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  • Subject: Civil rights
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    • ''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
    • "8 Negroes Here Ask Court Erase Parks Barriers."

    • 1958-12-23
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902-11-08
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • 1931-03-25
    • This article gives details about the arrest of the "Scottsboro Boys" and their alleged assault of Ruby Bates and Victoria Price ("one of the most brutal attacks in the history of the Tennessee Valley").
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Alabama Council Newsletter," Volume 3, Number 1.

    • 1957-06-00
    • 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"...
    • 2010-01-28
    • "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
    • "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...
    • 2009-09-11
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • 1902-11-11
    • 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."
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Breakdown of White & Negro Voters" in Alabama counties.

    • 1962
    • Some counties only give voter totals with no division by race, and no figures are available for twenty-six counties. The data was compiled by the secretary of state from questionnaires issued to probate judges.
    • 2011-01-13
    • "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
    • "City Commission Determined to Keep Parks Segregated."

    • 1958-12-23
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • "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

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