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  • Description: Ordinance
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    • Letter from John Bragg in Montgomery, Alabama, to Colin J. McRae.

    • 1861 January 21
    • Bragg wrote this letter while representing Mobile County at the Alabama constitutional convention of 1861 (also known as the Secession Convention). In the letter Bragg discusses events at the assembly, including McRae's election as a delegate to...
    • Q14854 - Q14857
    • "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
    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900 August 11
    • This article cites a newspaper from Washington, D.C., which predicts that segregationist sentiment in the nation's capital will lead to "Jim Crow" street cars there: "What is true in Washington is true elsewhere, and especially in the South. The...
    • Q14562
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900 July 3
    • This article reports on a recent meeting of the Montgomery city council, at which the aldermen discussed a proposed ordinance to segregate street railroads; the ordinance would not require separate cars for the races, which had been a concern of...
    • Q17401
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • 1902 November 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."
    • Q17443
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905 May 17
    • This article reports that African Americans in Pensacola, Florida, are boycotting street railroads to protest a proposed segregation ordinance. The article argues that while this response is common in cities with similar laws, the boycotts are...
    • Q17450
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • This article reports that the city ordinance segregating street cars is still in force, despite a local company's decision to ignore it. The head of the Mobile Light and Railroad Company adopted this policy because of uncooperative passengers and...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "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
    • "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

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