The meeting was led by Don Hallmark and featured the following speakers: Montgomery Mayor Earl James, Dr. Henry Lyon of Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery Citizens' Council Chairman Carl Herbert Lancaster, and Alabama Attorney General...
In the speech Bowdon discusses recent legislative debate concerning the expansion of slavery into the country's new states and territories. He argues that since slaves are property, the government should protect their owners' rights in any land...
In the speech Dowdell argues in favor of a clause in the bill that would repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820. He objects to a provision of the act that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36ø 30' latitude line: "This line...
Tichenor describes the postwar situation for the freed slaves from a paternalistic viewpoint: "Four millions of human beings, under the influence of a misguided philanthropy, have been rendered destitute of homes, protection, and comfort, and have...
Bob Boykin made this campaign speech for his father during the 1962 Democratic primaries. In it, he discusses the congressman's accomplishments and platforms, and he explains the purpose of the 1962 statewide congressional election.
This speech was originally broadcast on a local television station during the last days of the Selma to Montgomery March. In it, Porterfield denounces the demonstration, especially the "so-called preachers" who are participating. He argues that "it...
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