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  • Format: Newspapers
(292 results)



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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
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863-12-27
    • Advertisement offering a reward for the return of a Confederate soldier who ran away from Wayside Hospital in Demopolis, Alabama. The ad gives a full physical description.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "$30 Reward."

    • 1863-12-27
    • 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.
    • 2010-01-25
    • "3 Senatorial Candidates Map Campaigns for Race."

    • 1946-06-26
    • This article by the Associated Press lists the individuals who will compete for the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator John Bankhead. From The Mobile Register.
    • 2009-09-15
    • "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
    • "483 Acres / Chattahooche Land for Sale."

    • 1849-10-16
    • 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.")....
    • 2009-08-24
    • "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
    • "'Because'...it is Convenient and Simple."

    • 1936-04-16
    • Advertisement for electric kitchen appliances from Alabama Power Company: "Can you wonder that women who own modern Electric Ranges are proud of their kitchens? You, too, can BEGIN BEING PROUD OF YOUR KITCHEN." The company advises readers to...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "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
    • "A Substitute Wanted."

    • 1863-05-24
    • Advertisement seeking to hire a replacement for a Confederate soldier, "For which a liberal price will be paid."
    • 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 at the Front."

    • 1944-06-25
    • Page from the Montgomery Advertiser giving news and pictures of Alabamians serving in World War II.
    • 2009-09-18
    • "Alabama Mills Closed 100 P. C. Is Union Claim."

    • 1934-07-17
    • "25,000 Workers Walk Out From Their Jobs / No Disorders Marked Opening of Strike / Six Points Contained in Demands Of Workers For Ending Shut-Down." This article discusses the statewide textile strike by members of the United Textile Workers of...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861-01-16
    • "The Vote Sixty-One to Thirty-Nine!! A Glorious Day!!!" This article announces Alabama's secession from the Union: "Truly, this is glory enough for one day. Our citizens are hailing the new era with demonstrations of profoundest emotion. The...
    • 2010-01-25

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