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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.
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 6, 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.

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      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

      **Town to celebrate 150th birthday [Rogersville, Wednesday, Feb. 6]
      http://tinyurl.com/29kehd
      Florence Times-Daily 5 February 2008

      **Rocketry pioneer looks back [David L. Christensen, Thursday, Feb. 7]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rmyda
      Huntsville Times 5 February 2008

      ** Alabama Historians, Students To Meet Feb. 8-9
      The Alabama Association of Historians (AAH) and the Alabama region of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society will meet jointly at Samford University Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9. About 125 historians, history teachers and students from Alabama schools will attend the meetings in Dwight Beeson Hall.”
      http://media-newswire.com/release_1060316.html
      Media Newswire 5 February 2008

      **
      Rammer Jammer author to speak at benefit
      New York Times reporter and Birmingham native author Warren St. John will speak at an event to benefit Department of English scholarships from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2 in The Birmingham News offices at 2201 Fourth Ave. North. Tickets are $75. For more information or for tickets, contact Jessica Grizzard at 975-1256 or e-mail jgrizzard@...

      **Apr 17-19 Alabama Historical Association Annual Meeting 2008.  The
      Shoals.  For information, go to:  http://www.archives.state.al.us/aha/aha.html


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      **HISTORY
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      **[ Madison has] One of few known slave cemeteries
      http://tinyurl.com/2useyx
      Huntsville Times 6 February 2008


      **Bryce embodies U.S. mental health history [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/3b364g
      Mobile Press-Register 6 February 2008

      **`I compose music, mostly on the piano and guitar.'
      [Profile of June Mack, filmmaker and UAB faculty member]
       “She is also working on documentaries about the Northern Beltline and Hank Williams Sr.”
      http://tinyurl.com/2v8zgw
      Birmingham News 6 February 2008]

      **Cullman’s James Fields takes seat in state House as newest House member
      [Fields is first black “elected from an almost all-white district.”]
      http://tinyurl.com/24d75c
      Decatur Daily 6 February 2008

      **A little historical correctness [editorial]
      “A new monument now stands on the grounds of the Lawrence County courthouse. It’s the second one put there to honor Alabama soldiers who served in the Civil War. The first, placed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, honors those who fought for the Confederacy. The new one honors those who fought for the Union .”
      http://tinyurl.com/2hdmz3
      Anniston Star 6 February 2008

      **Wood Lane Furniture is closing after 27 years
      http://tinyurl.com/2fosgm
      Tuscaloosa News 5 February 2008

      **$6,000 will save a piece of history [Confederate battle flags at state archives]
      http://tinyurl.com/256akx
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 February 2008


      **Elementary school students remember a pioneer [Rosa Parks]
      http://tinyurl.com/2c7cgq
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 February 2008

      **
      Columbia U. Creates Web Site to Promote Black History
      “ Columbia University has created a Web site to educate elementary and secondary students about the civil-rights and black-power movements spanning 1954 through 1975. The site, called the Amistad Digital Resource, includes audio and video clips of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil-rights leaders. It also includes FBI documents and maps where civil-rights demonstrations took place. —Andrea L. Foster”
      [Includes sections on “Montgomery Bus Boycott” and “Birmingham Desegregation Campaign”]
      http://www.amistadresource.org/
      Chronicle of Higher Education Wired Campus Daily Newsletter 5 February 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 6: http://tinyurl.com/2s7qft
      February 5: http://tinyurl.com/33wpa2
      Mobile Press-Register


      **New book tours U.S. civil rights trail [includes Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dbe7r
      San Jose [CA] Mercury News 4 February 2008


      **1950 February 6- Natalie Cole is born to Nat "King" and Maria Cole.  She will

      follow in her famous father's footsteps and become a

      recording star.  She will become a Grammy Award-winning

      singer, and Best New Artist in 1975.

       

      1934 February 5- Henry (Hank) Aaron is born in Mobile , Alabama .  After starting
      his major league baseball career with the Milwaukee Braves in
      1954, he will distinguish himself as a home-run specialist. 

      Aaron will be considered by some, the best baseball player in

      history. Over his 23-year Major League Baseball career, he will

      compile more batting records than any other player in baseball

      history. He will hold the record for runs batted in with 2297,

      and will be a Gold Glove Winner in 1958, 1959, and 1960. His

      most famous accomplishment will come on April 8, 1974,

      when at the age of 40, he will hit a 385-foot home run against

      the Los Angeles Dodgers, surpassing Babe Ruth's record of

      714 career home runs. He will end his career with 755 home

      runs. In 1982, he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of

      Fame. After his retirement, he will return to the Atlanta

      Braves as a vice-president for player development, and will be

      promoted to senior vice-president in 1989.

       

      1913 February 4- Rosa Louise McCauley is born in Tuskegee , Alabama . In
      1932, she will marry Raymond Parks. She will work at a number of
      jobs, ranging from domestic worker to hospital aide. At her
      husband's urging, she will finish high school studies in 1933,
      at a time when less than 7% of African Americans had a high
      school diploma. Despite the Jim Crow laws that made political
      participation by Black people difficult, she will succeed in
      registering to vote on her third try. In December 1943, she
      will become active in the Civil Rights Movement, joining the
      Montgomery chapter of the NAACP. When the seamstress and
      NAACP member refuses to yield her seat to a white man on a
      Montgomery , Alabama bus on December 1, 1955, her actions
      will spark a 382-day boycott of the buses in Montgomery ,
      halting business and services in the city and become the
      initial act of non-violent disobedience of the American Civil
      Rights movement. She will be honored with the NAACP's
      Spingarn Medal for her heroism and later work with Detroit
      youth(1979) and be called the "Mother of the Civil Rights
      Movement." She will join the ancestors on October 24, 2005.
      The United States Senate will pass a resolution on October
      27, 2005 to honor Mother Parks by allowing her body to lie in
      honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The House of
      Representatives approved the resolution on October 28. Since
      the founding of the practice of lying in state in the Rotunda in
      1852, She will be the 31st person, the first woman, the first
      American who had not been a U.S. government official, and
      the second non-government official (after Frenchman Pierre
      L'Enfant). On October 30, 2005 President George W. Bush will
      issue a Proclamation ordering that all flags on U.S. public
      areas both within the country and abroad be flown at half staff
      on the day of her funeral. On February 5, 2006, at Super Bowl
      XL, played at Detroit 's Ford Field, the late Coretta Scott King
      and Mother Parks, who had been a long-time resident of "The
      Motor City ", will be remembered and honored by a moment of
      silence.

      1947 February 4- Sanford Bishop is born in Mobile , Alabama .  He will
      graduate from Morehouse College and Emory University Law School .  He
      will specialize in civil rights law and will become a member
      of the Georgia Legislature from 1977 to 1993 (House and
      Senate). In 1993, he will be elected a member of the United
      States House of Representatives from Georgia .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 



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      **CULTURE
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      **Artists capture essence of voting
      http://tinyurl.com/2esq8t
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2008


      **Bama rocks to movie premiere
      [John Sayles’ Honeydripper, set and filmed in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yphnct
      Tuscaloosa News 5 February 2008

      **Honeydripper Premieres
      http://tinyurl.com/2yrwnm
      Tuscaloosa News 4 February 2008

      **'Honeydripper' premieres in Tuscaloosa today
      http://tinyurl.com/283okz
      Tuscaloosa News 4 February 2008

      **Lawn art drawing attention
      http://tinyurl.com/29d3d3
      Florence Times-Daily 5 February 2008

      **On Saturday, Weekend Today tuned in to Daniel Alarcon, author of Lost
      City Radio (HarperPerennial, $13.95), which PW called an "ambitious
      first novel... successful and nimbly handled portrayal of war's
      lingering consequences." [Alarcon is an Alabama author.]
      http://www.publishersweekly.com/
      Publishers Weekly Daily 4 February 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Braziel, James. Birmingham, 35 Miles. Bantam, March 2008 [novel]

       

      Delbridge, Melissa J. Family Bible. University of Iowa Press , April 2008 [memoir of Tuscaloosa in 1960s]

       

      Feldman, Ellen. Scottsboro. Norton, 2007. [novel about the 1930s Scottsboro case; reviewed in Publishers Weekly 21 January 2008, p148]

       

      Long, Robert Emmet. Truman Capote, Enfant Terrible. Continuum, July 2008

       

      Phillips, Gin. The Well and the Mine. Hawthorne Books, March 2008 [first novel by Alabama native]

       

       

      **Penny Postcards from Alabama

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/ppcs-al.html


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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

    • 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 2 of 2 , Feb 6, 2009
        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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. 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/ONGOING EVENTS

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        **American art form [Feb. 7]
        UNA jazz band playing songs Americans love
        http://tinyurl.com/ckt7wg
        Florence Times Daily 5 February 2009

        **[Public school] Student art exhibit to be on display at Capitol [Feb. 9-20]
        http://tinyurl.com/ck5dt5
        Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2009

        **
        Lecture examines African-American cemeteries, genealogy Feb. 12
        The UAB African-American Studies Program will present a free, public lecture, "African-American Cemeteries as a Treasure House of Genealogical Studies: The Shadow Lawn Project," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the Hill University Center Boardroom. Guest speaker Miquelle Fields-Jones will talk about the use of genealogy to uncover historical information about families, communities and historic sites, such as Shadow Lawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in Birmingham .
        UAB Reporter Online 6 February 2009


        **February 19-22, 2009, Southern Voices, Hoover Public Library
        http://www.hooverlibrary.org/sv 

        ** School of Medicine Art Show features faculty, students [thru May 22]
        http://main.uab.edu/Sites/reporter/58159/
        UAB Reporter Online 6 February 2009


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        **HISTORY
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        **811 Breakfast Club Recalls Tuskegee Syphilis Study
        http://www.uabhealth.org/58175/
        UAB Synopsis V28 N5 9 February 2009

        **Obscure Birmingham insurer on Madoff client list
        [Southern Life & Health, founded in Birmingham by Orr family in 1890]
        http://tinyurl.com/czn2tx
        Birmingham News blog 6 February 2009

        **Famous come to celebrate [Hank] Aaron’s 75th birthday
        http://tinyurl.com/d5x3o7
        Tuscaloosa News 6 February 2009

        **Huntingdon celebrates 100th year in Montgomery
        http://tinyurl.com/d4923l
        Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2009

        **[Joshua] Broadway’s name to be added to fallen officers monument
        http://tinyurl.com/curckf
        Montgomery Advertiser 5 February 2009

        **1934 Feb. 5-Henry (Hank) Aaron is born in Mobile , Alabama .  After starting

                  his major league baseball career with the Milwaukee Braves in

                  1954, he will distinguish himself as a home-run specialist. 

                  Aaron will be considered by some, the best baseball player in

                  history. Over his 23-year Major League Baseball career, he will

                  compile more batting records than any other player in baseball

                  history. He will hold the record for runs batted in with 2297,

                  and will be a Gold Glove Winner in 1958, 1959, and 1960. His

                  most famous accomplishment will come on April 8, 1974, when at

                  the age of 40, he will hit a 385-foot home run against the Los

                  Angeles Dodgers, surpassing Babe Ruth's record of 714 career

                  home runs. He will end his career with 755 home runs. In 1982,

                  he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his

                  retirement, he will return to the Atlanta Braves as a vice-

                  president for player development, and will be promoted to
                  senior vice-president in 1989.
        FROM: Today in Black History
        http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

        **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
        February 6: http://tinyurl.com/bcr58l
        February 5: http://tinyurl.com/bt4voh
        Mobile Press-Register

        **Jerry Katz [column]: It’s time for people to be civil to one another [about history]
        http://tinyurl.com/cusxcz
        Opelika-Auburn News 4 February 2009

        ** Montgomery is rich with history of the civil rights movement
        http://tinyurl.com/bsjwdd
        Atlanta Journal-Constitution 4 February 2009 [reprint of March 2008 article]

        **b. 01-03-1914 - Carl (Henry) Stewart - Alabama - d. 2-4-1993

        bass: "The Radio Cowboys"
        old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #27

        http://lists.oldradio.net/

        **[Antebellum] Home added to historic list to thwart proposed quarry
        http://tinyurl.com/ae78ve
        Athens News Courier 3 February 2009


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        **CULTURE
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        **Breakfast of champions
        Waysider’s fare ranked among best in country by Esquire
        http://tinyurl.com/cfu7z2
        Tuscaloosa News 6 February

        **Esquire magazine names Waysider a top breakfast spot
        http://tinyurl.com/bw6j3d
        Tuscaloosa News 5 February 2009

        **[Alabama House] Panel votes to give incentives to film companies
        http://tinyurl.com/d97o8n
        Montgomery Advertiser 5 February 2009

        **[Kathryn] Scheldt lights a torch for new album
        http://tinyurl.com/aold3d
        Mobile Press-Register 5 February 2009

        ** Birmingham homicide detectives to be part of new season of A&E show ‘First 48’
        http://tinyurl.com/b2cr5r
        Birmingham News 5 February 2009


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        **DEATHS
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        **Thomas Corts, former Samford University president, dies
        http://tinyurl.com/b8crsu
        Birmingham News 5 February 2009

        **Millard Fuller [ Ala. native], 74, Who Founded Habitat for Humanity, Is Dead

        http://tinyurl.com/bp4wdf
        New York Times 4 February 2009


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        **BONUS MATERIAL
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        **Historic Iron Furnaces: Alabama
        http://www.ironfurnaces.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Alabama


        **Doc Waller [ East Alabama author, actor, etc.]
        http://www.thedocwaller.com/

        **
        8th Conference on Southern Women's History
        Southern Association for Women Historians'
        Columbia , South Carolina June 4-6, 2009
        http://saeu.sc.edu/reg/sawh/





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        **USEFUL LINKS
        ================

        ** 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


        ===============================
        **alabamahistory related links
        ===============================


        alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

        ***************************************



        A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
        Associate Professor
        Director, History of Anesthesia Section 

        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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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