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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-11 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

      **Author [Charles Cobb] tours civil rights trail [in Montgomery Feb. 20]
      [book is On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail (Algonquin Books)]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ovahn
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2008


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      New York Times reporter, author and Birmingham native Warren St. John will be the featured speaker at "An Afternoon With Warren St. John," an event benefiting UAB Department of English scholarships, 3-5 p.m. on March 2. Tickets to the event cost $75.
      Birmingham News 9 February 2008




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      **HISTORY
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      **Marker honoring Clotilda slaves unveiled during ceremony at church they founded
      http://tinyurl.com/yom5dq
      Mobile Press-Register 11 February 2008

      **
      New book chronicles life of [high school] coaching icon Shorty White
      http://tinyurl.com/2xxhjl
      Tuscaloosa News 11 February 2008


      **Cullman breaks stereotype

      New legislator's popularity transcends race

      [James Fields is first black state legislator in 97% white county]
      http://tinyurl.com/2xez7z
      Birmingham News 11 February 2008

       

      **Recall and remembrance in
       Rocket City
      “A symposium and gala in
       Huntsville last month marked the 50th  
      anniversary of the launch of Explorer 1. Dwayne Day reviews those  
      events with an eye towards the inevitable struggle between history and  
      celebration.”

      http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1059/1
      Space Review 11 February 2008

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      Birmingham remembers Civil Rights Movement
      http://tinyurl.com/2ey98p
      Opelika-Auburn News 10 February 2008

      **A&M alumna joins filmmakers in effort to give late actor the credit Hollywood denied him decades ago
      http://tinyurl.com/2njhc2
      Huntsville Times 10 February 2008

      **State coach crusaded to desegregate sports
      [review of Bill Elder's "All Guts and No Glory: An Alabama Coach's Memoir of Desegregating College Athletics," published by NewSouth Books]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zwc38
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2008

      **No Oscar night can ever match 1962’s for Southern delight
      [the year the To Kill a Mockingbird film won]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zo59h
      Tuscaloosa News 10 February 2008

      **How we got here — a history of Southern religion
      http://tinyurl.com/2z43a6
      Florence Times-Daily 10 February 2008

      **You can mix a little Alabama history with your B&B stay [in Ashville]
      http://tinyurl.com/25bcmn
      Birmimngham News 10 February 2008

      **1966 February 11- Willie Mays signs with the San Francisco Giants for $ 130,000
      a year. At the time, this is one of the highest salaries in professional baseball.

      1998 February 10- Dr. David Satcher is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become
              Surgeon General. [Dr. Satcher is an Anniston native.]

      1971 February 9- Satchel Paige becomes the first African American elected to
              professional baseball's Hall of Fame for his career in the Negro Leagues.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 

      **Darkness of historical jail conjures images of past [1868 Houston jail in Winston Co.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2tkh8v
      Tuscaloosa News 8 February 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 11: http://tinyurl.com/yszyhq
      February 10: http://tinyurl.com/3chgrx 
      February   9: http://tinyurl.com/ywd25m
      Mobile Press-Register


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      **CULTURE
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      **Students invited to participate in `To Kill a Mockingbird' essay contest
      http://tinyurl.com/378wre
      Gadsden Times 11 February 2008

      **Shoals native [Chris Tompkins] earns Grammy
      http://tinyurl.com/3yfguq
      Florence Times-Daily 11 February 2008

      **Sister’s book about Rise grad spreads understanding
      “Kayla Terry’s story about her brother started out as a class project.”
      http://tinyurl.com/3aw9lg
      Tuscaloosa News 11 February 2008

      **Grammy awards will have several Shoals connections
      http://tinyurl.com/2r24qu
      Florence Times-Daily 10 February 2008

      **Veteran [Kevin Webster] finds meaning, self-expression with paint and canvas
      Homewood gallery showcases his work
      http://tinyurl.com/2lvvj3
      Birmingham News 10 February 2008

      **Filmmaker Sayles has deep stake in 'Honeydripper'
      [Film was shot and is set in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ygqm7
      Montgomery Advertiser 10 February 2008

      **What is it about Greenhill?
      Town churns out talented musicians
      http://tinyurl.com/2llmre
      Florence Times-Daily 9 February 2008

      **Student artwork draws attention
      http://tinyurl.com/337epn
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 February 2008

      **Local band's latest is worth the wait [National Trust]
      http://tinyurl.com/ypp4d7
      Tusk Magazine/Tuscaloosa News 8 February 2008

      **[Danny] Glover rocks in key role
      Film [Honeydripper] rich with character, flowing with music
      [Roger Ebert review of film shot and set in Alabama ]
      Birmingham News 8 February 2008, p6G


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      **DEATHS
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      **Shelby County Probate Judge Patricia Yeager Fuhrmeister dies at age 51
      http://tinyurl.com/3x7w9o
      Birmingham News 10 February 2008 

      **Carr, Oscar [obituary; musician]
      http://tinyurl.com/2dssaq
      Birmingham News 8 February 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Thicket Magazine
      “Thicket magazine functions in equal measures as an educational and entertainment piece, a journalistic road map of the state. It covers business, travel, design, environment, home décor, gardening, sports, shopping, politics, education, faith, food, music, the arts, and anything else relevant to life in Alabama today.”
      http://www.thicketmag.com/

        
        
        

       

       




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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
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