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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-23 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 2 , Feb 23, 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.


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      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

      **Sacred harp music to be topic of lecture [Feb. 24]
      [“Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons” by Francis Robb]
      http://tinyurl.com/akog6g
      Mobile Press-Register 23 February 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Local music industry documentary on tap
      http://tinyurl.com/b677uv
      Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
      http://tinyurl.com/d5kvwn
      Tuscaloosa News 23 February 2009

      **Few from Von Braun team left to tell moon race story
      http://tinyurl.com/bgo9p7
      Huntsville Times 22 February 2009

      **[Baldwin Co.] Heritage Musem damaged by water
      http://tinyurl.com/d3vf2s
      Mobile Press-Register 22 February 2009

      **A century of banking service [First State Bank of Altoona ]
      http://tinyurl.com/badpq7
      Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

      **Emma Sansom inspires author [Tim St. John's novel, Emma Points the Way]
      http://tinyurl.com/d97tu4
      Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

      **Books: ‘Up from History: Booker T. Washington’
      [Review of new biography by Robert J. Norrell]
      http://tinyurl.com/ckq94l
      Washington Times 22 February 2009

      **Shoals Heritage
      Local NAACP makes history [100 years old]
      http://tinyurl.com/d243oe
      Florence Times-Daily 22 February 2009

      **Dollarhide [hunting club] has endured for more than 100 years
      http://tinyurl.com/cru48b
      Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

      **Avery recalls March on Washington while there for inaugural
      [Robert Avery is a Gadsden City Council member.]
      http://tinyurl.com/d9anx5
      Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

      **Safeguarding black history
      Greensboro museum chronicles the struggle to gain the right to vote
      http://tinyurl.com/ar3blk
      Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

      **History to preserve?
      [Site in Northport of early 1800s battle between Creek and Choctaw Indians]
      http://tinyurl.com/ajmwho
      Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

      **Historians to speak today at St. Paul AME [on remembering Bel-Air, historic neihborhood]
      http://tinyurl.com/dxeero
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2009

      **
      The state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted seven individuals and honored one project Saturday during a ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center . According to the organizers, Timothy D. Cook was honored for his role as a leader with innovative visions at Apple Inc.; Kevin M. Hostler for a 30-year career in the oil industry marked by ethical handling of the nation's crude oil supply and the environment; Lavon F. Jordan for efforts that have substantially benefited the national defense, small business, environmental educational and charitable communities across the nation; Lt. Gen. Leslie G. Kenne for achievements in aerospace engineering and as a female pioneer in the military and world of flight; James W. Kennedy for his work in the space program, including a key role in the first space shuttle launch in 1981; Anthony J. Topazi for his career at Southern Co. and for playing an integral part in solving critical issues and strengthening the South economically; H. Kenneth White for being a leader in engineering at local and national levels, and as a dedicated advocate to his community; and The Shelby Engineering Centers, state-of-the-art centers made possible though the efforts of Sen. Richard Shelby on the campuses of five public universities in Alabama.
      http://tinyurl.com/d8n9zl
      Birmingham News 22 February 2009


      **Renovation efforts continue at historic [Presbyterian] church [in Prattville ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dbpq6b
      Prattville Progress 21 February 2009

      **Independent columnist pens county history
      [Jeanette Dyess Ryan, Pig Trails and Open Roads: Stories of Central Baldwin County , Alabama ]
      http://tinyurl.com/d2b3wv
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 21 February 2009

      **Carver [High School, 1936-1971] historical marker unveiled
      http://tinyurl.com/b5ybbl
      Gadsden Times 21 February 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      February 23: http://tinyurl.com/cphuy7
      February 22: http://tinyurl.com/ar2jw2 
      February 21:  http://tinyurl.com/bvuqk6 
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** Auburn ’s past has a direct influence on its future [commentary]
      [Auburn Depot & Ogletree-Wright-Ivey House suffering “demolition by neglect”]
      http://tinyurl.com/awcq66
      Opelika-Auburn News 20 February 2009

      **
      1940 Feb 21- John Lewis is born in Troy , Alabama .  He will become founder

                and chairman of SNCC, organizer of the Selma-to-Montgomery

                March in 1965, executive director of the Voter Education

                Project, and congressman from Georgia 's 5th District.  Lewis'

                power will continue to be felt when he is named Democratic

                deputy whip by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley in 1991.

       

      1963 Feb 20- Baseball great, Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, signs with the

                San Francisco Giants as baseball's highest paid player (at

                that time). He will earn $100,000 a year.

       

      1963 Feb 20- Charles Barkley is born in Leeds , Alabama .  He will forego his

                senior year at Auburn University to enter the NBA as a forward

                for the Philadelphia 76ers.  Barkley will post averages of 20

                or more points and at least 10 rebounds per game for 11

                seasons. His achievements during that span will be remarkable.

                He will be an All-NBA First Team selection in 1988, 1989,

                1990, 1991 and 1993, an All-NBA Second Team pick in 1986,

                1987, 1992, 1994 and 1995 and an All-NBA Third Team choice in

                1996.  He will be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games,

                and receive more All Star votes than any other player in 1994,   and will be MVP in the 1991 All-Star classic.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      ** Anniston officials reschedule [historic] smokestack meeting
      http://tinyurl.com/c64el3
      MSNBC.com 19 February 2009

      **Historical museum upgrading Civil War exhibit
      [ East Alabama History Museum in Heflin]
      http://tinyurl.com/bdwmom
      Cleburne News 19 February 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      ** Alabama tag man: Evergreen man’s [Ed Edeker] license plate collection has swelled to more than 60,000 items and represents all 50 states as well as several foreign countries
      http://tinyurl.com/c9xl7b
      Mobile Press-Register 23 February 2009

      **Out of control hobby: Alabama man [Ed Edeker] has 60,000 [car] tags
      http://tinyurl.com/dbxphq
      Tuscaloosa News 23 February 2009

      **Alabama School of Fine Arts senior Erika Wade wins Word Up! poetry contest
      http://tinyurl.com/cp7hp6
      Birmingham News 23 February 2009

      **Honored Gadsden band director [Brian Bankston] keeps students tuned
      http://tinyurl.com/caq2qg
      Gadsden Times 23 February 2009

      ** Montgomery family to get keys to new house
      [Via ABC program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”]
      http://tinyurl.com/bqhe2m
      Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2009

      **Mardi Gras filmmaker nets Spirit Award
      [Margaret Brown's "The Order of Myths"]
      http://tinyurl.com/d9l9kk
      Mobile Press-Register 22 February 2009

      **Condoleezza Rice inks 3-book deal
      http://tinyurl.com/beuomn
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2009

      **UA professor's film debuts in Germany
      [Janeann Dill's "Moving Around Heidigger"]
      http://tinyurl.com/d9hcub
      Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2009

      **Kentuck seeks director after [Sara Anne] Gibson resigns
      http://tinyurl.com/an4srw
      Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Rocket scientist Konrad] Dannenberg's life celebrated
      http://tinyurl.com/dep9o7
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no items this issue]


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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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      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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