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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 9-10 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 presumably
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 10, 2010

      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.


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:




      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.



      **Reynolds Historical Lecture [Birmingham; February 19]
      UAB Department of History and Anthropology Professor and Dean Emeritus Tennant S. McWilliams, PhD, will present "Alabama's Defining Moment: A Public Medical College Comes to Birmingham," on Friday, February 19, at 4 pm at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, third floor, Ireland Room. Following the lecture, Dr. McWilliams will sign copies of his book, _New Lights in the Valley_, a comprehensive history of UAB.

      **Bridge Crossing Jubilee [Selma; March 4-8]
      Commemoration of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. Highlights include a parade, pageant, symposiums, music, Voting Rights Hall of Fame induction and much more.

      **George Lindsey/UNA Film Festival [Florence; March 4-7]
      Nominated by Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for the month of March, the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is an exciting event consisting of film screenings, panels, discussions and celebrations throughout the Shoals area.

      **58th Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival [Fairhope; March 19-21]
      More than 200 exhibitors from throughout the nation will bring their best works to show and sell at this prestigious juried show. Live entertainment is set throughout the three-day event and unique cuisine will be served in the food court. Voted as one of the 100 Best Predominantly Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2008.

      **196th Anniversary of Battle of Horseshoe Bend [Dadeville; March 27-28]
      Celebrate the park's 51st anniversary and enjoy this festival of culture and history on the grounds of Alabama's first national park. Enjoy Creek hunting camps, military camps, dance, cannon fire demonstrations, exhibits, and more.

      **City of Talladega's 175th Anniversary Celebration [Talladega; March 27]
      Celebrating its incorporation 175 years ago with a grand parade, historical play, a DVD of Talladega's history shown at our historical Ritz Theatre, bands, karaoke, and fireworks.

      **Siege of Bridgeport Re-enactment [Bridgeport; March 27-28]
      Bridgeport brings history alive when almost 1,800 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing.

      **Understanding the South, Understanding America [May 6-8; Cambridge, England]


      **Insurance map gives detailed look at 1890 Madison
      Huntsville Times 10 February 2010

      **Central Carver Museum officials seek financial help from city
      Gadsden Times 9 February 2010

      **Spanish Fort park director offers to save Confederate landmark by moving it
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2010

      **Foley, school board seek to preserve deteriorating historic buildings
      Mobile Press-Register 9 February 2010

      **Decontamination in progress at old Alabama WWII site [Camp Sibert]
      [See also longer Gadsden Times article at http://tinyurl.com/yb349q3 ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 February 2010

      **GSCC seeks participation in documentary [about African-American community and the college]
      Gadsden Times 9 February 2010

      **This Week in Alabama History
      Gadsden Messenger 9 February 2010

      **Hank Aaron to become Georgia Historical Society trustee along with Ted Turner
      Connect Savannah 9 February 2010

      **Some Fun Tonight
      [Review of David Kirby's new biography of Little Richard, who attended Oakwood College in Huntsville]
      [Excerpt at http://tinyurl.com/yc7z4b4 ]
      New York Times 7 February 2010

      **1998 Feb. 10- Dr. David Satcher is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become
      Surgeon General. [Dr. Satcher is an Anniston native; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Satcher ]

      1971 Feb. 9- Satchel Paige becomes the first African American elected to
      professional baseball's Hall of Fame for his career in the
      Negro Leagues.

      1950 Feb. 6- Natalie Cole is born to Nat "King" and Maria Cole. She will
      follow in her famous father's footsteps and become a recording
      star. She will become a Grammy Award-winning singer, and Best
      New Artist in 1975.

      1934 Feb. 5- Henry (Hank) Aaron is born in Mobile, Alabama. After starting
      his major league baseball career with the Milwaukee Braves in
      1954, he will distinguish himself as a home-run specialist.
      Aaron will be considered by some, the best baseball player in
      history. Over his 23-year Major League Baseball career, he will
      compile more batting records than any other player in baseball
      history. He will hold the record for runs batted in with 2297,
      and will be a Gold Glove Winner in 1958, 1959, and 1960. His
      most famous accomplishment will come on April 8, 1974, when at
      the age of 40, he will hit a 385-foot home run against the Los
      Angeles Dodgers, surpassing Babe Ruth's record of 714 career
      home runs. He will end his career with 755 home runs. In 1982,
      he will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his
      retirement, he will return to the Atlanta Braves as a vice-
      president for player development, and will be promoted to
      senior vice-president in 1989.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **b. 02-05-1934 - Hank Aaron - Mobile, AL
      baseball legend: "Baseball: An Action History"; "Tops In Sports"
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #23

      **Athens' Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives needs items for Black History Month
      Huntsville Times 4 February 2010

      **b. 01-03-1914 - Carl (Henry) Stewart - Alabama - d. 2-4-1993
      bass: "The Radio Cowboys"
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #22

      **Second [Oxford] mound report released
      [This story links to the two-part UA/OAR report]
      Anniston Star 3 February 2010


      **'Stars Fell on Alabama' good choice for song [editorial]
      Tuscaloosa News 9 February 2010

      **Birmingham author's book on African proverbs will inspire, soothe spirit
      [Askhari Johnson Hodari, _Lifelines_]
      Birmingham News 9 February 2010

      **Bright Star receives prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards honor
      [The legendary Bessemer restaurant opened in 1907.]
      Birmingham News 8 February 2010

      **Art instructors teach by example [at UNA]
      Florence Times Daily 7 February 2010

      **Alabama's 'Survivor' champion James 'JT' Thomas tries to double his winnings
      Birmingham News 7 February 2010

      **[Gee's Bend] Quilts illustrate important part of black history in America
      WJRT-TV [Flint MI] 4 February 2010


      **A life of service, hard work [by the late Buddy Glasgow, former Shelby County Sheriff]
      Shelby County Reporter 9 February 2010

      **Diane Shock Rivers [obituary; Alabama author]
      Birmingham News 7 February 2010

      **Alexander Lacy 1921-2010
      Early backer, oversee of the BJCC, dies
      [obituary at http://tinyurl.com/ydz7hwy ]
      Birmingham News 6 February 2010, p 1C


      **John Coltrane plays "Alabama" [1963 video]

      **Booker T. Washington and the Shiloh Baptist Church Tragedy
      [Birmingham, 1902; 120 people died]


      **Alabama History Community Calendar

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]


      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories

      **Alabama Historical Association

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      **Birmingham Rewound

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events

      **alabamahistory related links

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:


      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]


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