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  • Subject: African Americans--Segregation--Southern States
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    • Letter from "A Concerned White Voter" to Governor-elect George Wallace.

    • 1962-09-27
    • The letter asks Wallace to reconsider his opposition to the integration of the University of Mississippi. The author argues that racial strife will harm the nation ("What more could Russia ask?") and urges the new governor to enter office with a...
    • 2010-04-23
    • Letter from Frank and Ocllo Boykin to Ocllo Smith.

    • 1958-09-30
    • In this letter to his granddaughter, Frank sends news of friends and family and mentions current events such as football at the University of Alabama and segregation in Arkansas.
    • 2009-09-15
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905-05-17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900-07-24
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896-05-19
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25

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