This article discusses the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson, which upheld a Louisiana law that required separate railroad cars for white and African American passengers; the court considered this...
This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
During the Civil War Inzer served as a lieutenant colonel in the 58th Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. In the passages he describes fighting in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was captured; the poor treatment and...
In this passage Leon Alexander, a coal miner and union organizer in Alabama, recalls living and working under Jim Crow laws and his early efforts to fight them. He discusses father's work in the United Mine Workers and the unsuccessful miners'...
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