching legend hasn't diminished
      http://tinyurl.com/3y9kjv
      Birmingham News 26 January 2008

      **25 years after his death, Bear Bryant's legacy lives on
      http://tinyurl.com/2nf6ar
      Birmingham News 26 January 2008

      ** Magic City sign [from 1920s] may reappear downtown
      http://tinyurl.com/36gyh8
      Birmingham News 26 January 2008

      **25 years after his death, Bryant’s legacy lives on
      http://tinyurl.com/36knxv
      Tuscaloosa News 26 January 2008

      **Union monument placed in front of [Lawrence Co.] courthouse
      http://tinyurl.com/2oye9y
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2008

      **Remembering the 'Bear': Coach's death an indelible memory
      http://tinyurl.com/2wrctd
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2008

      **An uneasy question for the Tuskegee Airmen
      The heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen is legendary, but some wonder if they really never lost a bomber. And that doesn't sit well.
      http://tinyurl.com/2m7nch
      St. Petersburg Times 26 January 2008

      **1960 January 28- [ Ala. native] Zora Neale Hurston joins the ancestors in Fort Pierce ,

                  Florida at the age of 71. She had been a prominent figure

                  during the Harlem Renaissance.

       

      1984 January 27- Carl Lewis [ Birmingham native] betters his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4
              inches when he sets a new, world, indoor-record with a long
              jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches in New York City .

      1952 January 27- Ralph Ellison's powerful novel "Invisible Man" wins the
              National Book Award. [Ellison attended Tuskegee ]

      1944 January 26- Angela Yvonne Davis is born in Birmingham , Alabama .  Active
              in civil rights demonstrations and in the Student Non-
              Violent Coordinating Committee, she will be fired twice
              from the University of California at Los Angeles because of
              her Communist Party affiliation and she will successfully
              sue for reinstatement. A philosopher and author, she will
              flee the law after being implicated in the 1970 Soledad
              Brothers shooting. After sixteen months in jail, she will
              be acquitted of all charges.

      2005 January 26- Dr. Condoleezza Rice is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as
              Secretary of State. She becomes the first African American
              woman to hold this post.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      January 28: http://tinyurl.com/24z3ox
      January 27: http://tinyurl.com/2agldl 
      January 26: http://tinyurl.com/2rjvr9
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Dispute over board elections continues at Birmingham 's The Club
      "...the sprawling white building atop Red Mountain, where for a half-century Birmingham's social set has met for dinner and a spin on the lighted dance floor that inspired the one John Travolta discoed on in "Saturday Night Fever."
      http://tinyurl.com/2yp4wj
      Birmingham News 25 January 2008

      **[ Alabama ] Music Hall of Fame is back in black
      http://tinyurl.com/2sx64b
      Mobile Press-Register 24 January 2008

      **[UAB's Bob] Shoop inducted into Alabama Baseball Hall Of Fame
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=116163
      UAB Reporter 21 January 2008



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      **CULTURE
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      **UAB gospel choir, friends lift voices in praise on video

      http://tinyurl.com/ywvwa9
      Birmingham News 28 January 2008

      **[Ophthalmologist and pianist Drew] Mays plays with surgeon's precision

      http://tinyurl.com/2fay8f
      Birmingham News 28 January 2008

      **See the Great Depression through eyes of an artist
      "The beauty of the South will be on display with two exhibitions starting today at Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church St .
      "Howard Cook: Drawings of Alabama" focuses on one of the most recognized American lithographers of the 1930s..."
      http://tinyurl.com/252upj
      Huntsville Times 27 January 2008

      **Blind Boys of Alabama member sees racial progress, Sundance film doesn't
      http://tinyurl.com/2f3fd3
      Birmingham News 27 January 2008

      **Dreary morning can't dampen jammers' spirits [musicians at Old AlabamaTown]
      http://tinyurl.com/2c9f76
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 January 2008

      **Mobile filmmaker's documentary reverberates from Sundance back to Alabama
      "Reactions to Mobilian Margaret Brown's film about Mardi Gras in Mobile , "The Order of Myths," are being heard beyond the well-known Sundance Film Festival in Park City , Utah , where the documentary has enjoyed well-attended screenings since last Saturday."
      http://tinyurl.com/36p5dv
      Mobile Press-Register 26 January 2008 

      **Artists to capture democracy at work [during Feb. 5 primary in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2jrrjl
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2008

      **Looking through the lens of Birmingham books
      [Profile of John Morse, founder of Bhamwiki]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ay8zb
      Bhamterminal.com 23 January 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      ** Chattanooga 's 'Dr. Shock' thrilled his TV audiences [in the 1970s]
      [Tom Reynolds, retired creative director of Huntsville 's WHNT-TV, died Sunday, Jan. 20]
      http://tinyurl.com/3bgwto
      Huntsville Times 26 January 2008

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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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      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

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