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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 24-29 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 29, 2008
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      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
      Alabama Highways and Byways    
      Friday, February 29, 2008 at 7:00PM Alabama Public Television
      This program examines the past, present and future of Alabama 's roads and highways. How were they built in the past? Why does it seem that many of them don't necessarily follow the most direct route to their destination? How are the conditions of the roads impacting safety? And, on a lighter note, what does it take to get a road named after someone?

      **Trumpeter to play at veteran museum [March 1]
      ATHENS — Trumpet player Jason Sanders will be the special guest Saturday at the Alabama Veterans Museum 's monthly coffee. Sanders, a member of the U.S. Army Band's Pershing's Own, played "Taps" at the funerals of former Presidents Reagan and Ford. The 1995 graduate of Tanner High School is assigned to the Tomb of the Unknown Solder. The free breakfast begins at 8. The museum is at 1500 Pryor St .
      Decatur Daily 28 February 2008

      **GEORGE WALLACE LECTURE MARCH 4 at Auburn University

      STAND UP FOR ALABAMA :  GOVERNOR GEORGE WALLACE

      A lecture by Jeff Frederick of the University of North Carolina - Pembroke

      DATE:  Tuesday, March 4 TIME:  3 p.m.

      LOCATION:  The Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library
      SPONSORED BY:  Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts , Auburn University History Department, and the A.U. Bookstore.

      ** New Stage continues focus on folk musicians [March 7]
      “The Gary Waldrep Band, from a tiny town in northeast Alabama near Boaz, is bringing its down-home, old-time music to the Shoals one week from today.”
      http://tinyurl.com/2tfw7z
      Florence Times-Daily 29 February 2008

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      **HISTORY

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      **1972 February 29: Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Collegeville renewal presents major challenge with poverty, blight, train tracks as hurdles
      [Neighborhood includes Bethel Baptist Church where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was pastor 1953-1961]
      http://tinyurl.com/3ckexm
      Birmingham News 28 February 2008

      **A piece of history returns home
      Civil war map drawn by Ohio soldier shows Decatur ’s fortifications, Confederate positions
      http://tinyurl.com/2yf45c
      Decatur Daily 28 February 2008

      ** Carver Museum marks anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/2a75mp
      Gadsden Times 28 February 2008

      **Ceremony honors [Gadsden State C.C.] Valley Street campus founder
      [Eugene Ned Prater founded Gadsden Vocational Trade School for blacks in 1960]
      http://tinyurl.com/yq8aec
      Gadsden Times 28 February 2008

      **Vets step back on WWII-era planes
      http://tinyurl.com/26y4qw
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2008

      **Sharecroppers' union set stage for civil rights movement
      http://tinyurl.com/24rxsa
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2008

      **State says Bryce property sale may happen soon
      UA still negotiating for adjacent land
      http://tinyurl.com/yuclrc
      Tuscaloosa News 28 February 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      February 29: http://tinyurl.com/2u27l9
      February 28: http://tinyurl.com/2rkags
      Mobile Press-Register

      **UM remembers black pioneers
      http://tinyurl.com/2r3dqx
      Shelby County Reporter 26 February 2008

      **NASA Dynamic Test Stand
      Marshall Space Flight Center , Alabama
      http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
      NASA History News & Notes V25 N1 February 2008 pp 17-20

      **Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) [Saturn V restoration]
      http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
      NASA History News & Notes V25 N1 February 2008 pp 9-10

      **From the Chief Historian
      [column is discussion of Explorer I program, including Von Braun’s role]
      http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
      NASA History News & Notes V25 N1 February 2008 pp 1, 3-5

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      **CULTURE

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      **Music memorializes tornado victims [in Enterprise ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3yjw79
      Tuscaloosa News 29 February 2008

      **Blind Boys of Alabama bring new audience back to school
      http://tinyurl.com/2vsna9
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 February 2008

      **Kids write, illustrate book about Shoals
      http://tinyurl.com/37er8c
      Florence Times-Daily 27 February 2008

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      **DEATHS

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      **Pioneering Birmingham , Alabama pastor Ruby Kile dies at 78
      http://tinyurl.com/32rbdf
      Birmingham News 29 February 2008

      ** Former County Commissioner Dan Wiley dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2k68fk
      Mobile Press-Register 29 February 2008

      **Well-known downtown Foley figure Ed dies
      Ed Zimmerman was crab-trap maker, Rotary fellow, devoted church member despite physical disability
      http://tinyurl.com/2w3ag8
      Mobile Press-Register 28 February 2008

      **Events honor Johnnie Carr's life
      http://tinyurl.com/yorxh2
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 February 2008

      **State's oldest veteran [Floyd Matthews] dies at 105
      http://tinyurl.com/27zszu
      Florence Times-Daily 26 February 2008

      **Johnnie Carr, 97, Is Dead; Was Active in Bus Boycott
      http://tinyurl.com/26bxpr
      New York Times 26 February 2008

      **Musician Singer Jerry Graff Dies at 87

      [Graff performed and arranged on Nat King Cole’s television program]
      http://tinyurl.com/ynwdr7
      Broadway World 24 February 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Susannah Felts, Birmingham author
      [New novel is This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record]
      http://www.susannahfelts.com/record/

      **Disaster on Morris Avenue
      In 1979, Hollywood came to Birmingham to film Ravagers, a post-apocalyptic tale with a star-studded cast that you’ve (rightfully) never heard of.
      http://tinyurl.com/yuh6b6
      Black & White #335 10 January 2008 p. 10, 13

      **Baker Knight [died in 2005]
      The late Birmingham songwriter wrote numerous hits as well as a brutally honest memoir.
      http://tinyurl.com/yug987
      Black & White #335 10 January 2008 p. 14

       

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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

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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

       

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