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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-18 February & 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 18, 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

      **Writers Series to meet Feb. 20
      Authors Carolyn Elkins and Patricia Waters will read from their works
      during the UAB Writers Series Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the
      Spencer Honors House. Elkins is the author of three books of poetry,
      including Angel Pays a Visit, Daedalus Rising and Coriolis Forces.
      Waters, an instructor at the University of Alabama , published her first
      book, The Ordinary Sublime, in 2006. The lectures are free and open to
      the public.
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=116501
      UAB eReporter 15 February 2008

      **Alabama Pottery: Joey Brackner, director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, will speak at the next Friends of the Wetumpka Library meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the library.Brackner is the author of "Alabama Folk Pottery," which celebrates the people, techniques, and artistry of a traditional craft. Since 1985, Brackner has undertaken numerous special projects for the Alabama State Council on the Arts. These include co-production of "Unbroken Tradition," a film documentary on Alabama folk potter, Jerry Brown; and editorship of Tributaries, the journal of the Alabama Folklife Association. He is also the Folklife section editor for the upcoming, online Encyclopedia of Alabama. For more information, call 567-1308.
      http://tinyurl.com/2ok9nd
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2008

      **Writers Festival: The Rhoda Coleman Ellison Writers Festival will feature many highlights, including a lecture led by author Mark Childress. Childress, a native of Monroeville, is the author of six novels, including "Tender," "Crazy in Alabama ," and "One Mississippi."The discussion, which will be followed by a book signing, will be hosted at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, on the campus of Huntingdon College . For information, call 833-4515.
      http://tinyurl.com/2ok9nd
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2008

      ** ALABAMA BOUND FESTIVAL
      Birmingham , Ala. , April 12
      http://www.alabamabound.org
      (205) 226-3610
      e-mail: lwilson@...
      Tenth year. Authors: TBA. Activities: a day-long series of programs
      celebrating Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, featuring an appearance
      by Mary Badham, "Scout" from the 1962 film; preview of the documentary
      Our Mockingbird; music from the 1930s.



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      **HISTORY
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      **Veteran [James Traylor] to take Honor Flight
      http://tinyurl.com/ywctxh
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 February 2008


      **News video: Parliament House demolished [built in 1964]
      http://tinyurl.com/2uqo72
      Birmingham News 17 February 2008

      **Conyers [GA] man, one of original Tuskegee Airmen, is honored
      http://tinyurl.com/37xktx
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2008

      **1861 February 18: C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis is inaugurated at Montgomery , AL .

      1864 February 17: CSS "HL Hunley" [built in Mobile ] becomes first submarine to sink an enemy ship.
      Poor Gabriel's Almanac  poorgabriel@...

      **Book review: A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom by David W. Blight [includes Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/29z9ps
      Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel 17 February 2008

      **Samuel M. Plato, Architect
      "Plato was the first black person awarded a contract to build a federal post office, built in his native Alabama "
      http://tinyurl.com/yr6aon
      Louisville Courier-Journal 17 February 2008

      **Voting here reminds her of how times have changed
      http://tinyurl.com/yvrkko
      Huntsville Times 17 February 2008

      **The most hated man in Alabama [Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hf69a
      Florence Times-Daily 17 February 2008

      **Vice president [William Rufus King] from Alabama may have led secret life
      http://tinyurl.com/ywemk2
      Tuscaloosa News 17 February 2008

      **1941 February 17- Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by
              knocking out Gus Dorazio.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Entertainer honors father's memory [E.D. Nixon]
      http://tinyurl.com/3dxehc
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2008

      **Kids get first-hand view of segregation
      Sonnie Hereford IV was first black in state's white schools
      http://tinyurl.com/226kwt
      Huntsville Times 16 February 2008

      **Book traces sites along the road to freedom and civil rights [includes Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2eyxbv
      Kansas City Star 16 February 2008

      ** Alabama blacks find startling roots with DNA-fueled family tree searches
      High-tech analysis detects white ancestry
      http://tinyurl.com/yo47e9
      Birmingham News 16 February 2008

      **Descendants help mark Confederate anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2yaml3
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      February 18: http://tinyurl.com/2v8h3u
      February 17: http://tinyurl.com/33ozya
      February 16:  http://tinyurl.com/yotove
      Mobile Press-Register

      **200th birthday of Jeff Davis marked at birthplace of Confederacy
      http://tinyurl.com/2eorcc
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 February 2008

      **Photos needed for Alabama History promotion [deadline March 14]
      http://tinyurl.com/3btqou
      Madison Record 15 Februry 2008



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      **CULTURE
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      **Grammy may open more doors for songwriter [Chris Tompkins]
      http://tinyurl.com/ywut9m
      Florence Times-Daily 18 February 2008

      ** University of Mobile art show is reborn: Q&A with UM art instructor Phillip Counselman|
      http://tinyurl.com/2pj5mz
      Mobile Press-Register 17 February 2008

      **Profile of a publisher David Poindexter of MacAdam/Cage nurtures Gulf connection
      http://tinyurl.com/3xqtgh
      Mobile Press-Register 17 February 2008

      **Honeydripping Harmonies
      Alabama setting for Southern film of tunes, change
      http://tinyurl.com/38a7dz
      Decatur Daily 17 February 2008

      **Author Dorsey to return to old stomping grounds
      [AU graduate Tim Dorsey's latest novel is Atomic Lobster]
      http://tinyurl.com/2whwhn
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2008

      **Dove Award nominees have Alabama ties
      http://tinyurl.com/yvy5un
      Birmingham News 16 February 2008

      **Made in Alabama : 'Honeydripper' opens Friday
      http://tinyurl.com/ywt5tr
      Mobile Press-Register 14 February 2008

      **Moving story, sterling acting in 'Gee's Bend ' at Play House
      [Play by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder]
      http://tinyurl.com/299lzx
      ClevelandJewishNews.com 14 February 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Insurance executive Lee McGriff dies at 87
      http://tinyurl.com/3y4rj5
      Birmingham News 17 February 2008

      **UA retail expert [Morris] Mayer dies at 82
      http://tinyurl.com/ywrepo
      Tuscaloosa News 16 February 2008

      **Former [Autauga Co.] superintendent, coach Ed Riddle dies at 83
      http://tinyurl.com/2ec23q
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 February 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Shiloh Community Restoration Project
      http://www.shilohcommfound.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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      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@...

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