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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 2-5 Jan & 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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      **BGS Meeting - January 23, 2010 - Who is Buried at the Birmingham Country Club?
      The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are always welcome!
      Next meeting: Saturday, January 23rd at 2 p.m.; Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.
      Speakers: Jim Anderson & Charlie Harris
      Program Topic: Who is Buried at the Birmingham Country Club?
      Details: www.birminghamgenealogy.org or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665
      Proving a local doctor's claim started a search for the identity of graves in a mysterious small cemetery plot. Research by Jim Anderson and Charlie Harris has led to discoveries connecting presumed slave descendants to property on which now sits Health South's corporate headquarters. Along the way a picture of life in Shades Valley during the turn of the century comes into focus. Such notable family names as Tannehill, Blach, Bearden, and McElwain crop up in the findings along with lesser known families of Johnson, Cammack, and Raburn. The search involved plotting property boundaries, identifying long-lost travelways and reconstructing chains-of-title from modern-day maps back to the original land patent deed grants. Come see how the dots connect, and help us with dots that don't.


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      **HISTORY
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      **Museum preserving site of one of last Confederate surrenders may shut doors (with photo gallery)
      [Magee Farm and Museum in Kushla]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9a4vq9
      Mobile Press-Register blog 5 January 2009

      **1861 Jan 5: Alabama troops seize both Forts Morgan and Gaines at Mobile Bay.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1948 Jan 5- A commemorative stamp of George Washington Carver is issued
      by the U.S. Postal Service. The posthumous honor bestowed
      upon the famed agricultural expert and researcher is only
      one of the many awards he received, including the 1923
      Spingarn Medal and membership in the NYU Hall of Fame.

      1943 Jan 5- George Washington Carver joins the ancestors after succumbing
      to anemia at the age of 81. He was a pioneering plant
      chemist and agricultural researcher noted for his work with
      the peanut and soil restoration while at Tuskegee Institute.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Tide legend stops and smells the roses
      [Harry Gilmer, Most Valuable Player in the 1946 Rose Bowl]
      http://tinyurl.com/ylohca5
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 January 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Huntsville band Seducing Alice to play Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles following BCS National Championship game
      http://tinyurl.com/ydlkx5u
      Huntsville Times blog 4 January 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Longtime newsman [and author] Billy Joe Cooley dies of heart failure at 78
      http://tinyurl.com/y922nh4
      Huntsville Times 5 January 2009

      **Walter Braswell, former interim U.S. attorney in Birmingham, dies at 55
      http://tinyurl.com/y9q9oe7
      Birmingham News blog 4 January 2009

      **Former bandmates in Remy Zero mourn death of drummer Gregory Slay
      http://tinyurl.com/ydxh9hy
      Birmingham News blog 4 January 2009

      **Widow of Ebony magazine founder dies
      [Eunice Johnson was a Selma native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycegl8z
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 January 2009

      **African-American Golf Pioneer Bill Powell Dies at 93
      [He was a native of Greenville, Ala.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfb3r8p
      New York Times 2 January 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Alabama Cultural Commons [under development]
      http://www.alabamaculturalcommons.org/

      **List of Recognized Alabama Century & Heritage Farms
      [Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydz2lt6

      **Moonlight on the Mountain [concert series, Hoover]
      http://www.moonlightonthemtn.com/

      **Wickles Pickles
      http://www.wicklespickles.com/

      **Title: Southern Labor Studies Conference: Labor History and the
      Archive
      Location: Georgia
      Deadline: 2010-10-01
      Description: CALL FOR PAPERS SOUTHERN LABOR STUDIES CONFERENCE
      Atlanta, Georgia, April 7-10, 2011 Co-Sponsored by the Southern
      Labor Archives, Georgia State University Library; Southern
      Labor Studies Association; Labor and Working Class History
      Association MEMORY AND FORGETTING: LABOR HISTORY AND THE
      ARCHIVE The ...
      Contact: alichtens@...
      Announcement ID: 172975
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=172975

      **Long Civil Rights Movement project
      Happy New Year from the Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement project!
      We are looking forward to a productive third year of this Mellon Foundation-funded grant project, and we're starting things off with a Long Civil Rights Movement Bibliography group on zotero.

      The bibliography is a response to the overwhelming interest, based on our survey, in a collaborative, annotated bibliography of long civil rights movement titles. Zotero is a free Firefox extension, developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, that allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research. This zotero group allows scholars and students of the long civil rights movement to share their sources and notes online.

      When you join the LCRM Bibliography group on zotero, you can add books, articles, and other materials to a shared list. And more important, you can add your commentary via notes. You might wish to write a brief review, direct other group members toward related materials, or remark on the text's place within the long civil rights movement canon.

      The bibliography is truly collaborative, and with enough contributors, could become not just a useful list of LCRM titles, but a site for scholarly discussion and collaboration. Users can create subfolders where they might share syllabuses, papers, comprehensive exam lists, and other useful resources. The bibliography is fully searchable, too, and you can index the entries using tags. To view the bibliography on the web click here: http://www.zotero.org/groups/lcrm_bibliography/items Entries are ordered by the date.

      Please visit http://lcrm.unc.edu/ for instructions.

      --The Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement team



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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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