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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 16-18 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 18, 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


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      **COMING/ONGOING EVENTS

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      ** Sisters Of Selma: Bearing Witness For Change
      Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.
      Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.   Alabama Public Television

      This program is an unabashedly spiritual take on the Selma , Alabama , voting rights marches of 1965 from some of its unsung foot soldiers - Catholic nuns. Following the violence of Bloody Sunday, sisters from around the country answered Dr. Martin Luther King's call to join the protests in Selma . Never before in American history had avowed Catholic women made so public a political statement. Risking personal safety to bring change, the sisters found themselves being changed in turn - and they tell viewers how.

      **Art Show to run through Friday [Feb. 20]
      [Andrew] Anderson , [willy Jackson ] Davis works on display at Athens State
      http://tinyurl.com/aq9q23
      Huntsville Times 18 February 2009

      **’Pieces of History’ quilt show opens at Pioneer Museum of Alabama [thru March 31]
      http://tinyurl.com/chnuag
      Troy Messenger 16 February 2009

      ** Gadsden selected as site for 2010 Alabama Museums Association annual conference
      http://tinyurl.com/a9o77j
      Gadsden Messenger 17 February 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Property could be labeled historic [and added to College Park Historic District]
      http://tinyurl.com/dxhytg
      Tuscaloosa News 18 February 2009

      **Booklet offers sketches of life in the Old South
      Octavia Fletcher Frazier [of Madison ] tells how some Old South plantation owners provided for their slaves in her biographical booklet, "Dr. Richard Matthew Fletcher, 1830-1906, A Sketch of His Life and Works."
      http://tinyurl.com/d25quw
      Huntsville Times 18 February 2009

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      1861 Feb. 18: C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis is inaugurated at Montgomery , AL .
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...


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      1941 Feb. 17- Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by knocking out Gus Dorazio.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame selects Coretta Scott King
      http://tinyurl.com/c834zv
      Tuscaloosa News 17 February 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      February 18: http://tinyurl.com/akq3kt
      February 17: http://tinyurl.com/cxp7q6
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Alabama Bookstore to be historic landmark [at current location since 1942]
      http://tinyurl.com/dyeog8
      WVUA-TV [ Tuscaloosa ] 16 February 2009

      **Civil Rights Cities: Montgomery , Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/anoes9
      findingDulcinea [NYC] 16 February 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Arts Council set to spruce up City Hall interior
      http://tinyurl.com/cqbv7l
      Huntsville Times 18 February 2009

      **’Princess’ author [Mobile native Yuvonne Brazier] gives book to library
      http://tinyurl.com/bfvxqp
      Huntsville Times 18 February 2009

      **Lipstick magazine publishes last issue [first published in Birmingham in Nov. 2007]
      http://tinyurl.com/cfhzvf
      Birmingham News blog 17 February 2009

      **Fairhope’s Latest Writer-in-Residence Meets the Booksellers
      http://tinyurl.com/c9wzen
      MediaBistro’s GalleyCat 17 February 2009

      **Youth Ballet Guild strives to draw support for arts
      http://tinyurl.com/atbmv5
      Shelby County Reporter 17 February 2009

      **Award-winning author to appear at library [ Alabama ’s Watt Key, Feb. 17]
      http://tinyurl.com/b5wfa3
      Gadsden Times 17 February 2009


      **Band director [at Gadsden Middle School , Brian] Bankston helps students learn artistic language
      http://tinyurl.com/c5cpou
      Gadsden Times 17 February 2009

      **Family’s story brings “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Montgomery
      http://tinyurl.com/aogt2r
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 February 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Konrad] Dannenberg a true space ambassador
      http://tinyurl.com/cm79k6
      Huntsville Times 17 February 2009

      **Moon rocket scientist Konrad Dannenberg of Huntsville dead at 96

      http://tinyurl.com/azdapw
      Birmingham News blog 17 February 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Reviving Rosedale [ Birmingham neighborhood]
      [Six-minute documentary by Liz Reed and Dominic Johnson]
      http://www.lizreed.com/rosedale.html

      **Obituary Index: Birmingham Area Newspapers
      [This Birmingham Public Library project has begun adding obits from the Shelby Co. Reporter]
      http://bpldb.bplonline.org/db/obituaries

      **Alabama Museums Association
      http://alabamamuseums.org/

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Stovall, Jim. Kill the Quarterback. Greyhound Press, 2008 [see http://www.jprof.com/ ]
      [First novel by author, journalism professor who once taught at UA]

       

      **African Americans Seen Through the Eyes of the Newsreel Cameraman
      URL:
      http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/collections/flmovietone.html
      Description:
      This small digital collection features newsreels of African Americans selected from the period of 1919 to 1963 when "Fox News and Fox Movietone News camera crews covered the people and events of the country and, indeed, the world." Some of the clips include the 3rd Anniversary of Tuskegee Army Airfield, Josephine Baker in the Netherlands , and Jack Johnson's Jazz Band. From University Libraries, University of South Carolina .



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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@...
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