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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-15 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 15, 2008
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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
      Selma Stories with Lori Cummings
      Friday, February 15, 2008 at 7:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      The StoryCorps Griot is collecting interviews with African Americans about the Civil Rights Movement. Griot (pronounced GREE-OH) is part of the West African tradition of honoring someone who helps to maintain the traditions, history and culture of people through storytelling, music and dance. The Griot has put a focus on collecting the stories of Selma . Alabama Stories examines the significance of this initiative.

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      Southern View With Leslie Bailey
      Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 1:00PM on Alabama Public Television
      Southern View goes behind the scenes of the new movie, Honeydipper, a rock and roll fable written and directed by independent film producer John Sayles. Host Leslie Bailey visits the sites in Alabama where the film was shot, interviews John Sayles, Maggie Renzi, Danny Glover and more. ALSO, Leslie will have a new spin on a down home Southern favorite, fried chicken... a healthier version that is crunchy but not fried! 

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      Anthropologist/archaeologist to speak at [Baldwin Co.] historical society meeting [Feb. 17]
      A discussion of ancient civilizations in the area, which now includes Daphne, by Philip J. Carr, Ph.D.,…”
      http://tinyurl.com/25ccn5
      Mobile Pres-Register 14 February 2008

      **The Autauga Genealogical Society will meet this Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in downtown Prattville .

      We will discuss and announce future programs for the year and have a jam session.  Bring old family photos, scrap books and other family information. Please bring new or updated family information for the folders at the library. *Possibly* there will be a demonstration of Family Tree Maker as there was a problem with the projection equipment at the last meeting.

      Visitors are always welcome to attend.  Visit the Autauga Genealogical Society web site:  www.rootsweb.com/~alags

      **WashCo Public Library to host book-signing 
      “Each year, the Washington County Public Library features an Alabama author for a book signing in the weeks leading up to the Art Auction. This year's signing will feature Bob Whetstone, author of "Grave Dancin" on Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. "Grave Dancin" is a recently published historical novel set in early 20th Century Alabama .”
      Washington Co. Public Library: http://www.wcpls.org/
      South Alabamian 14 February 2008

      **[ Alabama ] Music Hall of Fame tickets available [induction ceremony is Feb. 22]
      http://tinyurl.com/2ck4j2
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2008

      **[
      Eighteenth-century naturalist and artist William] Bartram to be topic of program [Feb. 27]
      [He traveled through what is now Alabama in 1775.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yrtl67
      Mobile Press-Register 15 February 2008

      **Jim Bennett signs Historic Birmingham [new book]
      March 13, 4 - 6pm Milestone Books, Vestavia Hills
      http://www.milestonebooks.net/index.html


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      **HISTORY
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      **Parliament House hotel, home to both celebrities and squatters, to be imploded Sunday

      Implosion will punctuate checkered past
      [Built in 1964; investors included Doris Day]
      http://tinyurl.com/2y3qed
      Birmingham News 15 February 2008

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      Avondale Mills [in Pell City ], being torn down, up in smoke

      Cutting torches used on ductwork likely cause, mayor says
      http://tinyurl.com/2yk7ys
      Birmingham News 15 February 2008


      **Descendants help honor Confederate leaders
      http://tinyurl.com/2fan72
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2008


      **Black [WWII] veterans share experiences

      http://tinyurl.com/245asa
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2008

      **1965 February 15- Nat King Cole, singer and pianist, joins the ancestors in Santa
                  Monica , California at the age of 45.  He succumbs to lung cancer.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Historic [Avondale] mill burns in Pell City
      http://tinyurl.com/ywb753
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2008


      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1848, 1908, etc.]
      February 15: http://tinyurl.com/29jodo
      February 14: http://tinyurl.com/yuf4ub
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham , AL - d. 6-16-1996 sportscaster, announcer: "White Owl Sports Smoker"; "Truth or Consequences"
      [radio shows]


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      **CULTURE
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      **University of Alabama lawsuit against artist Daniel Moore set for special master, but lawyers can't agree on candidate
      http://tinyurl.com/2hegoz
      Birmingham News 14 February 2008

      **[ Ala. ] Author [Watt Key] tells Hoover students story of survival, literal and literary
      http://tinyurl.com/24xn9l
      Birmingham News 13 February 2008


      **Author [Jim Herod; novel is Gathering Moss] draws from life in Selma
      http://tinyurl.com/2zsfcg
      Selma Times-Journal 6 February 2008

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      **DEATHS
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      **County probate judge dies
      [
      Shelby County Probate Judge Patricia Fuhrmeister]
      http://tinyurl.com/yvd4wa
      Shelby County Reporter 11 February 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Historically Black Colleges and Universities Digital Collections
      [ASU and Tuskegee are included]
      http://contentdm.auctr.edu/cdm4/index.php

      **Black Warrior Review [UA]
      http://webdelsol.com/bwr/index.html

      **Taking the Time

      Young Writers and Old [Civil Rights] Stories
      Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Montgomery
      http://www.takingthetime.org/index.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

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