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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 7-8 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.

      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

      **Alabama Stories
      Rosenwald Schools
      Friday, February 08, 2008 at 7:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      This is the unique story of three Notasulga , Ala. structures-a school, a church and a cemetery-that have brought together a community in the hope of having them listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The schoolhouse was one of the first Rosenwald schools built in the south. A " Rosenwald School " was the name informally applied to schools, shops and teachers' homes built primarily for the education of African Americans in the early 20th century. Rhonda Colvin reports.

      **After film’s premier, it’s party time

      Huntsville is hosting a premiere of the movie "Honeydripper" Friday night with the movie's director, producer and cast members at Hollywood 18 Theaters, along with an after-party at the Flying Monkey.  "Honeydripper" director John Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi and several cast and crew members will be at the premiere at Hollywood 18 at 7 p.m. The $20 admission also includes a party afterwards at Flying Monkey Arts, featuring Microwave Dave and the Nukes with Henderson Huggins and Eddie Shaw, blues musicians who are in the movie. You can buy your tickets from Brown Paper Tickets, brownpapertickets.com/ event/27043. You can also check out www.honeydripperhuntsville.com [Honeydripper is set and was filmed in Alabama . The film’s official web site: http://honeydripper-movie.com/  ]

       

      **Several Black History Month events planned
      [On Gadsden State campuses; some are Alabama-related]
      http://tinyurl.com/277t6o
      Gadsden Times 7 February 2008

       

      **Jan 20 – Mar 21, 2008

      “Overcoming by Force, Overcoming by Choice, “ A visual art exhibition by the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Presented by the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University .  For information, go to:  http://www.lib.alasu.edu/natctr/index.html




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      **HISTORY
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      **University of Alabama trustees panel approves renovation of Jones Archeological Museum in Moundville
      http://tinyurl.com/273xr4
      Birmingham News 8 February 2008

      **Queen of Mercy school closing in May [135-year old Catholic school]
      http://tinyurl.com/3c7a29

      Montgomery Advertiser 8 February 2008

      **Former high-end store to convert to lofts, retail

      Burger-Phillips building to retain historic features  [building dates from the 1920s]

      http://tinyurl.com/287dgt
      Birmingham News 7 February 2008

      **Landmark house damaged in blaze [Hudson House in Tanner]
      http://tinyurl.com/26gye4
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2008


      **Jazz ensemble played key role in ASU's history

      http://tinyurl.com/29jrtl
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 February 2008

      **February 7: Author and UA graduate Gay Talese turns 76.

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 8: http://tinyurl.com/yse7ru
      February 7: http://tinyurl.com/2ek3t7
      Mobile Press-Register


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      **CULTURE
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      **Alabama connections make Grammy Awards be worth watching
      http://tinyurl.com/2k2vb9
      Birmingham News 8 February 2008

      **Filmmakers John Sayles and Maggie Renzi return to Alabama for honey of a homecoming
      http://tinyurl.com/39hbdm
      Birmingham News 8 February 2008


      **'Honeydripper' won't make history as a great one
      [review of John Sayles’ film shot and set in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2l8pyz
      Detroit News 8 February 2008

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      Alabama setting for "Honeydripper" Southern tale of tunes, change
      http://tinyurl.com/2s8eqt
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 February 2008


      **DMS students' imagination runs wild with book project

      Sonya Rogers' English classes have short stories published

      http://tinyurl.com/28tc8g
      Mobile Press-Register 7 February 2008

      **Play captures Civil Rights Movement
      [Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s “Gee’s Bend ”]
      http://tinyurl.com/23qdt2
      Pioneer Press [ Glenview IL ] 7 February 2008

      **Movie filmed in Greenville premieres
      [John Sayles’ Honeydripper]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrbbj6
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 February 2008


      **African American Lives 2, parts 1 and 2, aired 6 February on PBS at PM CT.
      See APT schedule for Sunday, Feb. 10 repeats and next week’s episode: http://www.aptv.org/Schedule/index.asp
      Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the series host and executive producer. 

      Tom Joyner and Linda Johnson Rice are celebrities with Black Belt roots that are being profiled.  

      Frazine Taylor, head of Ready Reference at ADAH, also appears in the broadcast. 

      Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aalives/.




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      **DEATHS
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      **Retired tax assessor Wayland Cooley dies
      http://tinyurl.com/25shda
      Huntsville Times 7 February 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Auburn Heritage Association Historical Markers
      http://www.auburnheritage.org/historic-markers.html

      **Brant Rumble: An Eye for Guy Lit
      [ Birmingham native & AU graduate Rumble is a senior editor at Scribner]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrvxzu
      Publishers Weekly 21 January 2008

      **
      Super Bowl legend Bart Starr and the coach who inspired him:

      ‘We Will Catch Excellence'
      http://tinyurl.com/2zslgm
      Parade 3 February 2008

      ** Alabama Authors
      The Alabama Authors' website is to celebrate and introduce ROMANCE authors born, raised, living in or just loves being a part of Alabama .”
      http://www.alabamaauthors.com/

      **Jenny Adams [ Birmingham freelance writer]
      http://www.jennyadamsfreelance.com/index.php

       

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama

                  http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):

      * New Links:               0

      * Updated Links:       0

      * Removed Links:      1

      * Total Links:              3338




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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
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