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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 22-27 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 27, 2008
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      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

      **The Friends of the General Joe Wheeler Foundation will meet Saturday [March 1] at 2 p.m. at Wheeler Chapel Church , 11725 Alabama 20, near Pond Spring (the Wheeler Home) in Hillsboro . Topics will include progress at the home, funding and an upcoming cleanup day. The public is invited. For more information, call Ray Coffey at 637-2931, or Leland Free at 974-0909.
      Decatur Daily 27 February 2008

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      ALABAMA RIVER FESTIVAL [March 6-8]
      Native American village life central to celebration
      http://tinyurl.com/2qwluo
      Mobile Press-Register 26 February 2008

       

       

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      **HISTORY
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      **Harvey H. Jackson: History 'splains it all
      http://tinyurl.com/39jbq3
      Anniston Star 27 February 2008

      **Redstone [Arsenal] Preserves Local History
      http://tinyurl.com/36zj9g
      U.S. Army Environmental Command Press Release 26 February 2008

      **Space historian, author will speak on von Braun [spoke Feb. 26]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vsjqt
      Huntsville Times 26 February 2008


      **Baptists book
      “James Fallin Jr.’s  "Uplifting the People," his history of black Baptists in Alabama ”
      http://tinyurl.com/2j3a9s
      Tuscaloosa News “Way Out West” blog 26 February 2008

      ** Athens group hope to preserve history of Trinity School , fort
      [ Trinity School , “The Fort”, was Limestone Co.’s school for blacks until 1970]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qz3e8
      Decatur Daily 26 February 2008

      **1985 February 26- At the 27th Grammy Awards, Best Album of the Year for “Can’t
      Slow Down,” is presented to Lionel Richie.

      1965 February 26- During civil rights demonstrations in Selma , Alabama , that were

      designed to get the attention of the Johnson administration in

      Washington, DC, police violence erupts against the marchers.

      In an effort to protect his mother from a beating, 26 year old

      Jimmie Lee Jackson strikes a police officer.  He will join the

      ancestors after being shot and killed.  Civil rights activists,

      outraged by his death, will plan a march from the Edmund

      Pettus Bridge in Selma to Montgomery .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Family preserves veteran’s memory at Powell’s Chapel
      [Army Korean War veteran Cpl. David Powell]
      http://tinyurl.com/2s6bpv
      Decatur Daily 25 February 2008

      ** Madison County 's heritage priceless
      [Madison County H.S. turns 100 in 2008]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rct7q
      Huntsville Times 25 February 2008

      **Historic status could mean tax breaks
      Incentives for owners of old Foley commercial buildings to be discussed Tuesday
      http://tinyurl.com/38kgwo
      Mobile Press-Register 25 February 2008

      **[Helen] Keller inspires sculptor's work
      http://tinyurl.com/2we4vk
      Florence Times-Daily 24 February 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 27: http://tinyurl.com/ywmzge
      February 26: http://tinyurl.com/37u79f
      February 25: http://tinyurl.com/34hwa5
      February 24: http://tinyurl.com/3brn25
      February 23: http://tinyurl.com/2uj6kq
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[Donnie] Fritts inducted into [Alabama Music] hall of fame
      Muscle Shoals native Boyd Bennett also among music hall inductees
      http://tinyurl.com/2nla3c
      Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2008

      **Donnie Fritts among [ Alabama ] music hall inductees
      http://tinyurl.com/2npsz7
      Florence Times-Daily 22 February 2008

      **Old DU warehouse home to mountains of [old] film equipment
      http://tinyurl.com/3y67ac
      Decatur Daily 22 February 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Kids write, illustrate book about Shoals
      http://tinyurl.com/3axqyv
      Florence Times-Daily 27 February 2008

      **Local author [Darren Butler] aids students with writing
      http://tinyurl.com/2n5sev
      Decatur Daily 26 February 2008

      **TIES TO HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE
      Carter Martin [retired UAH professor] coming home to sign his book
      http://tinyurl.com/2nqtda
      Charlotte [NC] Observer 24 February 2008

      ** Alabama designer [and author Natalie Chanin] teaching her techniques
      http://tinyurl.com/yrb7ru
      Birmingham News 23 February 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      ** Mobile 's last steam engineer, J.R. Phillips, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2w62sy
      Mobile Press-Register 26 February 2008

      **Local teacher, choral director [Dwight Winston] dies at 48
      http://tinyurl.com/34jcs5
      Florence Times-Daily 26 February 2008

      **Johnnie Carr: 1911-2008
      Rights icon 'a fighter to the end'
      http://tinyurl.com/32x7o3
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 February 2008

      **[Johnnie] Carr an inspiration to many leaders
      http://tinyurl.com/3cfjac
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 February 2008

      **Johnnie Carr: In her own words
      http://tinyurl.com/2nb77l
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 February 2008

      **Civil rights leader [Johnnie] Carr dies at 97
      http://tinyurl.com/2q62kf
      Tuscaloosa News 24 February 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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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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      Alabama History & Culture in the News
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      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

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      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]
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