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    • "8 Negroes Here Ask Court Erase Parks Barriers."

    • 1958-12-23
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "Advertising Acceptability Standards" for The New York Times.

    • 1960-04-01
    • The pamphlet begins with the following policy statement: "The New York Times endeavors to exclude misleading, inaccurate and fraudulent advertisements and unfair competitive statements in advertising. The chief purpose of this policy of The Times...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "An Old Man A Convict."

    • 1901-04-28
    • Letter from James Foster, a 68-year-old prisoner in Wetumpka, Alabama, to Governor W. J. Samford. In the letter Foster asks the governor to grant him parole. He acknowledges his guilt but argues that his good behavior makes him a worthy candidate...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Back to Normalcy."

    • 1929-10-26
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "City Commission Determined to Keep Parks Segregated."

    • 1958-12-23
    • 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...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "It Is Not To Be In Oak Park."

    • 1958-08-27
    • This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "Many Issues Fall to Low Levels on Wave of Selling."

    • 1929-10-28
    • This article, written the day before "Black Tuesday," reports that "prices broke wide open" in the stock market during the day: "Many of the leaders sold close to the low levels established in last Thursday's dramatic collapse in prices, and some...
    • 2010-01-25
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Roberts Says Loss Is Heavy."

    • 1934-07-17
    • This article discusses the proposed statewide textile strike and its effects. Scott Roberts, president of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturing Association, reports that mill owners may choose to close their businesses temporarily, before employees can...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Rocket City launches von Braun."

    • 1970-02-25
    • 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.
    • 2010-07-27
    • "The German Warnings No Justification."

    • 1915-05-09
    • This article discusses the notices issued by the German embassy before the Lusitania set sail, which informed passengers that they would be traveling in a war zone on a ship that might be subject to attack. The article argues that such warnings do...
    • 2010-04-23
    • "The Hoosier Club Plan."

    • 1921-02-10
    • Advertisement for Hoosier cabinets sold at the Jacobs store in Birmingham, Alabama: "This plan enables you to place one of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets in your home on payment of ONE DOLLAR--balance payable on club plan terms of convenient...
    • 2011-11-21
    • "The Maine Destroyed!"

    • 1898-02-16
    • This article discusses the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana, Cuba; the cause of the explosion on board the ship was unknown at the time. In his initial report, the commander of the ship urged citizens to wait for more...
    • 2010-07-27
    • "Washington Seeks to Keep People of U.S. in Cool Mind."

    • 1915-05-08
    • This article describes the response of United States citizens and government officials to the news about the Lusitania: "The most significant feature of the situation created in America by the sinking of the Lusitania, as viewed by official...
    • 2010-04-23
    • Biennial report of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

    • 1891-00-00
    • Dr. Peter Bryce, the hospital's first superintendent, died before the end of the two-year term covered in this report. In an introductory statement, the members of the board of trustees praise Bryce's work and announce that he will be succeeded by...
    • 2011-09-09

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