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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-3 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
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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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      DECEMBER 4:  ADVENTURES OF DOUGLAS BRAGG 

         Join us for a reading and book signing by Madison Jones, author of THE ADVENTURES OF DOUGLAS BRAGG DECEMBER 4 2:00 p.m.

      LOCATION:  The Special Collections and Archives Department, on the GROUND Floor, of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts , and the Auburn University Bookstore. Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call (334) 844-4946 or visit http://www.auburn.edu/cah

      ** Old Alabama Town crafters ready for Christmas Open House [Dec. 6; photos]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ch52t
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 December 2008

      **Group to dedicate grave markers for Confederates
      The Virginia Clay Clopton Chapter 1107 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold a grave marker dedication for two Confederate soldiers, John William Wall (block 11), a private in Company C, 50th Alabama Infantry, and Charles Harrison Cummings (block G), a sergeant in Company F, 41st Regiment Tennessee Infantry, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery. Also, a wreath will be placed at the grave of Virginia Clay Clopton in marking the chapter's 112th year. The chapter is being assisted by the Thomas H. Hobbs Camp 768, Sons of Confederate Veterans of Athens.”
      Huntsville Times 3 December 2008


      **Monday, December 8, 2008, A&E Network
      7-8pm -- Intervention - Intervention In-Depth: Meth Mountain

      A disturbing look at a community in northern Alabama called "Meth

      Mountain" because of the many people there who are hooked on

      methamphetamine. Some of the Meth Mountain residents we meet include

      Chuck, who may lose custody of his children because of his addiction;

      Boo, a long-time meth user who's 58 but looks more like 80; Shanta,

      who admits to using meth while she was pregnant; and Dr. Mary Holley,

      an obstetrician whose meth-addicted brother committed suicide and who

      is now on a mission to clean up Meth Mountain .
      http://AETV.com

      **Open house at Fitzgerald museum [Dec. 13]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ejn37
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 December 2008

      **Book-signing planned in Tuskegee [Dec. 14]
      [Linda Kenney Miller’s Beacon on the Hill is about Dr. John A. Kenney, Booker T. Washington’s personal physician]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ft8pk
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 December 2008

      **”
      Scott Stephens, chairman of the art department at the University of Montevallo , has an exhibition at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa . The show, "Reunion: Judy Major-Girardin and Scott Stephens," will feature recent work from Stephens' sabbatical, as well as a selection of recent and career work from Stephens and Major-Girardin, who shared their M.F.A. thesis exhibition at UA in 1983. The show will run through Dec. 14.”
      Birmingham News 2 December 2008


      ** Tuskegee to have birthday celebration for civil rights attorney [Fred Gray; Dec. 18]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ez76l
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2008

      **Dec 18, noon-1 pm, Architreats Food for Thought: “Devotion: The Life of Winnie Davis, Jefferson Davis’s Iconic Daughter” Julia Oliver [ Montgomery novelist], Alabama Department of Archives & History, Montgomery , http://www.archives.alabama.gov/



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      **HISTORY
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      **Fenells trace lineage back to 1648 French ancestor
      http://tinyurl.com/6glwuu
      Huntsville Times 3 December 2008

      **Some Birmingham City Council members object to renaming a street ‘Nina’s Way’ to honor former councilor Nina Miglionico
      http://tinyurl.com/6fm7j2
      Birmingham News 3 December 2008

      **WOCs give old train depot a deep cleaning
      http://tinyurl.com/6c79od
      Enterprise Ledger 2 December 2008

      **Towns celebrate history [in Year of Alabama small Towns & Downtowns in 2010]
      http://tinyurl.com/56e9y4
      Shelby County Reporter 2 December 2008

      **[ University of South Alabama ] Archives a history through photos
      http://tinyurl.com/6yrb8z
      Mobile Press-Register 2 December 2008

      **An idea blooms [ Hoover ’s Aldridge Gardens ]
      [Kay and Eddie Aldridge have written a history of the gardens, A Garden of Destiny]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ofdcy
      Birmingham News 2 December 2008

      **Students find life lessons in Rosa Park’s story
      http://tinyurl.com/5vl5sd
      Tuscaloosa News 2 December 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      December 3: http://tinyurl.com/6blqx7
      December 2: http://tinyurl.com/57b2nn
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Rosa Parks Day being celebrated in Columbus [ Ohio ]
      http://tinyurl.com/57qbk2
      Port Clinton [OH] News Herald 1 December 2008

      **
      1955 December 1- Rosa Parks, a seamstress, refuses to take a back seat on

                a Montgomery , Alabama bus.  Her refusal to move will

                result in her arrest and will begin a 382-day boycott

                of the bus system by African Americans and mark the

                beginning of the modern American Civil Rights movement.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **2008 Century & Heritage Farm Recipients
      http://tinyurl.com/55b8fr
      Alabama Farmers and Consumers Bulletin December 2008, p7

       

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      **CULTURE
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      **Miles theater program fills a void
      New major seen as boost for black community
      http://tinyurl.com/63moyf
      Birmingham News 2 December 2008

      **Education Briefs
      ”On a recent episode of the hit television game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," students of Wallace State Community College may have seen a familiar face vying for big money. Adam Pinson, an adjunct history instructor, made it to the $100,000 question on the show. “
      Birmingham News 2 December 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Birmingham-born Odetta dies at 77
      http://tinyurl.com/5upn2z
      Birmingham News blog 3 December 2008

      **Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77
      [She was born in Birmingham December 31, 1930]
      http://tinyurl.com/5cnkud
      New York Times 3 December 2008

      **Walter ‘Skip’ Wetjen, promoter of local sports and WWII vet, dies at 83
      http://tinyurl.com/5sfkzh
      Mobile Press-Register 2 December 2008

      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Alabama Cemeteries Project
      http://www.uscemeteryproj.com/alabama/alabamacemproj.htm

      **Soldiers of the Mississippi Territory , War of 1812
      http://home.bak.rr.com/simpsoncounty/war1812.htm




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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, History of Anesthesia Section 

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
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      Birmingham AL 35249-6810
      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
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