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Alabama Textual Materials Collection
  • Subject: Civil rights--Alabama
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    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • 1874

    • In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...

    • 2010-07-15
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900-07-03

    • This article reports on a recent meeting of the Montgomery city council, at which the aldermen discussed a proposed ordinance to segregate street railroads; the ordinance would not require separate cars for the races, which had been a concern of...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • 1900-08-07

    • This article announces that the Montgomery city council has adopted an ordinance to segregate street cars: "...all street railroads operated in the City of Montgomery and its police jurisdiction shall provide separate accommodations for white...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Race Separation."

    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900-08-11

    • This article cites a newspaper from Washington, D.C., which predicts that segregationist sentiment in the nation's capital will lead to "Jim Crow" street cars there: "What is true in Washington is true elsewhere, and especially in the South. The...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • 1900-08-16

    • This article describes the response of African American citizens to the ordinance recently passed by the Montgomery city council, which requires segregation on street cars. Although there is "no organized boycott," most African American preachers...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Separation of Races."

    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902-11-04

    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902-11-05

    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902-11-08

    • This article criticizes an "immigration scheme" designed to attract African American citizens to a city in the midwestern United States, where "everything will be in the hands of the negro" (including city management, industry, and education). The...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • 1902-11-11

    • This article reports that African Americans in Mobile are still boycotting street railroads to protest a new segregation ordinance; it also mentions that "several cases of negroes being reviled for riding on the cars have been reported."

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902-12-02

    • This article reports that the president of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company is challenging the new city ordinance requiring white and African American passengers to be seated in separate sections on street cars. His company is having trouble...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902-12-02

    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • 1931-03-25

    • This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most brutal attacks in the history of the Tennessee Valley").

    • 2010-07-27
    • "How the Nine Arrests at Scottsboro Were Effected."

    • "How the Nine Arrests at Scottsboro Were Effected."

    • 1931-03-26

    • This article gives an account of the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys," which was submitted by a traveling salesman. It describes the appearance and behavior of the nine young men and the two women they were accused of assaulting, and it mentions...

    • 2010-07-27

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