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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-4 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2008
      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

      **15th Oxford Conference for the Book
      The University of Mississippi   Oxford , Mississippi
      April 3 - 5 2008
      Dedicated to [ Alabama native] Zora Neale Hurston
      http://www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/

      **[Arts Alive!] Festival expands to 3-day 'happening' [April 11-13]
      http://tinyurl.com/yufohk
      Mobile Press-Register 3 February 2008

      **Apr 17-18 Alabama Historical Association Annual Meeting 2008.  The Shoals.
       For information, go to:  http://www.archives.state.al.us/aha/aha.html

      **April 18-19 Montevallo Literary Festival
      University of Montevallo Comer Hall
      Southern Progress Keynote Reader Barry Hannah. More guests to be announced. See Web site for more information.
      UM Station 6420
      Montevallo , AL   35115
      Contact: Jim Murphy
      205-665-6420
      murphyj@...
      http://www.montevallo.edu/english/MLF/

      **April 19, 2008 Alabama Book Festival
      Old Alabama Town
      The 3rd Annual Alabama Book Festival will feature authors, publishers, children's events, and more. Watch Web site for this year's line-up.
      301 Columbus Street
      Montgomery , AL   36104
      Contact: Jay Lamar
      334-844-4946
      lamarja@...
      http://www.alabamabookcenter.org/events/book-festival.html

      **May 1-3 Alabama Writers Symposium
      Alabama Southern Community College
      The 11th annual Alabama Writers Symposium will feature Anne Rivers Siddons, Elyzabeth Wilder, Ace Atkins, and many more. See Web site for more information.
      Monroeville , AL   36461
      Contact: Melinda Byrd-Murphy
      251-575-8226
      mbmurphy@...
      http://www.ascc.edu/?DivisionID='678'&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll

      **Nov 17-18 Southern Writers Reading VIII presented by the Fairhope Center for Writing Arts and the Fairhope Public Library..  Nov 17 features readings from Tom Franklin, William Gay, Frank Turner Hollon and others including a special skit from public television's Don Noble and author William Cobb. Nov 18 features readings from Rick Bragg, joined by J. Wes Yoder and, Joshilyn Jackson, Carl T. Smith, Karen Spears Zacharias, and Watt Key.  For information go to:  http://www.overthetransom.com/southern_writers_reading.htm




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      **HISTORY
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      **Bones found of Indians from 1,000 years ago

      Archaeologists study remains uncovered at Bridgeport site
      http://tinyurl.com/2g3xd9
      Huntsville Times 4 February 2008

      **Black Belt building for brighter days

      http://tinyurl.com/2sezjq
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2008

      ** One-act play depicts civil rights icon Rosa Parks [played by Ella Joyce]
      http://tinyurl.com/2htgml
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 February 2008


      **1861 February 4: At Montgomery , Alabama , the Confederate States are organized.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...  

      **Woman leaves book store after 28 years [Janie Bogus, Mars Hill Book Store]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrf5k7
      Florence Times-Daily 4 February 2008

      **
      Ala. Black Belt region looks to rich history for economic boost
      http://tinyurl.com/23knrw
      USA Today 4 February 2008

      **Writer [Sena Jeter Naslund] makes good on 1963 vow to tell truth about racism
      http://tinyurl.com/29hu2f
      Huntsville Times 3 February 2008


      **Collection of rare medical books grows at UAB library
      http://tinyurl.com/yrqmgf
      Tuscaloosa News 3 February 2008 [reprinted from Birmingham News]

      **Clock tower work [at Calhoun Co. Courthouse] is music to his ears
      http://tinyurl.com/2alv92
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2008

      **Black History Month events [in Montgomery ; some Alabama-related]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hknve
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2008

      **1984 February 3- A sellout crowd of 18,210 at Madison Square Garden in New York
              City sees Carl Lewis best his own world record in the long
              jump by 9-1/4 inches.

      1956 February 2- Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first African American student
              to attend the University of Alabama .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 4: http://tinyurl.com/2526gc
      February 3: http://tinyurl.com/2ecpk2 
      February 2: http://tinyurl.com/2dt2bz
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Reynolds Historical [medical] Library celebrates 50th year
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=116291
      UAB eReporter 1 February 2008

      **February 1, 1908: Booker T. Washington at Howard U.
      http://tinyurl.com/2b3fcx
      Chronicle of Higher Education Blog 1 February 2008

      **b.02-01-1916 - Helen Walpole - Birmingham , AL - d. 5-26-1992
      actor: Sylvia Bardine "Just Plain Bill"; Frances "Lorenzo Jones" (radio shows)



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      **CULTURE
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      ** Birmingham actor Paul Gagliano gets to share some of the Super Bowl spotlight - in a commercial
      http://tinyurl.com/2grukc
      Birmingham News 3 February 2008

      **[Author Sena Jeter] Naslund bravely makes icons her own
      http://tinyurl.com/ywb22r
      Huntsville Times 3 February 2008

      **Actor [Ella Joyce] to perform Rosa Parks tribute at ASF
      http://tinyurl.com/ywpw3e
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 February 2008

      **His back pages
      Dylan, RFK, Joplin - he shot them all in the '60s, then vanished from the scene. Now Rowland Scherman's photos can be seen anew.
      http://tinyurl.com/25t8fg
      Boston Globe 3 February 2008

      **Gee's Bend : A tiny town, a big story
      Theater | Quilts took the art world by storm -- and inspired play
      http://tinyurl.com/2amxy8
      Chicago Sun-Times 3 February 2008

      **Coal mining keeps Huntsville author’s ‘Red Helmet’ going [Homer Hickam’s latest book]
      Birmingham News 3 February 2008, p8F [reprinted from Huntsville Times; that Jan. 27 story: http://tinyurl.com/ys4s68 ]

      **Southern comfort
      Rock 'n' roll was not a moment,' John Sayles said. 'I think it was inevitable.'
      [Honeydripper, Sayles new film, is set and was filmed in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2s6gcb
      Tusk Magazine/Tuscaloosa News 1 February 2008

      **Booksigning [by local author Jenny Adams] on tap at Little Savannah's Mardi Gras celebration
      http://tinyurl.com/263s22
      BIrmingham News 1 February 2008

      **Cullman’s [Channing] Tatum cast as Duke in ‘G.I. Joe’ [film]
      Birmingham News 1 February 2008, p4G


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      **DEATHS
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      **Frances Shillingburg [obituary; Alabama author]
      http://tinyurl.com/2xtgry
      Birmingham News 3 February 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Georgia Tech vs. Alabama , 1942 football game photo
      http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/spcollimages/av/lane/jpeg/LBCE10-003b.jpg

      ** University of Georgia vs. Auburn , 1939 football game photo
      http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/spcollimages/av/lane/jpeg/LBCE23-030b.jpg


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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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