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    • "Selma's 'bloody Sunday' recalled after 10 years."

    • 1975 March 2
    • This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens claim "hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
    • Q34218 - Q34219
    • "They're After Wallace."

    • 1970 April 13
    • Article from The Dothan Eagle, which quotes several newspaper columns to "substantiate what Governor George Wallace has been saying all along--that outside money, pressures and influences are being used within Alabama to defeat him, that the...
    • Q30154
    • "Rocket City launches von Braun."

    • 1970 February 25
    • This article describes the ceremonies that were held to honor Dr. Wernher von Braun, before he left Huntsville to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA in Washington, D.C.
    • Q25037 - Q25038
    • "Grateful city says 'auf Widersehen.'"

    • 1970 February 24
    • This article describes the parade and ceremonies that will take place in Huntsville to honor Dr. Wernher von Braun, who will be moving to Washington, D.C., to serve as Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning at NASA.
    • Q25041 - Q25042
    • "Experimental College: Hexes To Guerrilla Training."

    • 1968 September 25
    • This article discusses the opening of the New Alabama Experimental College in Tuscaloosa. The school "gives no tests, no lectures and no credit" but rather "exists to offer the student the chance to explore issues, questions and topics which he...
    • Q20117 - Q20118
    • "A Tribute to Two Leaders."

    • 1967 September 28
    • Robert Sikes submitted the statement in this issue of the Congressional Record as a tribute to both Frank Boykin and Ed Ball. It includes a letter and an article from Boykin, which praise Ball for his philanthropic work.
    • Q6154 - Q6155
    • "Negro voter may cast deciding ballot Tuesday."

    • 1966 November 6
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the role of African American voters in Alabama's upcoming gubernatorial election. It examines the factors that will influence the "power of the Negro vote" in the three-way contest, including voter...
    • Q34220
    • "Voter lists up by 31% after federal drive."

    • 1966 October 2
    • This article from the Birmingham News discusses the increase in the number of registered voters in Alabama following the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "It was an over-all gain of more than 31 per cent which affected the voter totals of virtually all...
    • Q34221
    • "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
    • "Wet Marchers Pass Halfway Point."

    • 1965 March 23
    • This article from the Alabama Journal discusses the progress of the Selma to Montgomery March, describing conditions of the road and campsites; distances walked each day; protection provided by the National Guard; the leaders of the demonstration;...
    • Q34215 - Q34216
    • "Mr. Boykin Would Be Wise Choice."

    • 1962 August 23
    • This article suggests that Boykin, the unsuccessful candidate in the recent statewide congressional election, would be a good lobbyist for Alabama in Washington, D.C. From the Wilcox Progressive Era.
    • Q6640
    • "Boykin Plans Another Race."

    • 1961 November 1
    • This article announces Boykin's intention to run for reelection in the 1962 congressional campaign, and it also mentions his current committee membership. From The Mobile Press.
    • Q6631
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Group Led by Boykin."

    • 1957-1958 circa
    • This article describes a group of Southern Democratic congressmen, led by Boykin, who oppose pending civil rights legislation.
    • Q6629
    • "McIntosh Chemical Plant Nears Completion."

    • 1952 March 27
    • This article by Elsie Stallworth describes products and facilities of the new Mathieson Chemical Corporation plant in McIntosh, Alabama. Boykin is pictured in the article with the vice president of the company. From The Citronelle Call.
    • Q6621
    • Osceola's Skull May Have Burned In Paris Fire.

    • 1951 February 5
    • This article from the Spartanburg Journal discusses the argument between South Carolina and Florida over the proper burial place for Chief Osceola's remains. It mentions that his skull was stolen from the grave and was once in the possession of Dr....
    • Q38022 - Q38023
    • "S.C., Fla. Argue Over Bones Of Indian Chief."

    • 1951
    • This article discusses the argument between the states "over the final resting place of Seminole chief Osceola." Osceola died in prison in South Carolina, where he was buried, but representatives of Florida want his remains to be returned to their...
    • Q38024 - Q38026
    • "Boykin Predicts Short Congress."

    • 1949 September 22
    • In this article, Boykin mentions some of the matters to be settled in the upcoming session of Congress. From The Mobile Press.
    • Q6587
    • "The Slavery Question in California."

    • 1849 April 6
    • The article argues that slavery will not be permitted in California and quotes a statement from a New York newspaper: "No action of Congress can decide the question; it is already decided by the impossibility of retaining slaves, by the character...
    • Q14493
    • "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
    • "Talks Set Tonight on Dauphin Bridge."

    • 1948 October 18
    • This article announces a meeting to discuss the construction of a bridge connecting Dauphin Island to the mainland. From The Mobile Press.
    • Q6576
    • "Boykin Seeks U.S. Aid Fighting Fire Ant Problem."

    • 1948 October 10
    • This article by Bill Ziebach describes Boykin's efforts to get federal assistance in investigating and exterminating the fire ants infesting the southeastern United States. From The Mobile Press-Register.
    • Q6575
    • "Mobile Takes on Carnival Air as Football Fever Hits City."

    • 1948 September 30
    • This article deals with an upcoming football game between the University of Alabama and Vanderbilt University at a new stadium in Mobile. Among the dignitaries who plan to attend are Boykin and several other congressmen. From The Mobile Register.
    • Q6568
    • "Predict Record Vote for Boykin."

    • 1948 April 30
    • This article voices confidence in Boykin's campaign and mentions his stand on issues such as labor, industry, veterans, agriculture, and civil rights. From The Mobile Veterans News.
    • Q6548
    • "3 Senatorial Candidates Map Campaigns for Race."

    • 1946 June 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.
    • Q6502
    • "Rep. Boykin Suggests Vets' Housing Meeting."

    • 1945 December 28
    • This article gives Boykin's views on housing for veterans, the disposal of battleships after war, and the implementation of the approved Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway proposal. From The Mobile Register.
    • Q6495
    • "Well that's Washington."

    • 1945 June 24
    • This article by George Dixon discusses Boykin's desire to find a dog for President Truman, and it describes his hobby of rescuing dogs from the pound and sending them to friends and constituents. From the Times-Herald.
    • Q6537
    • "Boykin Votes to Kill Veto on Farm Workers."

    • 1945 May 4
    • This article discusses Boykin's opposition to the presidential veto of a bill proposing draft deferments for farm employees. From The Mobile Register.
    • Q6508

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