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    • ''The 'Jim Crow' Car."

    • ''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 miles on a gallon / Economy that only Whippet owners enjoy."

    • "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
    • "Boycott of the Cars."

    • "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
    • "Cars Not Boycotted."

    • "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
    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • "Ignoring the Segregation Ordinance."

    • 1902-12-02

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • "Jim Crow Cars."

    • 1900-07-24

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Montevallo's New $87,000 Bridge Will Be Open In A Few Days."

    • "Montevallo's New $87,000 Bridge Will Be Open In A Few Days."

    • 1936-07-23

    • 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...

    • 2010-07-27
    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • "New Bridge Soon to Be Open."

    • 1936-04-30

    • 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...

    • 2010-07-27
    • "Orville Wright Plans Changes."

    • "Orville Wright Plans Changes."

    • 1910-03-26

    • 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...

    • 2010-06-09
    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • "Pensacola's Street Car Boycott by Negroes."

    • 1905-05-17

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Platform of the American Independent Party."

    • "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...

    • 2012-01-27
    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • "Race Separation in the Street Cars."

    • 1902-11-05

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Race Separation."

    • "Race Separation."

    • 1900-08-11

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902-12-02

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Separation of Races."

    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902-11-04

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • "Whites and Blacks To Be Separated."

    • 1900-07-03

    • 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...

    • 2010-01-25

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