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    • "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
    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • "Accused Ravishing Huntsville Girls."

    • 1931-03-25

    • 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").

    • 2010-07-27
    • "An Act Regulating Indian Affairs" in the state of Georgia.

    • "An Act Regulating Indian Affairs" in the state of Georgia.

    • 1835

    • The act makes six provisions for dealing with the Cherokee Indian population of the state during the period of removal. First, it stipulates that U.S. citizens will not be allowed to emigrate to Indian reservations, include those Indians who were...

    • 2010-11-12
    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • "Bell Rings and Roar of Stock Market Subsides."

    • 1929-10-25

    • 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...

    • 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
    • "Colored Citizens Mass Meeting."

    • "Colored Citizens Mass Meeting."

    • 1900

    • Flyer for a prohibition meeting organized by African American ministers in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was held "to protest against colored women visiting barrooms and barroom premises. Also against children visiting such places, for whisky...

    • 2010-11-12
    • "Experimental College: Hexes To Guerrilla Training."

    • "Experimental College: Hexes To Guerrilla Training."

    • 1968-09-25

    • 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...

    • 2010-04-23
    • "Negro voter may cast deciding ballot Tuesday."

    • "Negro voter may cast deciding ballot Tuesday."

    • 1966-11-06

    • 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...

    • 2011-01-13
    • "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
    • "Official Score Book" of the Montgomery Base Ball Club.

    • "Official Score Book" of the Montgomery Base Ball Club.

    • 1914

    • The Montgomery Billikens were a minor league team and members of the Southern League. The book is full of advertisements (including many for alcohol), but it also gives game schedules, park rules, and score cards: "In preparing this Score Book we...

    • 2014-05-15
    • "Revolting in Last Degree in Story of Girls."

    • "Revolting in Last Degree in Story of Girls."

    • 1931-03-26

    • 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 horrible ever perpetrated in the United States"). Three National Guard companies were called up to...

    • 2010-07-27
    • "Rush of Selling Brings History's Wildest Market."

    • "Rush of Selling Brings History's Wildest Market."

    • 1929-10-25

    • This article gives a lively account of the stock market collapse on October 24 ("Black Thursday"): "The remarkable era of avid public speculation in stocks which has swept over the country during the past five years came to a climax today in the...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Sale by Executor."

    • "Sale by Executor."

    • 1864-11-20

    • Advertisement for an upcoming estate sale in Sumter County, Alabama. Included in the auction will be "11 Likely Negroes," livestock, farming tools, furniture, housewares, and "One of the most valuable plantations in the State."

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stock Collapse Hits Cotton, Grain."

    • "Stock Collapse Hits Cotton, Grain."

    • 1929-10-24

    • "Staple Off $2.50 a Bale and Wheat Declines 12 Cents." This article reports stock market conditions on "Black Thursday," when "Stocks were again dumped on the market in terrific volume...and wall Street trading facilities were completely swamped."...

    • 2010-01-25
    • "Stock Market Suffers Swiftest Decline Experienced in Years."

    • "Stock Market Suffers Swiftest Decline Experienced in Years."

    • 1929-10-24

    • This article describes the stock market decline on October 23: "The stock market suffered the swiftest and most hair raising drop in recent financial history today, a sweeping decline far more drastic than anything yet experienced in this modern...

    • 2010-01-25

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