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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 31 Jan-1 Feb & 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.

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      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

      ** Profiles With Wendy Garner
      Andy Andrews
      Friday, February 01, 2008 at 7:00PM Alabama Public Television
      Wendy is interviewing New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker Andy Andrews of Orange Beach , Alabama . Andrews, who grew up in Birmingham , turned adversity in his own life into tremendous success and has inspired millions of Americans through his books, public and private lectures, and a PBS television special.

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      LIBRARY EXHIBIT:  COTTON IN ALABAMA
      Draughon Library, Auburn Univeristy

         An exhibit on Cotton in Alabama is located in the three upright glass exhibit cases in the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

         The cases feature books, photographs, theses, and more on cotton in Alabama including historical information about the cotton gin and a chronology of the textile industry.  Those interested in the history of cotton in Alabama should make plans to attend the February 12 library lecture by Dr. Angela Lakwete on the History of the Cotton Gin (see below for more details).

      **FEBRUARY 12 LECTURE ON HISTORY OF COTTON GIN

         Please join us for Discover Auburn:  A Lecture Series

      TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

      Special Collections and Archives, located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library

      "INVENTING THE COTTON GIN:  MACHINE AND MYTH IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA "

      Dr. Angela Lakwete, Professor of History, Auburn University

      Sponsored by:  the A.U. Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts , and the A.U. Bookstore.  Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information, please call

      (334) 844-4946.

      **”Joe Louis: America ’s Hero…Betrayed”
      HBO 23 February 2008, 7-8:30pm
      Born May 12, 1914, in LaFayette , Alabama , Joseph Louis Barrow - who became known as the "Brown Bomber" - was America 's first true crossover athlete. As the first black sports star worshipped by both black and white fans, he was respected not only for his boxing talents, but also for showing the world what a person of color could do if given the opportunity. When he fought, the world stood still. The film underscores his importance during a critical time in America 's history. From the Great Depression through World War II and into the 1950s, Joe Louis was the poster boy for the American way of life. In 1938, when Louis defeated Germany 's Max Schmeling, his victory was interpreted as democracy's defeat of Nazism, boosting public morale and transforming him into a true American hero.

      **Writing Today Conference 7-8 March Birmingham-Southern College
      http://www.bsc.edu/events/writing-today/index.htm

       



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      **HISTORY
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      **'Great gathering of eagles' celebrates Saturn V
      http://tinyurl.com/ypwx7a
      Huntsville Times 1 February 2008


      **End of an era
      Mrs. Wayne’s [restaurant] in Alabama City closes its doors
      http://tinyurl.com/26pbdz
      Gadsden Times 1 February 2008

      **[Middle school]
      Students celebrate history of the blues
      http://tinyurl.com/2ddxc3
      Florence Times-Daily 1 February 2008


      **February 1: Rock singer [Dr. Hook] and Mobile native Ray Sawyer turns 71.

      **History of the Roundhouse [in Madison ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yulgjk
      Madison Record 31 January 2008

      **Von Braun was 'my hero' [says astronaut Scott Carpenter]
      http://tinyurl.com/35omj2
      Huntsville Times 31 January 2008


      **Tonight we celebrate 50 years in space
      http://tinyurl.com/3cnf8e
      Huntsville Times 31 January 2008

      **State space center to dedicate renovated Saturn V rocket today
      http://tinyurl.com/2zxzkh
      Tuscaloosa News 31 January 2008

      **Restored [Saturn V] rocket dedicated on satellite anniversary

      http://tinyurl.com/ystwsl
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2008

      **1965 February 1- More than seven hundred demonstrators, including Dr. Martin

                  Luther King Jr., are arrested in Selma , Alabama .

       

      2006 January 31- Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
      joins the ancestors after succumbing to complications of a stroke and heart attack at the age of seventy eight.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 

      **Historical downtown store offers fine tobacco, alcohol [Downtown Trading Company]
      http://tinyurl.com/24jrym
      Crimson White [UA] 31 January 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 1: http://tinyurl.com/24bm9r
      January 31: http://tinyurl.com/3dwddy
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Veterans memorial [in Huntsville ] takes step closer to reality 10-month campaign to raise needed funds
      http://tinyurl.com/2l4tlu
      Redstone Rocket 24 January 2008



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      **CULTURE
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      **’A little Carnegie Hall’
      Former St. Ann church to be transformed into performing arts center
      [Building is 102 years old]
      http://tinyurl.com/2dm9tw
      Decatur Daily 1 February 2008

      **'Honeydripper': Rockin' musical journey
      Bathed in a mellow glow, John Sayles' Honeydripper carries us to the birth of rock 'n' roll
      [Film is set and was filmed in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2g5dta
      Toronto Star 1 February 2008

      **[Musician and Ala. native] Jason Isbell writes it as he hears it
      http://tinyurl.com/24lsum
      Kansas City Star 31 January 2008

      **Downtown hotel to display works by Nall, other Alabama artists
      http://tinyurl.com/297v9h
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2008

      **'Honeydripper' cast and crew form strong bond with Alabama towns
      [Honeydripper is the latest film from director John Sayles]
      http://tinyurl.com/23ftdd
      Canadian Press 31 January 2008

      **Nall painting will be displayed in new Montgomery hotel and spa
      http://tinyurl.com/2t8unf
      Montgomery Independent 21 January 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Former Lee football All-American passes away at 71 [Earl Mills]

      http://tinyurl.com/25jjjb
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 February 2008

      **Retired Alabama pastor [Samuel Andrew] Granade dies at 89
      http://tinyurl.com/3b84gy
      Alabama Baptist 31 January 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      Alabama Chapter #1 of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association
      http://www.albuffalosoldiers.org/

      The Legacy of George Washington Carver

      This presentation celebrates "the legacy of [ Iowa State University 's] first African American student and faculty member, George Washington Carver [who was] renowned for developing innovative uses for a variety of agricultural crops such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes." Features a biography, images, bibliography, select correspondence of Carver, peanut uses and recipes from a 1925 publication, and other material about Carver and his agricultural research. From the Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.
      URL: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/gwc/
      LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/25317


      Legends of Tuskegee: American Visionaries
      This site highlights the achievements of individuals associated with the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington as the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers in the 1880s. Features biographical material, photos, and bibliographies for educator Booker T. Washington, educator and scientist George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen, the World War II "Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft." From the National Park Service (NPS).
      URL: http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/
      LII Item: http://lii.org/cs/lii/view/item/25327


      **Interview with novelist Tim Dorsey [AU graduate]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ehmyj
      Powell's Books [ Portland OR ]


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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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