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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 12-14 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**USEFUL LINKS

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **[Mike] Handley featured at Art Guild Museum [through December]
      http://tinyurl.com/ya9m44w
      Selma Times Journal 13 December 2009

      **Hank Williams Memorial Celebration
      Montgomery; Jan 1
      Visit Oakwood Cemetery Annex for a wreath-laying ceremony at 10 a.m., then return to the museum for black-eyed peas and live music.
      http://tinyurl.com/ydh45o2

      **The Presenters Exhibition
      Troy; Jan 2–Mar 31
      In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Clay Conference at Troy University, this exhibit will showcase the artwork of four of the top pottery artists in the world.
      http://tinyurl.com/yb5e4m9

      **USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park's 45th Anniversary
      Mobile; Jan 9
      In honor of the park's 45th anniversary, Alabamians will be admitted on this day at 1/2 price (a valid AL driver's license must be shown). Since opening to the public, more than 13 million have visited Battleship Memorial Park.
      http://tinyurl.com/y97cz2h

      **Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival
      Brundidge; Jan 29
      Storytelling featuring nationally acclaimed storytellers Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, Kevin Kling and Elizabeth Ellis. Tickets go on sale Dec. 29, 2009. For tickets, call 334-735-3125. Open reserved seating only.
      http://tinyurl.com/yeu8uxf

      **381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story
      Birmingham; Jan 30–Apr 11
      This exhibition offers a gripping account of the men and women whose nonviolent approach to political and social change matured into a weapon of equality for all.
      http://tinyurl.com/yedqfch

      **Legendary Storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham Continues Spinning Tales Across Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/ybjkt5d
      New South Publishers 1 December 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Indian museum upgrades in limbo
      http://tinyurl.com/ybxguyn
      Florence Times Daily 14 December 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybv8a5g
      Tuscaloosa News 14 December 2009

      **1819 December 14:
      Alabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state, after the statehood of
      present-day Northern Alabama was delayed for several years by the lack
      of a coastline until Mobile was captured from Spain during the War of 1812.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama

      **Federal funding coming to National Voting Rights Museum
      http://tinyurl.com/ybrag3e
      Selma Times Journal 13 December 2009

      **Book will be record of city, church history [editorial]
      "...University of Alabama history professor John Giggie is working with Hunter Chapel AME Zion Church, one of Tuscaloosa oldest and most significant black churches, to document the church’s 143-year history in book form."
      http://tinyurl.com/ycubk35
      Tuscaloosa News 13 December 2009

      **Law offices pay homage to history
      Local attorneys design offices' exterior to look like White House, fill interior with historical artifacts
      http://tinyurl.com/y94mv3c
      Mobile Press-Register 13 December 2009

      **Medical pioneers start early hospitals [in Gadsden]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybuyl4e
      Gadsden Times 13 December 2009

      **AL BENN'S ALABAMA: Historic [YMCA] building challenge for Selma man [Tom Bolton]
      http://tinyurl.com/yawu9ww
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 December 2009

      **Alabama man in Krystal Lovers Hall of Fame
      [Retired employee Charlie Capps]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydwsw9v
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 December 2009

      **Historic Heisman: [Mark] Ingram first to win trophy for the Tide
      http://tinyurl.com/y9xmvjx
      Tuscaloosa News 13 December 2009

      **2009 December 13: Singer-musician Randy Owen is 60.

      **[Dennie] Rewis and [Ernie] Knighten among seven inducted into Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/ydlqsqf
      Birmingham News blog 12 December 2009

      **Church demolition restores look of Drish House
      Effort is part of plan to stabilize the house
      http://tinyurl.com/ye2dvot
      Tuscaloosa News 12 December 2009

      **Historic Fort McClellan buildings to be torn down
      http://tinyurl.com/y9tknqm
      Florence Times Daily 12 December 2009

      **1913 Dec 12- James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens is born in Oakville, Alabama.
      He will become a world-class athlete in college, setting
      world records in many events. He will go on to win 4 gold
      medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, spoiling Hitler's
      plans to showcase Aryan sports supremacy.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      : http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **b. 01-31-1902 - Tullulah Bankhead - Huntsville, AL - d. 12-12-1968 actor, hostess: "Johnny Presents"; "Big Show"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #239
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      December 13: http://tinyurl.com/y97tnhs
      December 12: http://tinyurl.com/y9klr4g
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Preserved 1839 church
      Mysterious Mooresville preacher part of Brick Church’s history
      http://tinyurl.com/y9ngdv5
      Decatur Daily 11 December 2009

      **Gardendale honors its veterans
      http://tinyurl.com/ybqsd9a
      Birmingham News blog 11 December 2009

      **A Day in Hell
      A candid portrayal of World War II vets not necessarily driven by patriotism.
      [Review of _Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of an American Bomber Squadron, August 29, 1944_
      By James L. Noles and James L. Noles Jr. University of Alabama Press, 277 pages; $34.95]
      http://tinyurl.com/yaglu5f
      Black & White [Birmingham] 10 December 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **2 local students win ethics essay competition
      http://tinyurl.com/yap9l97
      Florence Times Daily 14 December 2009

      **Art gallery opens at Gadsden State
      http://tinyurl.com/ycc3j9q
      Gadsden Times 13 December 2009

      **Jake Reiss discovered his passion and became The Booksmith
      http://tinyurl.com/yebw46e
      Birmingham News blog 13 December 2009

      **Author pulls from personal experience
      "Joyce Sterling Scarbrough's most recently published book, "Symmetry," has a personal twist"
      http://tinyurl.com/yej7usf
      Mobile Press-Register 13 December 2009.

      **Author’s story lines are surreal and challenging [Ala. author Joe Taylor]
      http://tinyurl.com/yeo2o4d
      Tuscaloosa News 13 December 2009

      **Montgomery Youth Orchestra shines in holiday performance
      http://tinyurl.com/ycjj7h7
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 December 2009

      **Young writers display latest volume
      http://tinyurl.com/y9snwsp
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 December 2009

      **Area students to show off art work
      http://tinyurl.com/yd7xgm7
      Selma Times-Journal 11 December 2009

      **The Suspended Art of Amy Pleasant
      [Artist with new exhibit at Birmingham Museum of Art is a Birmingham native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yar9oqh
      Birmingham Weekly 10 December 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Lucille Greenwood was a real 'character'
      http://tinyurl.com/ycto62o
      Huntsville Times blog 12 December 2009

      **Tampa man assigned to Tuskegee Airmen dies at 87 [George Abercrombie]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9msess
      St. Petersburg Times 11 December 2009

      **Tuskegee Airman who was profiled in Post-Dispatch series dies [Luther H. Smith]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycucyoz
      stltoday.com [St. Louis] 10 December 2009


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


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      **USEFUL LINKS
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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

      **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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