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    • Enrollment record for West End School in Montgomery, Alabama.

    • 1911-1917
    • These pages record the individual students enrolled in different grades at the school. Each list gives the names of the students and their parents; their home addresses; the dates they entered school; and, when applicable, the dates and reasons for...
    • "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 French Criticism on the Bancroft Oration."

    • 1866 February 22
    • Excerpts from a French newspaper, criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 22, 1866.
    • Q70345
    • "A Proclamation by the President."

    • 1865 May 8
    • Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: " be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their...
    • Q69460
    • "Alabama at the Front."

    • 1944 June 25
    • Page from the Montgomery Advertiser giving news and pictures of Alabamians serving in World War II.
    • Q14175 - Q14178
    • "Alabama Must Furnish 13,612 In First Draft."

    • 1917 July 13
    • This article from the Montgomery Journal discusses the first draft of World War I, and lists the number of men who will be selected from each state.
    • Q78176
    • "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 Alabamian Brings a Juggernaut to Life."

    • 1940 September 15
    • Article from the Montgomery Advertiser about Brigadier General Charles L. Scott, who formed the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army at at Fort Benning, Georgia. George S. Patton (only a colonel at the time) was in charge of training under...
    • Q14179 - Q14184
    • "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
    • "Boykin Says Mobile to Get Federal Aid."

    • 1945
    • This article describes the federal funds Mobile will receive to assist its school system during the war. From The Montgomery Advertiser.
    • Q6504
    • "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
    • "City Commission Determined to Keep Parks Segregated."

    • 1958 December 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...
    • Q17542 - Q17543
    • "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
    • "Committee to Receive President Davis."

    • 1861 February 13
    • Letter from Governor A. B. Moore, inviting twenty-one men from Alabama to escort President-elect Jefferson Davis to Montgomery.
    • Q17499
    • "Court's march order ends at Capitol."

    • 1965 March 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...
    • Q34214
    • "Dainty Cottage Home, Costing $2,600."

    • 1910 July 2
    • Advertisement for a new house in Montgomery, Alabama, describing its dimensions, layout, and building materials. The house was designed by Charles S. Sedgwick.
    • Q14525
    • "Danger from a Broken Spine!"

    • 1866 February 16
    • This editorial argues for a reinstitution of the writ of habeas corpus by drawing on a colorful statement made by President Lincoln in a message sent to General Joe Hooker: "I wouldn't take any risk of being entangled up the river, like an ox half...
    • Q70339
    • "Eight Alabama Soldiers Gain Highest Award."

    • 1948 December 19
    • Article from The Montgomery Advertiser about the eight Alabamians who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor: from the Civil War, Richard Taylor; from the Philippine Insurrection, Gordon Johnston; from World War I, Sidney E. Manning; from...
    • Q14165 - Q14167
    • "Frothy Grandiloquence."

    • 1866 February 23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. Originally published in The New York World; reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on February 23, 1866.
    • Q70347
    • "Further Particulars of the Washington Tragedy."

    • 1865 May 1
    • Dispatches reporting events after the assassination of President Lincoln. They give details about the attacks on the presidents and Secretary of State Seward; Lincoln's death and Seward's recovery; the inauguration of President Johnson; the...
    • Q69421
    • "Heed Their Rising Voices."

    • 1960 March 29
    • Copy of an advertisement published in The New York Times by the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. The ad describes nonviolent civil rights demonstrations across the South, specifically mentioning a...
    • Q25058 - Q25060, Q25068
    • "Important Correspondence. Shall a Lenient Policy Be Continued?"

    • 1865 May 8
    • Correspondence regarding a proposed policy of leniency toward citizens of Mississippi who wish to cooperate with the federal government. In the first letter, Brigadier General J. W. Davidson expresses concern that the strategy will not be adopted...
    • Q69441
    • "Integrated Bus Suggestions."

    • 1956 December 19
    • This flier was issued by the Montgomery Improvement Association after the end of the bus boycott.
    • Q58433
    • "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
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900 July 24
    • This article responds to a prediction in The Springfield Republican (a newspaper in Massachusetts) that segregated public transportation in the South would not succeed due to economic pressures: "The Republican takes the position that the...
    • Q14558
    • "Late Northern News!"

    • 1865 April 22
    • Reports from Memphis, Tennessee, giving details and updates about the death of President Lincoln (published in the Montgomery Daily Advertiser on April 22, 1865). They also state that Secretary of State Seward has been killed, but that...
    • Q69415
    • "Lincoln and Palmerston."

    • 1866 February 23
    • Editorial criticizing the memorial address delivered by George Bancroft on the birthday of the late President Lincoln. In particular, the piece scoffs at the comparison drawn between Lincoln and Lord Palmerston of Great Britain: "This comparison is...
    • Q70346
    • "Local Military Matters."

    • 1898 May 11
    • This article discusses activities and news in the three military camps in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. It specifically mentions one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) who fainted from the heat...
    • Q25030
    • "Local Regiment to Enter Camp."

    • 1898 May 5
    • This article discusses activities and news at Camp Clark in Mobile, Alabama, where the men are preparing to fight in the Spanish-American War. Two companies from Mobile will soon join the camp, and one soldier (of the Montgomery Greys) was recently...
    • Q25025
    • "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
    • "Mr. Lincoln - Some Anecdotes of Him."

    • 1865 June 8
    • Several brief stories illustrating President Lincoln's kind, patient, and congenial personality. All were submitted by a journalist from the New York World. They were reprinted in the Montgomery Daily Mail on June 8, 1865.
    • Q69429
    • "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
    • "No Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article refutes rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, mentioning the expense and loss of stability such a move would cause: "We can hardly conceive that a body composed as is the...
    • Q17530
    • "Oath Davis Took In '61 Is Repeated."

    • 1961 February 19
    • This article describes the Civil War centennial celebration in Montgomery, Alabama, with an emphasis on the reenactment of the inauguration of Jefferson Davis. Several images of the event are included. From The Clarion-Ledger of Jacksonville,...
    • Q14230 - Q14231
    • "Official Score Book" of the Montgomery Base Ball Club.

    • 1914
    • The Montgomery Billikens were a minor league team and members of the Southern League. The book is full of advertisements (including many for alcohol), but it also gives game schedules, park rules, and score cards: "In preparing this Score Book we...
    • Q49232 - Q49242


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