Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-27 Dec & Bonus Material
Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material
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.
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COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL
"The exhibit "Viola Liuzzo: An Exemplary Woman in Extraordinary Times," honoring the slain Civil Rights worker from Detroit will open 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen. On loan from the Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame, the exhibit chronicles the life of Liuzzo who was killed in Alabama in March 1965 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The opening includes a showing of the 2003 documentary Home of the Brave: The Defiant Spirit of Viola Liuzzo. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was among those in attendance at Liuzzo's funeral and the exhibit serves as a forerunner to this year's Southfield/Lathrup MLK Peace Walk, to be held Jan. 19.
Royal Oak [MI] Mirror 25 December 2008
**High-tech archaeology set for historic [Tuscumbia] landing
Florence Times-Daily 27 December 2008
**Prattville logo reflects city's history
Montgomery Advertiser 27 December 2008
Documentary photography in the 1930s [includes James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men]
Vewd 26 December 2008
**Seven on historic preservation panel [in Madison]
Huntsville Times 26 December 2008
**Willis Estates listed to Alabama Register [of Landmarks and Heritage]
Gadsden Times 26 December 2008
**Civil rights warrior
[Solomon] Seay blazes courtroom trail for black lawyers
[Tells his story in new book, "Jim Crow And Me: Stories from my life as a civil rights lawyer" from NewSouth Books]
Montgomery Advertiser 26 December 2008
**More big plans for Honor Flight
Huntsville Times 25 December 2008
**Fire destroys historic Tuscaloosa church
Beautiful Zion AME was founded in the 1870s
Tuscaloosa News 25 December 2008
**1956 December 26- African Americans in Birmingham, Alabama begin mass defiance of
Jim Crow bus laws.
1956 December 25- The home of Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a Birmingham,
Alabama protest leader, is destroyed by a dynamite bomb.
FROM: Today in Black History
**2008 December 25: Singer/author Jimmy Buffett is 62.
**Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
December 27: http://tinyurl.com/7uqq52
December 26: http://tinyurl.com/73mst7
December 25: http://tinyurl.com/95hy9n
**Foley Middle to make documentary
School one of 10 nationwide and only facility in Alabama chosen to participate in John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center program
Mobile Press-Register 26 December 2008
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**Alabama History Community Calendar
**THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
**Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
**Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
**Alabama History Resources on the Internet
**Project to Document the Birmingham District
[Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
**activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
**activeculture.info History Events
**activeculture.info Literature Events
**alabamahistory related links
alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
Director, History of Anesthesia Section
Department of Anesthesiology Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810
(205) 975-5963 [fax]