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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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "A Negro New Jerusalem."

    • 1902 November 8
    • 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...
    • Q17440 - Q17441
    • "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
    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • 1931 March 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").
    • Q24889
    • "Alabama Mills Closed 100 P. C. Is Union Claim."

    • 1934 July 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...
    • Q24985, Q24987
    • "Alabama Must Furnish 13,612 In First Draft."

    • 1917 July 13
    • This article from the Montgomery Journal discusses the first draft of World War I, and lists the number of men who will be selected from each state.
    • Q78176
    • "Alabama Out of the Union!"

    • 1861 January 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...
    • Q17489
    • "Alabama Voters To Determine Fate Of Third National Party?"

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    • Article written by Bill Kennedy for his column, "Branch Head Bill Says!" In it Kennedy promotes George Wallace because he poses the "threat of a third national party," which he proved when he "organized and led a 10-million-vote...
    • Q30140
    • "Alabama Will Secede."

    • 1861 January 9
    • This article discusses the likeliness that Alabama will secede from the Union: "A large majority of the members of our Convention will not hesitate a moment to co-operate with South Carolina, Florida and Mississippi in the formation of a Southern...
    • Q17484
    • "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
    • "An Alabamian Brings a Juggernaut to Life."

    • 1940 September 15
    • Article from the Montgomery Advertiser about Brigadier General Charles L. Scott, who formed the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army at at Fort Benning, Georgia. George S. Patton (only a colonel at the time) was in charge of training under...
    • Q14179 - Q14184
    • "Anniston Mills Running Again."

    • 1934 September 26
    • "Normal Employment Is Expected To Be Reached In A Short Time." This article discusses the resumption of activity in Calhoun County's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike).
    • Q25001
    • "As to An Immigration Bureau."

    • 1902 November 7
    • This article reports that the German Immigration Society of Birmingham supports the establishment of a state immigration bureau and a commissioner who will be responsible for recruiting white farmers to Alabama. The Society stresses that it does...
    • Q17438 - Q17439
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article argues that the stock market crash was inevitable because "the country had gone speculation mad"; while the country will suffer "painful consequences," the author predicts that "the shock will not be so severe as it has been on former...
    • Q17412
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929 October 25
    • This article describes reaction to "Black Thursday," October 24, 1929; according to the author, the atmosphere of the stock exchange was mostly calm and businesslike while the public on the street was in a frenzy: "Looking down from the meager...
    • Q14567 - Q14568, Q17405
    • "Boost Boykin for High Post."

    • 1936 January 11
    • This article describes efforts to have Boykin appointed to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, where his constituents feel he could serve them best. From The Mobile Times.
    • Q6449
    • "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
    • "Boykin Fighting Industry Curbs."

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    • This article by the Associated Press discusses Boykin's fight against pricing and licensing restrictions hindering the sale of surplus naval stores. From The Mobile Press-Register.
    • Q6503
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Boykin Says Mobile to Get Federal Aid."

    • 1945
    • This article describes the federal funds Mobile will receive to assist its school system during the war. From The Montgomery Advertiser.
    • Q6504
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Boykin Wears a Smile."

    • 1936 April 14
    • In this article Boykin describes the work he has done for the first district while in office, and he is confident that he will be reelected for the position. From the Mobile Times.
    • Q6454 - Q6455
    • "Bronze Star."

    • 1945 circa
    • Newspaper article describing Grenier's heroism at the Remagan Bridge across the Rhine River in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.
    • Q7176
    • "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
    • "Citizens' Meeting at Odd Fellows' Hall."

    • 1865 April 22
    • Article reporting a meeting in Mobile, Alabama, at which "the oldest and most prominent citizens" decried the assassination of President Lincoln: "All differences of political opinion were, for the nonce buried, and with one accord the people...
    • Q69438
    • "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
    • "Conditions Good, Says President."

    • 1929 October 26
    • This article reports that the nation's financial condition is sound despite the stock market crash on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The fundamental business of the country is on a sound and profitable basis, President Hoover asserted Friday, in a...
    • Q17408
    • "Congressman on Right Track."

    • 1937 January 16
    • This article praises Boykin for his efforts to develop the natural resources in the first district. From The Mobile Times.
    • Q6458
    • "Conscripts Under Eighteen and Over Forty-Five."

    • 1864 April 8
    • This article cites The Richmond Whig, which reports that Confederate conscription has been extended to men between the ages of 17 and 50. This was the second time the age range had been increased; originally, only men between 18 and 35 years were...
    • Q14565
    • "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
    • "Crash May Liven Business."

    • 1929 October 30
    • "Many Branches Of Trade To Be Benefited, View Of Fiscal Officials." This article suggests that the recent stock market crash will benefit many businesses because of resulting "easy money rates, accompanied by a rejuvenated bond market and a...
    • Q17413, Q17416
    • "Death Penalty for Crime."

    • 1931 April 25
    • Thomas Walker Wallace wrote this piece for his column "Here and There," which was published in the Birmingham Reporter, an African American newspaper. In it he argues against the death penalty. While he concedes that "It seems reasonable that when...
    • Q24978

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