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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 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
    • "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
    • "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 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
    • "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
    • "Boost Boykin for High Post."

    • 1936 January 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.
    • Q6449
    • "Boykin Wears a Smile."

    • 1936 April 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.
    • Q6454 - Q6455
    • "Bronze Star."

    • 1945 circa
    • 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.
    • Q7176
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931 April 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...
    • Q24978
    • "Efforts Being Made to Break Textile Tie-Up."

    • 1934 September 17
    • This article discusses the progress of the nationwide textile strike. While several states have called up state troops to open picketed mills, the government in Alabama has not interfered with the strike: "These disturbances were in sharp contrast...
    • Q24993
    • "Experimental College: Hexes To Guerrilla Training."

    • 1968 September 25
    • This article discusses the opening of the New Alabama Experimental College in Tuscaloosa. The school "gives no tests, no lectures and no credit" but rather "exists to offer the student the chance to explore issues, questions and topics which he...
    • Q20117 - Q20118
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934 September 7
    • This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
    • Q24988 - Q24989
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958 August 27
    • This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
    • Q20169
    • "It Means a New Constitution."

    • 1900 August 10
    • This article comments on the Democratic victories in the recent election: "In our judgment, the result means a new Constitution for Alabama...The present one is out of date, imperfect and unfitted to present conditions...The perplexing, menacing...
    • Q14561
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877-1878 circa
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • Q12162 - Q12163
    • "Meeting of Chaplains."

    • 1865 May 6
    • Article reporting the organization of a new association for U.S. Army chaplains in Montgomery, Alabama. The group formed committees to arrange mourning services and adopt resolutions regarding the assassination of the president. The resolutions...
    • Q69424
    • "Mr. Davis and the Assassination."

    • 1865 July 3
    • Brief report of Jefferson Davis's response to the death of President Lincoln: "Mr. Davis said that he deplored the event, and trusted that an investigation would prove that no Southern man had any connection with it." Originally published in the...
    • Q69430
    • "Present Position of Alabama."

    • 1849 April 6
    • Letter from Daniel Pratt in Prattville, Alabama, in which he discusses the need for stable banks and financial incentives to draw manufacturers and capitalists to the state. He points out that much of Alabama's potential business is lost to other...
    • Q14491 - Q14492
    • "Robert Lincoln - Gossip in High Life."

    • 1866 April 14
    • Report from the Washington correspondent at the Nashville Republican Banner, discussing the efforts of President Lincoln's son to secure a political position for the father of a woman he intended to marry. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on...
    • Q70348
    • "Roberts Says Loss Is Heavy."

    • 1934 July 17
    • This article discusses the proposed statewide textile strike and its effects. Scott Roberts, president of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturing Association, reports that mill owners may choose to close their businesses temporarily, before employees can...
    • Q24985 - Q24986
    • "Rocket City launches von Braun."

    • 1970 February 25
    • This article describes the ceremonies that were held to honor Dr. Wernher von Braun, before he left Huntsville to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA in Washington, D.C.
    • Q25037 - Q25038
    • "S.C., Fla. Argue Over Bones Of Indian Chief."

    • 1951
    • This article discusses the argument between the states "over the final resting place of Seminole chief Osceola." Osceola died in prison in South Carolina, where he was buried, but representatives of Florida want his remains to be returned to their...
    • Q38024 - Q38026
    • "Selma's 'bloody Sunday' recalled after 10 years."

    • 1975 March 2
    • This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens claim "hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
    • Q34218 - Q34219
    • "Senator Bankhead Votes 'No.'"

    • 1909 November 9
    • This leaflet reprints a letter that Senator John H. Bankhead wrote to Frank V. Evans, editor of The Walker County News. In it he explains why he does not support the proposed prohibition amendment to the Alabama constitution. He argues that...
    • Q20206 - Q20209
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "Sergt. Grenier Wins Bronze Star Medal."

    • 1945 circa
    • 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.
    • Q7175
    • "Signifcant [sic] Letter."

    • 1866 April 14
    • Excerpt of a letter from Ward Hill Lamon, former U.S. Marshal, to President Johnson. In it Lamon, a close friend of Abraham Lincoln, explains the late president's plans for restoring the Union after the war: "I was made entirely certain by his own...
    • Q70338
    • "Statement by Mr. Boykin."

    • 1935 April 7
    • This statement was written during Boykin's first campaign. In it he addresses issues such as labor, industry, internal improvements, and veteran benefits.
    • Q6415

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