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  • Description: Birmingham
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    • "30 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • 1926-10-04
    • Advertisement for Whippet automobiles from the Willys-Knight Overland Co. in Birmingham, Alabama: "Smoothness of course - and all the power and performance any light car can offer...PLUS the greatest gasoline economy the world has ever known -...
    • 2011-11-21
    • "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
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929-10-26
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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...
    • 2010-11-12
    • "Court's march order ends at Capitol."

    • 1965-03-24
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the extent of the order issued by U.S. District Judge Frank M. Johnson, which permitted and protected the Selma to Montgomery March: "The order.stops short of approving plans for a demonstration on...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "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
    • "Miners, Fight To Win! Steel Workers, Strike!"

    • 1934
    • Flier issued by the Communist Party in Birmingham, Alabama, urging local steel industry employees ("Working men and women, white and Negro!") to join the general miners' strike: "The miners' strike must be won! They can win the war against the NRA...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "Negro voter may cast deciding ballot Tuesday."

    • 1966-11-06
    • 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...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "The Hoosier Club Plan."

    • 1921-02-10
    • Advertisement for Hoosier cabinets sold at the Jacobs store in Birmingham, Alabama: "This plan enables you to place one of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets in your home on payment of ONE DOLLAR--balance payable on club plan terms of convenient...
    • 2011-11-21
    • "Voter lists up by 31% after federal drive."

    • 1966-10-02
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the increase in the number of registered voters in Alabama following the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "It was an over-all gain of more than 31 per cent which affected the voter totals of virtually all...
    • 2011-01-13
    • "Workers--White and Negro Unite to Win!"

    • 1934
    • Advertisement for a May Day rally sponsored by the International Labor Defense, to be held Birmingham, Alabama, on May 1. The flier encourages unity among workers of both races to "Defy the terror and Jim Crow orders of the bosses" and to resist...
    • 2011-01-13

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