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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 26-27 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2010
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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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      **Storytelling festival offers double dose this weekend in Pike County
      http://tinyurl.com/yed87tp
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 January 2010

      **Honor Flight deadline for World War II veterans' applications is Jan. 31
      http://tinyurl.com/yd7ukh9
      Huntsville Times 27 January 2010

      **White House Plans Civil Rights Concert [February 11]
      [Will include such Alabama-related performers as Natalie Cole and Blind Boys of Alabama]
      http://tinyurl.com/yewha8f
      New York Times 26 January 2010

      **Visual Arts: Graffeo's Vivid Imagery Breathtaking [through February 13]
      [Birmingham photographer Karen Graffeo's work at Jennifer Hunt Gallery]
      Birmingham News 24 January 2010, p 7G

      **Mar 20, 10 am-3 pm
      Alabama Bound [Alabama authors]
      Birmingham Public Library
      http://www.alabamabound.org

      **381 Days [through April 11 at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute]
      Exhibit that chronicles Montgomery bus boycott makes its way to Birmingham
      Birmingham News 24 January 2010, p 6G


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      **HISTORY
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      **One thing for sure, this early pioneer [Eldred Rawlins] had piles of debts
      http://tinyurl.com/yalygjt
      Huntsville Times 27 January 2010

      **Baldwin County gets treasure trove [of antique jewelry] from Swift-Coles estate
      http://tinyurl.com/y8zk576
      Mobile Press-Register 27 January 2010

      **Archeologist [Robert Crouse of UA]: Oxford stone mound likely natural
      http://tinyurl.com/yzqc7s5
      Florence Times-Daily 27 January 2010

      **HBO preview of 'The Pacific' online;
      Series will tell WWII story of an Alabama Marine [Eugene Sledge] (with video)
      http://tinyurl.com/y9uqluc
      Mobile Press-Register 26 January 2010

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/yz7uc8l
      Gadsden Messenger 26 January 2010

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1860, 1910, etc.]
      January 27: http://tinyurl.com/y9j7roa
      January 26: http://tinyurl.com/ya7yegg
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1984 Jan 27- [Birmingham native] Carl Lewis betters his own two-year-old record by 9-1/4
      inches when he sets a new, world, indoor-record with a long
      jump mark of 28 feet, 10-1/4 inches in New York City.

      1952 Jan 27- Ralph Ellison's powerful novel "Invisible Man" wins the
      National Book Award. [Ellison attended Tuskegee Institute.]

      2005 Jan 26- [Birmingham native] Dr. Condoleezza Rice is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as
      Secretary of State. She becomes the first African American
      woman to hold this post.

      1944 Jan 26- Angela Yvonne Davis is born in Birmingham, Alabama. Active
      in civil rights demonstrations and in the Student Non-
      Violent Coordinating Committee, she will be fired twice
      from the University of California at Los Angeles because of
      her Communist Party affiliation and she will successfully
      sue for reinstatement. A philosopher and author, she will
      flee the law after being implicated in the 1970 Soledad
      Brothers shooting. After sixteen months in jail, she will
      be acquitted of all charges.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Robert De Niro Sets Projects with Paul Weitz and Lee Daniels
      [One of these includes playing George Wallace in a Lee Daniels film, _Selma_]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycvkmya
      First Showing 25 January 2010

      **b. 10-20-1914 - Fayard Nicholas - Mobile, AL - d. 1-24-2006
      dancer: (The Nicholas Brothers) "Big Broadcast of 1936"; "Ben Bernie Show"
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #15
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Mayor recalls his [Boys & Girls] club days
      http://tinyurl.com/yal8f28
      Gadsden Times 23 January 2010

      **Objects tell history of the world
      "The BBC and local museums have teamed up for a year long project to chronicle the world's development through objects, in A History of the World." [One of the first ten objects is a model of the CSS Alabama.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycwvwao
      BBC News 15 January 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **For bands, anything goes, but may not work [names of area bands]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykbmfvt
      Florence Times-Daily 26 January 2010

      **Teacher, former student find gender-specific humor on life topics
      [Melinda Rainey Thompson and Morgan Murphy have written _I Love You--Now Hush_]
      http://tinyurl.com/yah3klp
      Birmingham News 26 January 2010

      **Southern Bound: Rayford's 'Cottonmouth' depicts bygone era
      [Mobilian Julian Lee Rayford's novel was first published in 1941. See also http://tinyurl.com/yd7nbrf ]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9wnv2v
      Mobile Press-Register 24 January 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **Longtime Press-Register reporter George Werneth dead at 65
      http://tinyurl.com/ya6oqdh
      Mobile Press-Register 25 January 2010


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

      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links: 3
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 1
      * Total Links: 3341


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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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