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    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896 May 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...
    • Q17544
    • '"More Heroes Back, Aviator Won D. S. C."

    • 1919
    • During World War I Stout was a pilot, eventually serving as a lieutenant in the 27th Aero Squadron, First Pursuit Group. On 28 September 1918, he was wounded when he was attacked by six German planes during the St. Mihiel offensive. He recovered...
    • Q75936
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from Wayside Hospital in Demopolis, Alabama. The ad gives a full physical description.
    • Q17461
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from the Selma Arsenal. The ad gives a full physical description and mentions that the deserter is probably headed to Coosa County, where he has family.
    • Q17462
    • "483 Acres / Chattahooche Land for Sale."

    • 1849 October 16
    • Advertisement for the sale of a 483-acre plantation in Henry County, Alabama. Each section of land is described, and several buildings are included ("a good gin house and screw, and a comfortable log cabin...negro houses, corn cribs, stalls, &c.")....
    • Q14503
    • "8 Negroes Here Ask Court Erase Parks Barriers."

    • 1958 December 23
    • This article describes a suit filed in federal court to protest a Montgomery city ordinance requiring segregated parks and recreation facilities. The eight African Americans, represented by attorney Solomon S. Seay, Jr., ask that the ordinance be...
    • Q17540 - Q17541
    • "A French Criticism on the Bancroft Oration."

    • 1866 February 22
    • Excerpts from a French newspaper, criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 22, 1866.
    • Q70345
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902 November 8
    • 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...
    • Q17440 - Q17441
    • "A Proclamation by the President."

    • 1865 May 8
    • Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: "...to be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their...
    • Q69460
    • "A Substitute Wanted."

    • 1863 May 24
    • Advertisement seeking to hire a replacement for a Confederate soldier, "For which a liberal price will be paid."
    • Q17460
    • "A Tribute to Two Leaders."

    • 1967 September 28
    • Robert Sikes submitted the statement in this issue of the Congressional Record as a tribute to both Frank Boykin and Ed Ball. It includes a letter and an article from Boykin, which praise Ball for his philanthropic work.
    • Q6154 - Q6155
    • "Alabama greets...Mr. Farley."

    • 1938 April 28
    • Program for a banquet at Fort Dixie, where James A. Farley, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will give an address. A "Human Welfare Menu" will be served, with dishes such as WPA Chicken, PWA Potatoes, and FHA Lettuce with TVA Dressing.
    • Q15161 - Q15162
    • "Alabama Mills Closed 100 P. C. Is Union Claim."

    • 1934 July 17
    • "25,000 Workers Walk Out From Their Jobs / No Disorders Marked Opening of Strike / Six Points Contained in Demands Of Workers For Ending Shut-Down." This article discusses the statewide textile strike by members of the United Textile Workers of...
    • Q24985, Q24987
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • Q17489
    • "Alabama Voters To Determine Fate Of Third National Party?"

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    • Article written by Bill Kennedy for his column, "Branch Head Bill Says!" In it Kennedy promotes George Wallace because he poses the "threat of a third national party," which he proved when he "organized and led a 10-million-vote...
    • Q30140
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "Alabamians Assail Ad Backing Dr. King."

    • 1960 April 8
    • Article from The New York Times that discusses reaction to an advertisement published by the paper, requesting funds for the legal defense of Martin Luther King, Jr. Alabamians are indignant about claims the ad made against state officials and...
    • Q25047
    • "An Act Regulating Indian Affairs" in the state of Georgia.

    • 1835
    • The act makes six provisions for dealing with the Cherokee Indian population of the state during the period of removal. First, it stipulates that U.S. citizens will not be allowed to emigrate to Indian reservations, include those Indians who were...
    • Q31379 - Q31387
    • "An Alabamian Brings a Juggernaut to Life."

    • 1940 September 15
    • Article from the Montgomery Advertiser about Brigadier General Charles L. Scott, who formed the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army at at Fort Benning, Georgia. George S. Patton (only a colonel at the time) was in charge of training under...
    • Q14179 - Q14184
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901 April 28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • Q21568
    • "Anniston Mills Running Again."

    • 1934 September 26
    • "Normal Employment Is Expected To Be Reached In A Short Time." This article discusses the resumption of activity in Calhoun County's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike).
    • Q25001
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902 November 7
    • This article reports that the German Immigration Society of Birmingham supports the establishment of a state immigration bureau and a commissioner who will be responsible for recruiting white farmers to Alabama. The Society stresses that it does...
    • Q17438 - Q17439
    • "B on Hand During the Fair."

    • 1917 November
    • Advertisement card for the Henry County Fair in Abbeville, Alabama; the fair was held from November 12 to 17. The following is printed on the back: "We Want You to take a day or more off during fair time - help make up the biggest, jolliest crowd...
    • Q57167 - Q57168
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
    • Q17412
    • "Ballots, Bullets and Blood."

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    • "How Blacks Have Died for the Right to Vote." Leaflet issued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Inside is a list of African Americans who were killed from 1955 to 1968: Lamar Smith, George W. Lee, Herbert Lee, Medgar...
    • Q2456 - Q2457
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929 October 25
    • This article describes reaction to "Black Thursday," October 24, 1929; according to the author, the atmosphere of the stock exchange was mostly calm and businesslike while the public on the street was in a frenzy: "Looking down from the meager...
    • Q14567 - Q14568, Q17405
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • 1902 November 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."
    • Q17443
    • "Boykin Votes to Kill Veto on Farm Workers."

    • 1945 May 4
    • This article discusses Boykin's opposition to the presidential veto of a bill proposing draft deferments for farm employees. From The Mobile Register.
    • Q6508
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861 April 24
    • Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in response to the secession of seven Southern states. He calls for 75,000 men from state militias to deal with the rebellious states, which are "too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course...
    • Q17528
    • "California Bound."

    • 1849 October 16
    • Advertisement for the sale of an 83-acre farm in Henry County, Alabama. The nearby community of Lawrenceville "promises to become an interesting little village, being the situation of Prof. Spears recently established High School, and surrounded by...
    • Q14504
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • 1900 August 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...
    • Q17403
    • "Citizens' Meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall."

    • 1865 April 22
    • Article reporting a meeting in Mobile, Alabama, at which "the oldest and most prominent citizens" decried the assassination of President Lincoln: "All differences of political opinion were, for the nonce buried, and with one accord the people...
    • Q69438
    • "City Commission Determined to Keep Parks Segregated."

    • 1958 December 23
    • This article discusses efforts in Montgomery to maintain segregated city parks: "...commissioners here, served with a copy of a complaint filed by Negroes in U.S. District Court, repeated earlier statements that come what may, parks in Montgomery...
    • Q17542 - Q17543
    • "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...
    • Q24122 - Q24131
    • "Colored Citizens Mass Meeting."

    • 1900
    • Flyer for a prohibition meeting organized by African American ministers in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was held "to protest against colored women visiting barrooms and barroom premises. Also against children visiting such places, for whisky...
    • Q26126
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • Q17488
    • "Committee to Receive President Davis."

    • 1861 February 13
    • Letter from Governor A. B. Moore, inviting twenty-one men from Alabama to escort President-elect Jefferson Davis to Montgomery.
    • Q17499

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