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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-7 March & 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 , Mar 7, 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

      **Cobb to sign copies of book Friday at Lowndes County Interpretive Center [March 7]

      [Charles Cobb’s book is about U.S. civil rights sites, including Alabama ]

      http://tinyurl.com/2c2bbh
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 March 2008

      **”The Half Life Of Love [March 8]

      Our first inclination is to describe Barbara Wiedemann as a local poet, but that is not exactly true. She was born in New Jersey , educated in New York and Florida , has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome , and spends a good part of each year camping in the national forests out west. But she spends most of the academic year right here in Montgomery , where she is a professor of English at AUM. The influence of her western travels is especially prevalent in her new book of poems, The Half Life of Love, and so is a certain melancholy and longing which is suggested by the title of this collection, just published by Finishing Line Press. We're happy to have Barbara HERE AT THE STORE THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 8, FROM 2-4 PM, reading her poems and meeting you. If you already know Barbara, as many of you do,we know you'll want to stop by. And if you just like poetry, you'll want to come meet Barbara, too. The collection is a chapbook, $14 paperback.”

      Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch
      Capitol Book & News Company
      1140 E. Fairview Avenue
      Montgomery , AL 36106
      Voice 334.265.1473
      www.capitolbook.com

      **LIBRARY LECTURE:  RAILROADS AND AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGION MARCH 10

      "CHASING FREEDOM:  RAILROADS, TRAIN TRAVEL, AND THE REMAKING OF AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGION, 1860-1920"

      John Giggie, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama; author of AFTER REDEMPTION:  JIM CROW AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGION IN THE DELTA, 1875-1915, published by Oxford University Press

      WHEN:  Monday, March 10 at 3 p.m.

      WHERE:  Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library

      Copies of Dr. Giggie*s book will be available for purchase and signing after his presentation.  A reception will follow the program.

      SPONSORED BY:  A.U. Department of History, A.U. Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts , and the A.U. Bookstore.  For more information, call 844-4946.

      **Dolores Hydock to tell tales in Montevallo [March 17]
      Come have a cup of coffee and listen to the wonderful stories of the folks on Chandler Mountain . On Monday, March 17 at 10 a.m. at the Montevallo's Senior Center , the noted storyteller/actress Dolores Hydock will present the program, Footprint on the Sky: Memories of a Chandler Mountain Spring. The public is invited and there is no charge.”
      http://tinyurl.com/ytveln
      Shelby County Reporter 6 March 2008

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Rosa Parks inducted into Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

      http://tinyurl.com/3cz3e5
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 March 2008

      **Nat 'King' Cole's legacy lives on

      http://tinyurl.com/2s6fu6
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 March 2008

      **1965 March 7- John Lewis leads a group of civil rights marchers across the

      Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma , Alabama , where they are

      attacked by Alabama state troopers and sheriff's deputies with

      tear gas and billy clubs.  This violent confrontation will be

      known as "Bloody Sunday," and will spark the historic Selma-

      to-Montgomery voting rights march led by Martin Luther King Jr.

       

      1942 March 7- The first five cadets graduate from the Tuskegee Flying School :

      Captain Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. and Second Lieutenants Mac

      Ross, Charles DeBow, L.R. Curtis, and George S. Roberts. They will become part of the famous 99th Pursuit Squadron.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Unmarked grave believed to be located, workers say
      [Possibly of slave or transient in D’Olive Cemetery at Village Point Preserve Park ]
      http://tinyurl.com/3a7n75
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 6 March 2008

      **Aunt's family receives real blast from the past
      [35-60 year-old military mortar round]
      http://tinyurl.com/3crfzc
      Huntsville Times 6 March 2008

      ** Altoona to celebrate centennial
      http://tinyurl.com/ynuzwf
      Gadsden Times 6 March 2008

      **Tuskegee looks to past for tourism future
      http://tinyurl.com/yraygx
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 March 2008

      **Heritage Trail spawned for tourism
      http://tinyurl.com/2pgb6r
      Demopolis Times 6 March 2008

      **Historic find
      New-found photo could be the first of Keller and Sullivan together
      http://tinyurl.com/2l6amq
      Florence Times-Daily 6 March 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      March 7: http://tinyurl.com/ywhyu6
      March 6: http://tinyurl.com/348qlp
      Mobile Press-Register

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Students participate in panel discussion on ‘Mockingbird’
      http://tinyurl.com/yrcsqp
      Gadsden Times 7 March 2008

      **A friend indeed: Donnie Fritts brings Billy Bob Thornton to George Lindsey film festival
      http://tinyurl.com/2ggr8z
      Birmingham News 7 March 2008

      **Retired art teacher [and artist Jean Schulman] recognized
      http://tinyurl.com/yuzo59
      Florence Times-Daily 7 March 2008

      **Soprano answers call of Metropolitan Opera [Susanna Phillips of Huntsville ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2q6kkd
      Huntsville Times 6 March 2008

      **Recording artist Ashton Shepherd performs close to home
      http://tinyurl.com/2mqujk
      Mobile Press-Register 6 March 2008

      **Metal bookmarks give Fairhope man [Jason Milam] outlet for creativity
      http://tinyurl.com/2t99lh
      Mobile Press-Register 6 March 2008

      **Former ASFA dance student goes to the top
      Former students at Birmingham 's Alabama School of Fine Arts might recognize the star of the hip-hop dance drama "Step Up 2 the Streets."
      It's Robert Hoffman, who grew up in Madison and studied dance at ASFA for two years from 1995 to 1997. “
      http://tinyurl.com/2kv4wu
      Birmingham News 6 March 2008

      **Hip-hop dance group says choreography not like the movies
      [Choreographer/dancer Winston Strickland grew up in Birmingham ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2kb3xj
      Birmingham News 6 March 2008

      ** Birmingham artist Carolyn Goldsmith featured in abstract show
      http://tinyurl.com/2nv2p4
      Birmingham News 6 March 2008

       

      **Billy Bob Bash
      Actor reunites with local musician for concert
      http://tinyurl.com/378fpt
      Florence Times-Daily 6 March 2008

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Rev. James Edward Orange fought for civil rights, justice, not fame
      [John Archibald column]
      http://blog.al.com/archiblog/
      Birmingham News 6 March 2007

       

      **Obituary: Martha Selene Smith Wynne [ Alabama author]
      http://tinyurl.com/3xvkcl
      Birmingham News 5 March 2008

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Cultural resource second to none

      Redstone wins Army award for environmental efforts

      [Arsenal has over 900 archaeological sites, 47 cemeteries, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zuk4d
      Redstone Rocket 27 February 2008

       

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Atkins, Ace. Wicked City. Putnam, April 2008
      [AU graduate Atkins’ new novel is based on events in Phenix City in the 1950s]

      Reviewed in Library Journal 133(1): 77, January 2008
      “Q&A Ace Atkins” Library Journal 133(1): 78, January 2008
      Reviewed in Publishers Weekly February 11, 2008, p 52

       

      Bridge, Andrew. Hope’s Boy. Hyperion, 2008
      [Bridge’s memoir of his work in the foster care system includes time in Eufaula]
      http://www.bookpage.com/0802bp/nonfiction/hopes_boy.html
      BookPage February 2008

       

      Feldman, Ellen, Scottsboro: A Novel. W.W. Norton, April 2008

       

      Jackson, Joshilyn. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming. Grand Central, March 2008

      [novelist Jackson has Alabama connections]

      Reviewed in Library Journal 132(19): 50, November 15, 2007

      See also
      “Everyday Ghosts: Joshilyn Jackson’s gothics are thrilling readers”
      Publishers Weekly profile in a recent issue

       

      Phillips, Gin. The Well and the Mine. Hawthorne , March 2008

      [ Montgomery native Phillips now lives in Birmingham ]

       

       

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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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