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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
    • "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 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
    • "Alabama Council Newsletter," Volume 3, Number 1.

    • 1957 June
    • This newsletter was published by the Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc., "An Organization to Attain, Through Research and Action, Equal Opportunities for All People of Alabama." This issue includes articles on "segregation by intimidation"...
    • Q18356 - Q18360
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the president of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company is challenging the new city ordinance requiring white and African American passengers to be seated in separate sections on street cars. His company is having trouble...
    • Q17444 - Q17445
    • "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
    • "Negro voter may cast deciding ballot Tuesday."

    • 1966 November 6
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the role of African American voters in Alabama's upcoming gubernatorial election. It examines the factors that will influence the "power of the Negro vote" in the three-way contest, including voter...
    • Q34220
    • "Negroes' Most Urgent Needs."

    • 1955 March
    • Flier issued by African American citizens in Montgomery, Alabama, to expose the injustices and unacceptable living conditions affecting their community.
    • Q2571
    • "New Home Sought For State Archives."

    • 1936 July 2
    • This article discusses a campaign begun by the American Legion of Alabama to raise money for a memorial building in Montgomery, which would also function as the state archives: "The proposed fireproof building will hold the state's valuable...
    • Q24970
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902 November 5
    • This article compares street car ordinances in Mobile and New Orleans: "Of the two the Mobile law seems to be the best, for it does not require the making of separate compartments in the cars, but simply that white passengers shall be seated in the...
    • Q17437
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902 November 4
    • This article reports the reactions of both African American and white citizens to the new ordinance requiring segregation on Montgomery street cars: "As a rule no trouble was experienced and the only thing noticeable was the absence of negroes from...
    • Q17436
    • "Strung Up."

    • 1889 January 16
    • Article from The Weekly Herald about the lynching of George Meadows at Pratt Mines in Jefferson County, Alabama. Meadows, an African American, was accused of assaulting a white woman and killing her young son.
    • Q14131 - Q14137
    • "The German Warnings No Justification."

    • 1915 May 9
    • This article discusses the notices issued by the German embassy before the Lusitania set sail, which informed passengers that they would be traveling in a war zone on a ship that might be subject to attack. The article argues that such warnings do...
    • Q20114
    • "This Is 'Small Business' Sentiment Toward Boykin."

    • 1948 April 29
    • This political advertisement emphasizes Boykin's work on behalf of small businesses. It includes a letter from the chairman of the Conference of American Small Business Organizations. From The Citronelle Call.
    • Q6566
    • "This Time Vote American Independent Party."

    • 1970
    • Brochure promoting the American Independent Party in California. The publication discusses the principles, goals, and candidates of the party, which was "founded on the tradition and ideals of George C. Wallace, our founder and recognized national...
    • Q12964 - Q12965
    • "To the Republicans of Dallas!"

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    • Flier addressed to freedmen in Dallas County, Alabama, warning them of "recent converts to Republicanism" who will compete for their vote in the upcoming county elections. All the questionable candidates are mentioned, with evidence of their...
    • Q12161
    • "Votes for Women!"

    • 1919
    • Flier from the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association, relating women's suffrage to the fight for independence during the American Revolution: "The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt...
    • Q12522
    • "Wallace for Governor."

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    • Brochure promoting George Wallace in the 1970 gubernatorial campaign. It discusses the "highlights and achievements" of the previous Wallace administrations (both his and Lurleen's), ending with their commitment to the "American Way of Life". The...
    • Q30072 - Q30073, Q30076
    • "Was There a Black Bloc Vote???"

    • 1970 May
    • Flier listing votes cast for Albert Brewer and George Wallace during the Democratic primary, held on May 5, 1970. The figures are only reported from select voting districts in counties with large African American populations (Dallas, Jefferson,...
    • Q30138
    • "Washington Seeks to Keep People of U.S. in Cool Mind."

    • 1915 May 8
    • This article describes the response of United States citizens and government officials to the news about the Lusitania: "The most significant feature of the situation created in America by the sinking of the Lusitania, as viewed by official...
    • Q20097, Q20111
    • "Will Separate Races on Cars."

    • 1900 August 7
    • This article announces that the Montgomery city council has adopted an ordinance to segregate street cars: "...all street railroads operated in the City of Montgomery and its police jurisdiction shall provide separate accommodations for white...
    • Q17402
    • "You Must Vote - If We're to Keep Alabama White!

    • 1960 May
    • Flier issued by the Committee for Free Democratic Electors, encouraging voters to choose electors who "will protect to the utmost our Southern Way of Life" when participating in the 1960 presidential election. They oppose the "National 'Loyalist'...
    • Q48491
    • Alabama Election News, volume 1, number 1.

    • 1970 May 27
    • This newsletter, a paid political advertisement by the Committee for an Informed Electorate, promotes George Wallace in the gubernatorial campaign. Many of the articles and advertisements focus on the support Albert Brewer (Wallace's opponent) is...
    • Q30141 - Q30148
    • Correspondence dealing with a proposed dog fight in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

    • 1934 January
    • The first two letters, written January 20 and 22, 1934, are from American Humane Association representatives Richard C. Craven and N. J. Walker. They inform Governor Benjamin Miller of dog fights to be held in Tuscaloosa by the American Pit Bull...
    • Q12331 - Q12335
    • Diary kept by Syndenham Moore during the Mexican-American War.

    • 1846-1847
    • During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the diary he describes his war service from May 26, 1846, to May 13, 1847. He mentions troop movements in Mexico and...
    • Q15518 - Q15679

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