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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 20-22 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 22, 2010
      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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      **[Susan] Reverby, author of book on Tuskegee Syphilis Study, to speak in Mobile [Feb. 23]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8s556x
      Mobile Press-Register 21 February 2010


      **FEBRUARY 25 LECTURE: WAR ON POVERTY AND CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
      Book Talk and Signing
      CARRY IT ON: THE WAR ON POVERTY AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA, 1964-1972
      Susan Youngblood Ashmore
      DATE AND TIME: Thursday, February 25, at 4 p.m.
      LOCATION: The Special Collections and Archives Department, GROUND FLOOR, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
      Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and AU Bookstore.
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/


      **LaFayette to unveil state of native son Joe Louis [Feb. 27]
      http://tinyurl.com/yf97mwv
      Birmingham News 22 February 2010


      **Montgomery's annual Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum gala at 7 p.m. March 5
      http://tinyurl.com/yaxq6oz
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 February 2010


      **Chelsea gears up for big celebration [March 6]
      [Will include dedication of historical marker, release of recipe/history book, _A Taste of Chelsea_]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybjexrd
      Shelby County Reporter 19 February 2010


      **UWA events celebrate 175 years [various events in 2010]
      http://tinyurl.com/ygs822s
      Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2010


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      **HISTORY
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      **Organ vital link for UWA
      105-year-old instrument evokes history, heritage
      http://tinyurl.com/ycmrp9l
      Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2010

      **Civil rights sites vie to honor 1965 march
      http://tinyurl.com/yae6nn8
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2010

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc. years ago in Tuscaloosa history]
      http://tinyurl.com/yazm6p3
      Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2010

      **[Muscle Shoals National] Heritage territory seeks funding
      http://tinyurl.com/yhwj9gn
      Florence Times Daily 21 February 2010

      **Alabama home to two Olympic legends
      http://tinyurl.com/yg5q36s
      Gadsden Times 21 February 2010

      **Scottsboro marks infamous case 80 years later
      http://tinyurl.com/ycq3hfb
      Florence Times Daily 21 February 2010

      **Redmont Hotel files for bankruptcy [built in 1925]
      http://tinyurl.com/yabynfo
      Birmingham News 21 February 2010

      **Alabama POW honored 66 years after shot down [Robert John Hagan, Jr.]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9jyywm
      Florence Times Daily 21 February 2010

      **Speakers recall South's secession at annual event
      http://tinyurl.com/yknrrlu
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2010

      **Ebony Fashion Fair director [& Selma native] Eunice Johnson used fashion shows to help others
      http://tinyurl.com/yfupf4r
      Birmingham News 21 February 2010

      **Tuskegee still rich in black history
      Though its glory days are long faded, the Black History Trail celebrates Tuskegee's storied past.
      http://tinyurl.com/ye9a2op
      Chicago Tribune 21 February 2010

      **Preserving Middle Bay Light: Inspection finds the lighthouse structure is about 90 percent original (with video)
      http://tinyurl.com/ybdumzm
      Mobile Press-Register 20 February 2010

      **The Helen Keller Challenge [on stage in "The Miracle Worker"]
      How Alison Pill survives bouts playing her teacher
      http://tinyurl.com/ycckt65
      Wall Street Journal 19 February 2010

      **Road closed after [WWI] munition found [at old Fort McClellan]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9bum57
      Florence Times Daily 19 February 2010

      **[Alabama] Secession Day event set for Roy Moore's foundation [held Feb. 20]
      http://tinyurl.com/yc8lg9z
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 February 2010

      **1940 Feb. 21- John Lewis is born in Troy, Alabama. He will become founder
      and chairman of SNCC, organizer of the Selma-to-Montgomery
      March in 1965, executive director of the Voter Education
      Project, and congressman from Georgia's 5th District. Lewis'
      power will continue to be felt when he is named Democratic
      deputy whip by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley in 1991.

      1963 Feb. 20- Baseball great, Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, signs with the
      San Francisco Giants as baseball's highest paid player (at
      that time). He will earn $100,000 a year.

      1963 Feb. 20- Charles Barkley is born in Leeds, Alabama. He will forego his
      senior year at Auburn University to enter the NBA as a forward
      for the Philadelphia 76ers. Barkley will post averages of 20
      or more points and at least 10 rebounds per game for 11
      seasons. His achievements during that span will be remarkable.
      He will be an All-NBA First Team selection in 1988, 1989,
      1990, 1991 and 1993, an All-NBA Second Team pick in 1986,
      1987, 1992, 1994 and 1995 and an All-NBA Third Team choice in
      1996. He will be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games,
      and receive more All Star votes than any other player in 1994,
      and will be MVP in the 1991 All-Star classic.

      2002 Feb. 19- Vonetta Flowers becomes the first Black athlete from any
      country to win a gold medal in the Olympic Winter Games. She
      and her partner win the women's two-person bobsled event at
      the Salt Lake City games. They finished their two runs in 1
      minute 37.76 seconds.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Nine Years Ago: Eric Foner Reviews a Biography of Rosa Parks
      http://tinyurl.com/ya3ygrr
      OEN: OpEdNews.com 18 February 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Dream Rocket artist Jennifer Marsh delays wrapping of Saturn V until May 2011
      http://tinyurl.com/yfajcdf
      Huntsville Times 22 February 2010

      **Former homeless man turns grandfather's barn into workshop, art gallery [Scott Lafferty]
      http://tinyurl.com/yh5jtkq
      Gadsden Times 21 February 2010

      **Dorsey's latest offers a colorful cast of characters
      [AU graduate Tim Dorsey's 12the novel is _Gator-a-go-go_]
      http://tinyurl.com/yc8fepa
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 February 2010

      **Fans flock to Fox filming [of open mic night at Florence deli]
      http://tinyurl.com/ygykbu6
      Florence Times Daily 20 February 2010

      **Faith-based, family friendly film: Montgomery native Alexis Boozer finds success in 'No Greater Love'
      http://tinyurl.com/yl994kl
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 February 2010

      **UA professor [Demondrae Thurman] to guest conduct TSO concert
      http://tinyurl.com/ycylbfo
      Tuscaloosa News 20 February 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **[Larry] Dodgen - a 'soldier's soldier'
      Former commander at Redstone died Saturday while playing tennis
      http://tinyurl.com/ykzkot5
      Huntsville Times 21 February 2010

      **Medal of Honor winner, Alabama native Col. Robert Howard to be buried Monday at Arlington
      http://tinyurl.com/yenh63l
      Birmingham News 19 February 2010


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Max Connections
      [Alabama documentary filmmaker Max Shores]
      http://maxconnections.net/



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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
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/aha.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/markers.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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