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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 5-9 Feb & 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 , Feb 9, 2009
      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


      ================

      **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

      **March 1-31, 2009, The Southern Literary Trail
      http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/

      **March 13-14, 2009, Writing Today, Birmingham-Southern College
      http://www.bsc.edu/events/writing-today/index.htm

      **March 28, 2009, Alabama Bound, Birmingham Public Library
      http://www.alabamabound.org/


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Alabama Christian Harmony singing school aims to keep seven-shape-note style alive
      http://tinyurl.com/c54t9p
      Birmingham News 9 February 2009

      **Mobile resident [Meldon Hurlbert] remembers at 87 his life as soldier in World War II
      http://tinyurl.com/ctcz76
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2009

      **Service marks [15th] anniversary of 24-hour chapel
      http://tinyurl.com/c57ur3
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 February 2009

      **Book shines spotlight on forgotten civil rights figure [Claudette Colvin]
      http://tinyurl.com/blvsqv
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 February 2009

      **Schoolgirl’s [Claudette Colvin] bus defiance set stage for Rosa Parks
      http://tinyurl.com/bbbr2m
      Tuscaloosa News 8 February 2009

      **100 years of advancement [local NAACP]
      http://tinyurl.com/bzhkpp
      Huntsville Times 8 February 2009

      **Cemetery tales remain [in Gadsden ]
      http://tinyurl.com/cb47ms
      Gadsden Times 8 February 2009

      **Shoal Heritage
      Reynolds played part in space program
      http://tinyurl.com/cd9bng
      Florence Times-Daily 8 February 2009

      **[ Alabama ] Historical commission to reimburse city [of Sheffield ] grant
      http://tinyurl.com/awl6ql
      Florence Times-Daily 8 February 2009

      **3 Mobile County graveyard added to Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
      http://tinyurl.com/d3qehb
      Mobile Press-Register blog 7 February 2009

      **[Bobby] Bright sponsors Chattahoochee [Historic] Trace bill
      http://tinyurl.com/bwm7ko
      Eufaula Tribune 7 February 2009

      **Yesterday's News [ in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      February 9: http://tinyurl.com/dlgs24
      February 8: http://tinyurl.com/cucobr 
      February 7: http://tinyurl.com/ble59o
      Mobile Press-Register

      **2009 February 7: UA graduate, author Gay Talese turns 77.


      **The Resurrection of Booker T. Washington
      [Review of Robert J. Norrell’s new biography, Up from History]
      http://tinyurl.com/bj5ue5
      Forbes.com 6 February 2009

      **Historic links raise barrier to land sale [in Northport]
      [Creeks and Choctaws fought a battle there in 1840s; Native Americans are buried there]
      http://tinyurl.com/cqcjhu
      Tuscaloosa News 6 February 2009

      **
      1950 Feb. 6- Natalie Cole is born to Nat "King" and Maria Cole.  She will

                follow in her famous father's footsteps and become a recording

                star.  She will become a Grammy Award-winning singer, and Best

                New Artist in 1975.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

       
      **[
      Jones] Cemetery development raises concerns
      http://tinyurl.com/byvmzy
      Troy Messenger 5 February 2009

      **b. 02-05-1934 - Hank Aaron - Mobile , AL
      baseball legend: "Baseball: An Action History"; "Tops In Sports"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #28
      http://lists.oldradio.net/



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      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **Blind Boys of Alabama take home Grammy Award
      http://tinyurl.com/dxzsdc
      Gadsden Times 9 February 2009

      **[Mobile] Museum of Art gets $500k gift from Hearin-Chandler Foundation
      http://tinyurl.com/alrlzj
      Moble Press-Register 8 February 2009

      **Film industry take breaks may get go-ahead [in Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/avfuxu
      Gadsden Times 8 February 2009

      **[AU grad, novelist Tim] Dorsey crafts insane plot in 'Nuclear Jellyfish'
      http://tinyurl.com/ckjhgw
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 February 2009

      **Book paints lively portrait of artist [Clark Walker]
      http://tinyurl.com/agtuzd
      Montgomery Advertiser 8 February 2009

      **
      Tiny Ga. town [Crawfordville] enjoys double life on silver screen
      [Sweet Home Alabama was filmed there.]
      http://tinyurl.com/dzbjpu
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6 February 2009



      ===========
      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Retired educator Bernice Causey dies at age 95
      http://tinyurl.com/ahvzgo
      Mobile Press-Register 7 February 2009


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

      **[no entries this issue]


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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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