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    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • ''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
    • "$30 Reward."

    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863-12-27

    • 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.

    • 2010-01-25
    • "483 Acres / Chattahooche Land for Sale."

    • "483 Acres / Chattahooche Land for Sale."

    • 1849-10-16

    • 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.")....

    • 2009-08-24
    • "Alabamians Assail Ad Backing Dr. King."

    • "Alabamians Assail Ad Backing Dr. King."

    • 1960-04-08

    • 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...

    • 2010-07-27
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901-04-28

    • 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...

    • 2010-04-23
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902-11-07

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Boost Boykin for High Post."

    • "Boost Boykin for High Post."

    • 1936-01-11

    • This article describes efforts to have Boykin appointed to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, where his constituents feel he could serve them best. From The Mobile Times.

    • 2009-09-15
    • "Boykin Wears a Smile."

    • "Boykin Wears a Smile."

    • 1936-04-14

    • In this article Boykin describes the work he has done for the first district while in office, and he is confident that he will be reelected for the position. From the Mobile Times.

    • 2009-09-15
    • "Bronze Star."

    • "Bronze Star."

    • 1945-00-00

    • Newspaper article describing Grenier's heroism at the Remagan Bridge across the Rhine River in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.

    • 2008-07-15
    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • "By the President of the United States, a Proclamation."

    • 1861-04-24

    • 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...

    • 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
    • "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
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931-04-25

    • Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...

    • 2010-07-27

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