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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 22-28 Jan & 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 , Jan 28, 2009
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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

      **Biggin [Hall] opens ‘Drawing on Alabama ’ exhibit
      http://tinyurl.com/bbt8re
      Auburn Plainsman [AU 27 January 2009

      **[Local history and] Arts groups’ fundraisers top-notch entertainment [Jan. 29-31; Feb. 21]
      http://tinyurl.com/cq3339
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 January 2009

      **
      Local history talk to be held Friday in Orange Beach [Jan. 30]
      Robert S. Davis will discuss "Writing Biography, Family History and Local History," hosted by the Orange Beach Public Library. Those writing a family history, creating a family tree or interested in sharing local history are invited to attend. The talk will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Orange Beach Senior Activity Center . Davis appears courtesy of the Alabama Humanities Foundation Road Scholars Program. Admission is free. For more information on the Orange Beach Public Library, visit www.orangebeachlibrary.org or call 251-981-2923.
      Mobile Press-Register 27 January 2009

      **Museum [of Fine Arts] beginning Art Walk in February
      http://tinyurl.com/ckj2sj
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 January 2009

      **Robert McCammon will be a keynote speaker and will sign books at
      Alabama Bound on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The event will be held at
      the Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham , AL . The Alabama Bound
      website lists the participants but the actual schedule has not yet been posted.
      http://www.alabamab ound.org/
      [See also http://www.robertmc cammon.com/ ]

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      **HISTORY
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      ** Bessemer , Alabama hall of history renovations nearly finished
      http://tinyurl.com/as3dgu
      Birmingham News 28 January 2009

      **North Birmingham Elementary celebrates 100th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/bbcnya
      Birmingham News 28 January 2009

      ** Mobile County school board OKs $30.5M in cuts; delays Barton decision
      http://tinyurl.com/c4rhmz
      Mobile Press-Register blog 28 January 2009

      **Board members weigh cutting funds to refurbish Barton [Academy, built in 1830s as Alabama ’s first public school]
      http://tinyurl.com/czkt36
      Mobile Press-Register 27 January 2009

      **Gardening links [Harry & Pam Vice] family to past
      http://tinyurl.com/b98kqe
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 January 2009

      **
      1960 Jan. 28- [ Ala. native] Zora Neale Hurston joins the ancestors in Fort Pierce ,

                Florida at the age of 71. She had been a prominent figure

                during the Harlem Renaissance.

       

      1952 Jan. 27- Ralph Ellison's powerful novel "Invisible Man" wins the

                National Book Award. [Ellison attended Tuskegee .]

       

      1984 Jan. 27- [Bham native] Carl Lewis betters his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4

                inches when he sets a new, world, indoor-record with a long

                jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches in New York City .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      January 28: http://tinyurl.com/dggg52
      January 27: http://tinyurl.com/bp3luu
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Final 3 heritage markers unveiled in Mobile
      [African-American Heritage Trail has 40 sites]
      http://tinyurl.com/bc8799
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2009

      **Reviewing life 100 years ago [in Etowah Co.]
      http://tinyurl.com/c22ocg
      Gadsden Times 25 January 2009

      **A crying shame [closure of State Archives on Saturdays; editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/bo7lj6
      Anniston Star 22 January 2009

       

      **Review of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington

      [New biography by Robert J. Norrell]
      http://tinyurl.com/c6tlkx
      Wall Street Journal 22 January 2009

      **Paper tells of centennial celebration [Gadsden Times in the 1870s]
      http://tinyurl.com/aqfhs4

      Gadsden Times 18 January 2009



      ===========
      **CULTURE
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      **Think you had it rough? Try being a sharecropper’s son [like Doug Williams]
      http://tinyurl.com/djlmkp
      Mobile Press-Register 27 January 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Charles H. Schneer, Sci-Fi Film Producer, Dies at 88
      [Schneer produced 1959 biopic about Wernher von Braun, I Aim at the Stars]
      http://tinyurl.com/blwf45
      New York Times 27 January 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Railroad Picture Archives: Alabama [11,000+ photos]

      http://rrpicturearchives.net/locationList.aspx?Level=3&ID=AL,US

       

      **Professor's 'Dirty' Book (About Soils) Becomes Bestseller
      [David Elton's Soils Magic]
      http://www.auburn.edu/communications_marketing/commons/09winter.pdf
      Auburn [University] Commons Winter 2009

      **Johnny O’Neal [pianist inducted into Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998]
      http://www.johnnyoneal.org/index2.html

      **Alabamians on HGTV’s “That’s Clever”:
      http://www.hgtv.com/thats-clever/show/index.html

      Date

      Artist

      January 15

      Kristin Mathis

      January 23

      Kristen Farmer Hall

      January 26

      Joyce Vance

      January 27

      Charles Buchanan

      February 2

      David Hammock (Arab)

      February 6

      Cindy Cail ( West Blocton )

      February 9

      Amy Lucas McClure

      February 11

      Mike Hawkins

       


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      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      ** 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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