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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 18-22 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 22, 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

      **Southern View With Leslie Bailey
      Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1:00PM Alabama Public Television
      This week Southern View travels to Dothan, Alabama for a visit to the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum and a walk down the world's smallest city block. We'll turn back the hands of time a hundred years and experience living history at the Spring Farm Day at Landmark Park and much more. Plus, Leslie will have a yummylicious recipe featuring peanuts, of course!

      **Joe Louis: America's Hero ... Betrayed [review of HBO production, begins airing Feb. 23]
      Line: Exceptional, definitive and greatly detailed.
      http://tinyurl.com/2cu8pq
      Hollywood Reporter 22 February 2008

      **
      Food to be focus of historical society meeting
      "
      Food and Southern Culture" will be the topic discussed when the Clarke County Historical Society meets at Grove Hill Town Hall Sunday, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m. Folklorist and archivist Susan Thomas will offer her thoughts on the relationship between Southerners and their food traditions.
      South Alabamian 21 February 2008


      **Hear poetry readings by Montevallo women [February 28]
      [Parnell Memorial Library, 7pm]
      Birmingham News 20 February 2008 p4SC


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      **HISTORY
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      **Legislature names state highway for [songwriter] Curly Putman
      http://tinyurl.com/2gdz9d
      Huntsville Times 22 February 2008

      **Birmingham bassist Cleve Eaton plays his way into Alabama Music Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/2za9s4
      Birmingham News 22 February 2008

      **Donnie Fritts among [Alabama] music hall inductees
      http://tinyurl.com/23ww7r
      Florence Times-Daily 22 February 2008

      **Developer considers renewal plan beyond Birmingham's A.G. Gaston Motel site
      Executive eyes shops, other area renewal
      http://tinyurl.com/2yazee
      Birmingham News 21 February 2008

      **Montgomery
      man [Thomas Gray] recalls civil rights movement
       
      http://tinyurl.com/3buu4d
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2008


      **Magazine touts Black Belt region [Alabama Black Belt Nature & Heritage Trail]
      http://tinyurl.com/2lfaml
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2008

      **1940 February 21- John Lewis is born in Troy, Alabama.  He will become founder
      and
      chairman of SNCC, organizer of the Selma-to-Montgomery
      March in 1965, executive  director of the Voter Education
      Project, and congressman from Georgia's 5th District. 
      Lewis'
      power
      will continue to be felt when he is named Democratic
      deputy whip by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley in 1991.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 22:
      http://tinyurl.com/yr6eup 

      February 21: http://tinyurl.com/2ucbpb
      Mobile Press-Register

      **
      Auto Museums in the Deep South [includes 3 in Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/2jtd6m
      New York Times 20 February 2008

      **State releases guide to tourism attractions in Black Belt
      http://tinyurl.com/2458tb
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 February 2008


      **
      Locations included in booklet of Black Belt tourist attractions
      http://tinyurl.com/259ewt
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 February 2008

      **HBO will look at life, legend of Joe Louis
      http://tinyurl.com/2gzt3n
      Oxford [OH] Press 19 February 2008

      **Residents, official discuss future of Valley mills during workshop
      http://tinyurl.com/2aufv3
      Opelika-Auburn News 19 February 2008

      **The Parliament House Checks Out
      "The Parliament House hotel is history. Literally. It was built with
      fanfare in the 1960s, financed partly by actress Doris Day, patronized
      by President Richard Nixon, Governor George Wallace and Coach Bear
      Bryant. But it was a place that never seemed to take off for everyone
      else. Different owners tried different things. WBHM's Steve Chiotakis
      remembers the hotel, his family's part in it and an early morning
      wake-up call to watch it come to an end."
      WBHM-FM 18 February 2008
      http://wbhm.org/News/Parliament_House.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **
      Ancient art requires great deal of sweat, time, skill
      The sword doctor: Dr. Jesus Hernandez of Huntsville is known worldwide for his hobby.”
      http://tinyurl.com/3cmgkz
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2008


      **Songwriter Curly Putnam being honored by Alabama Legislature
      http://tinyurl.com/2tzf3o
      Tuscaloosa News 20 February 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Harris, Earle G. [Ala. author; obituary]
      [His books are not mentioned; Amazon links:
      http://tinyurl.com/3xg3hk and http://tinyurl.com/3awjo3 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2wvm22
      Elk Valley [Fayetteville TN] Times 20 February 2008

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Other Alabama history groups at Yahoo
      http://groups.yahoo.com/

      alabamaredrovers
      This group, Capt. Shackelford's Co. of Alabama Red Rovers, is a
      progressive living history group dedicated to portray a truly authentic
      impression of the Alabama Red Rovers. The Alabama Red Rovers was a
      volunteer military company that aided the Texans in their War for
      Independence. This group is created to serve as a forum for historians
      interested in portray the Red Rovers impression of other volunteer
      military units of the Texas Revolution. The Red Rovers was probably one
      of the best equipped and trained companies in the War for Independence.

      al_creeks
      This group is going to be dedicated to the history of the Creek Indians
      prior to their removal from their native lands of Alabama starting in
      1832. All topics related to the Creeks are welcome not only history but
      discussion of their spitirual beliefs, geneology, and topics related to
      the Creeks who were left behind in Alabama after the forced removal.

      FortMimsRemembered
      This group is composed of people who are interested in helping to
      promote the reenactment of the Fort Mims Massacre at the end of each
      August. We are dedicated to promoting the knowledge of this greatest of
      all American tragedies. By reenacting the bloody drama that took place
      on the actual site of the fort, we educate and bring to the attention of
      the general public the history which lies hidden in the forests of
      Baldwin County, Alabama.

      fort_toulouse
      A list for members and friends of the French 1750s Living History
      program at Fort Toulouse, Wetumpka, Alabama.



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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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