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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 24 Nov-2 Dec & 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 presumably
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      NOTE:

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites and blogs are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in or sometimes unrelated to the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.

      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 EVENTS
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      **Local Authors Expo Coming This Weekend [Dec. 4-5]
      This Friday and Saturday over 140 authors will be gathered at the Central Library to sell and autograph their books. It will be a perfect opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for family and friends. Check out the list of authors to see if your favorite is listed.
      Local Authors Expo
      Central Library
      December 4th & 5th, 2009
      11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      Sponsored by The Friends of the Birmingham Public Library
      http://tinyurl.com/yfpk68h

      **'Rocket Boys' author [Homer Hickam] set for Christmas parade [Dec. 5]
      http://tinyurl.com/yhcv5us
      Huntsville Times 1 December 2009


      **Baldwin [County's] Bicentennial Bash is Dec. 12
      Tours, free food, music and fireworks will end of 200th birthday celebration
      http://tinyurl.com/yh85c4d
      Mobile Press-Register 2 December 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Education was 'good enough'
      [More from "My Life from Wagons to Rockets" by Gladys McFarlen True]
      http://tinyurl.com/yzzwyqs
      Huntsville Times 2 December 2009

      **Juvenile may be charged as adult in Hotel Talisi fire
      http://tinyurl.com/ycpo5yo
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 December 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/yfvqzp8
      Gadsden Messenger 1 December 2009

      **Harry Toulmin's descendant likes monument plans
      Lew Toulmin says grave of judge who had Aaron Burr arrested hasn't been found yet
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/yh96qyx ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yjzjoqh
      Mobile Press-Register 1 December 2009

      **Victor Hanson III retires as publisher of Birmingham News
      http://tinyurl.com/ygdvalw
      Birmingham News blog 1 December 2009

      **Wilson Pickett honored by Alabama hometown [Prattville]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycwajqo
      Florence Times Daily 1 December 2009

      **The Shoals' oldest florist closes doors [operated more than 70 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfnzjnp
      Florence Times Daily 1 December 2009

      **Juvenile arrested in hotel fire
      http://tinyurl.com/yla9xg3
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 December 2009

      **1955 Dec 1- Rosa Parks, a seamstress, refuses to take a back seat on
      a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Her refusal to move will
      result in her arrest and will begin a 382-day boycott
      of the bus system by African Americans and mark the
      beginning of the modern American Civil Rights movement.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **1955 December 1:
      African-American Civil Rights Movement: Seamstress Rosa Parks was
      arrested for violating the racial segregation laws of Montgomery,
      Alabama, after refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white
      man, precipitating the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      December 2: http://tinyurl.com/yf8d7vh
      December 1: http://tinyurl.com/ylgadal
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Residents want veto of historic commission amendment
      http://tinyurl.com/yhe3hjl
      Athens News Courier 30 November 2009

      **Arrest made in Tallassee fire
      http://tinyurl.com/ylxnwd2
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 November 2009

      **Fire destroys Hotel Talisi, a Tallassee landmark
      http://tinyurl.com/ylhhw4w
      Mobile Press-Register blog [via Associated Press] 30 November 2009

      **Ann Hodges becomes first person hit by a meteorite today in 1954
      http://tinyurl.com/yj25he2
      Nashua [NH] Telegraph 30 November 2009

      **Historic Talisi Hotel destroyed
      http://tinyurl.com/yk66cxf
      WBRC-TV [Birmingham] 30 November 2009

      **TOM SCARRITT: Hanson legacy noteworthy
      [Hanson family has been associated with Birmingham News for 100 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykkqsgd
      Birmingham News blog 29 November 2009

      **Ranking the mayors of the past [in Birmingham]
      [John Archibald column]
      http://tinyurl.com/yhphzqk
      Birmingham News blog 29 November 2009

      **From Footnote to Fame in Civil Rights History [Claudette Colvin]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8cu5u6
      New York Times 25 November 2009

      **[AU player Rob] Carlile enjoyed AU's historic Iron Bowl [in 1989]
      http://tinyurl.com/yk2q83w
      Scottsboro Daily Sentinel 25 November 2009

      **1962 Nov. 30- Bo Jackson is born in Bessemer, Alabama. The 1985 Heisman
      Trophy winner will be one of the few professional athletes
      to play in two sports - football and baseball.

      1880 Nov 24- More than 150 delegates from Baptist Churches in eleven
      states organize the Baptist Foreign Mission Convention
      of the United States at a meeting in Montgomery,
      Alabama. The Rev. William H. McAlphine is elected
      president.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **Local Teen Releases First Novel [William L. Yancey]
      http://tinyurl.com/yzuoyms
      Gadsden Messenger 1 December 2009

      **Local retailers ship Bama merchandise across the U.S.
      http://tinyurl.com/yklzaou
      Tuscaloosa News 1 December 2009

      **Sculptor [Charlie Lucas], collaborators to sign book today at UA
      http://tinyurl.com/yk9gph4
      Tuscaloosa News 1 December 2009

      **Jazz legend lectures students
      [Dr. Frank Adams, Sr., Executive Director of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfmjx3w
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 30 November 2009

      **Faces and Places: Charlemagne Record Exchange Music lovers' haven still rocks
      http://tinyurl.com/yjye75d
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 30 November 2009

      **Singer's autobiographical film may shoot in Columbiana
      [Samantha Cassidy's memoir is _Dancing in the Wilderness_]
      http://tinyurl.com/ygxqgdk
      Birmingham News blog 30 November 2009

      **Book Highlights Quirks Of La. Cajun Swamp Town
      [Book is by AU graduate Rheta Grimsley Johnson]
      http://tinyurl.com/yg9x9xp
      Weekend Edition Sunday [NPR] 29 November 2009

      **Catch globetrotting pianist Yakov Kasman in his home town of Birmingham on Tuesday
      http://tinyurl.com/yjewpyw
      Birmingham News blog 29 November 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Ala. native] M. WATT ESPY, AMERICA'S FOREMOST HISTORIAN OF EXECUTIONS, DIES [August 13]
      [Dothan Eagle profile, 2007: http://tinyurl.com/ydsvccr ]
      [New York Times profile, 1987: http://tinyurl.com/yjrs4nm ]
      http://www.eji.org/eji/node/332
      Equal Justice Initiative 17 August 2009


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

      **Gustav Hasford [Alabama author]
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Hasford

      **Mary Saums, _Thistle and Twigg_ (2007) introduces Jane Thistle, who has just moved to Alabama after the death of her career military husband. Originally from England, Jane feels that she is finally at home again in the small town of Tullulah, especially after meeting Phoebe Twigg, another 60ish widow who has lived her whole life in Tullulah. After an initial encounter involving a shotgun and threats, Jane befriends Cal Prewitt, a reclusive man who owns the neighboring woods. When Jane and Phoebe stumble over a body on Cal's land, things get even more interesting: Cal is wanted for murder and Phoebe's kitchen is firebombed. Narrated in alternating chapters by the two very different women, the opposing views of the same events are often hilarious. Outwardly a proper silver-haired lady who retains her British accent, Jane has hidden depths. She owns an arsenal collected by her husband, practices martial arts, and can see ghosts. Phoebe is totally transparent. She is related to or knows everyone in town, and speaks her mind openly, even when she hasn't a clue what is going on. Humor, suspense, and a surprising supernatural element, combine to make his unusual cozy a success on many different levels.
      Book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0312360630/sykm-20
      Author: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/S_Authors/Saums_Mary.html


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

      **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

      **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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