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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 26 Nov-1 Dec & 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 , Dec 1, 2008
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      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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. 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/ONGOING 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


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      **HISTORY
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      **Builder [Trey Littlepage] gives 1880s home on Old Shell a new look
      http://tinyurl.com/6d6f5q
      Mobile Press-Register 1 December 2008

      **Relics from Birmingham steel history gather dust in Bessemer
      Ex-iron worker [Bobby Clayton] save memorabilia, but hopes for museum
      http://tinyurl.com/6l4rzr
      Birmingham News 1 December 2008

      **1955 December 1: African-American Civil Rights Movement: Seamstress Rosa Parks was arrested for violating the racial segregation laws of Montgomery , Alabama , after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, precipitating the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks
      Wikipedia

      **[Chef, business owner, author Frank] Stitt celebrates 20th anniversary with customers and fans
      http://tinyurl.com/5al5ty
      Birmingham News 1 December 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      December 1: http://tinyurl.com/5b3y8b
      November 30: http://tinyurl.com/57nq9y
      November 29: http://tinyurl.com/5m2gxq
      November 28: http://tinyurl.com/6ybawb
      November 27: http://tinyurl.com/6c8ghc
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[Daphne’s Old Methodist] Church museum seeks curator
      Aging volunteers ask city to hire staffer to replace them
      http://tinyurl.com/582lel
      Mobile Press-Register 30 November 2008

      **Baldwin [County] oral history on DVD
      http://tinyurl.com/59hxnh
      Mobile Press-Register 30 November 2008

      **North Courtland brothers [Ronald and Thomas Jones] help town, recall boyhood
      http://tinyurl.com/6yopb4
      Tuscaloosa News 30 November 2008

      **Veterans cemetery [in Montevallo] breaks ground
      http://tinyurl.com/6z9pjq
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 November 2008

      **
      1962 November 30- Bo Jackson is born in Bessemer , Alabama .  The 1985 Heisman

                Trophy winner will be one of the few professional athletes

                to play in two sports - football and baseball.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Fans ready to take [Sam] Phillips stamp pleas to Congress
      http://tinyurl.com/5v9maq
      Florence Times-Daily 29 November 2008

      **Need to preserve grand, old building [ Bryce Hospital ; letter]
      http://tinyurl.com/6pe5h4
      Birmingham News 29 November 2008

      **Old Foley school to be moved
      Original classroom building, constructed in 1908, to be relocated to avoid demolition
      http://tinyurl.com/6pm4qk
      Mobile Press-Register 28 November 2008

      **AHSAA names nine former athletes to Hall of Fame [including Tom Danner]
      http://tinyurl.com/5l4fga
      Tuscaloosa News 26 November 2008

      **Mystery of overgrown cemetery off Hughes Road [in Madison ] is partially explained
      http://tinyurl.com/5b2qo3
      Huntsville Times 26 November 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **From politics to movies, man still making name [James Chambliss]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ea4gm
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2008

      ** Athens native [Andy Nelson] serves Southern barbecue to his Northern fans
      http://tinyurl.com/5hmrhf
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 November 2008

      **Award-winning film has strong Selma ties
      [When I Find the Ocean written, directed and produced by Tonya Holly]
      http://tinyurl.com/6kb88z
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 November 2008

      **Film [Blood Thinner] puts spotlight on industry, or lack thereof, in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/5a47dx
      Florence Times-Daily 29 November 2008

      **Gee’s Bend Quilt Trail begins today
      http://tinyurl.com/6jha6d
      Mobile Press-Register 29 November 2008

      **Local Native American [Cynthia Zavala] shares heritage
      http://tinyurl.com/6xsxlg
      Gadsden Messenger 29 November 2008

      **Gospel group plans reunion
      Fresh Anointing to have free concert Sunday
      http://tinyurl.com/6k9odv
      Andalusia Star-News 27 November 2008

      **Despair of New Orleans comes through in ‘Alabama Slim’s’ music [Vance native Milton Frazier]
      http://tinyurl.com/65ufd2
      Huntsville Times 27 November 2008

      ** Talladega joins state recognition of small towns
      http://tinyurl.com/5bt8qo
      Talladega Daily Home 26 November 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **’Miracle Worker’ author dies at 94 [playwright and novelist William Gibson]
      http://tinyurl.com/5m6f6h
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2008

      **Von Braun team member [Wilhelm] Raithel dies
      http://tinyurl.com/5r5v4v
      Huntsville Times 29 November 2008

      **Former Public Health leader [Forest Edward] Ludden dies
      http://tinyurl.com/5zxazk
      Montgomery Advertiser 29 November 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no items this issue]


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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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      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, History of Anesthesia Section 

      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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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