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    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • 1896 May 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...
    • Q17544
    • "30 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • 1926 October 4
    • 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 -...
    • Q45722
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Montevallo's New $87,000 Bridge Will Be Open In A Few Days."

    • 1936 July 23
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama. The bridge was built as part of the Works Progress Administration: "The new bridge pictured above bears the distinction of...
    • Q24971
    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • 1936 April 30
    • This article discusses the completion of a bridge over the Southern Railway tracks and Shoal Creek in Montevallo, Alabama: "Montevallo will hail the opening of the new bridge with much joy. It will make a most fitting and impressive entrance to the...
    • Q24969
    • "Orville Wright Plans Changes."

    • 1910 March 26
    • This article explains that upcoming trial flights at the training camp in Montgomery, Alabama, may be delayed because of adjustments made to the design of the aircraft. The article also discusses the admittance of visitors to the camp: "After the...
    • Q21774
    • "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
    • "Platform of the American Independent Party."

    • 1968
    • Brochure issued during the 1968 presidential campaign of George Wallace. The publication describes the party's stance on the following issues: domestic policy; local government; the federal judiciary; private property; crime and disorder; cities...
    • Q36100 - Q36115
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Wanted to Hire 600 Negroes."

    • 1863 December 27
    • Advertisement seeking six hundred slaves to work building railroads in central Alabama.
    • Q17465
    • "Wanted to Hire 600 Negroes."

    • 1864 January 24
    • Advertisement seeking six hundred slaves to work building railroads in central Alabama.
    • Q17467
    • "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

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