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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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Breakdown of White & Negro Voters" in Alabama counties.

    • 1962
    • Some counties only give voter totals with no division by race, and no figures are available for twenty-six counties. The data was compiled by the secretary of state from questionnaires issued to probate judges.
    • Q34222
    • "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
    • "Civil Rights in Alabama."

    • 1874
    • In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
    • Q24122 - Q24131
    • "Commission from the State of Alabama."

    • 1861 January 9
    • Letter from L. W. Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama, to the governor and legislature of North Carolina. Garrott and Smith explain that because of the recent election of a Republican president, the governor of Alabama has called for a...
    • Q17488
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Efforts Being Made to Break Textile Tie-Up."

    • 1934 September 17
    • This article discusses the progress of the nationwide textile strike. While several states have called up state troops to open picketed mills, the government in Alabama has not interfered with the strike: "These disturbances were in sharp contrast...
    • Q24993
    • "Emigration to California."

    • 1849 March 23
    • Brief notice about western settlement: "The tide of emigration to California knows no abatement. Ship load after ship load leaves our shores. We rejoice to know that citizens of good character constitute so large a portion of the emigrants."
    • Q14490
    • "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
    • "Flying Squadrons Closing Down Mills."

    • 1934 September 7
    • This article discusses the involvement of transient union members in Southern mills during the nationwide textile strike: "Flying squadrons are closing down mills in the south and east when there is a small minority of union operatives in any plant...
    • Q24988 - Q24989
    • "Glory Enough for One Day."

    • 1861 April 17
    • This article describes reaction to the surrender of Fort Sumter to Confederate forces: "The people were pleased to know that Major Anderson had been compelled to haul down the stars and stripes of the Abolition government, and that in their place...
    • Q17523
    • "Important Correspondence. Shall a Lenient Policy Be Continued?"

    • 1865 May 8
    • Correspondence regarding a proposed policy of leniency toward citizens of Mississippi who wish to cooperate with the federal government. In the first letter, Brigadier General J. W. Davidson expresses concern that the strategy will not be adopted...
    • Q69441
    • "Keep Your Place in Space!"

    • 1961
    • Booklet promoting the proposed Amendment No. 2, which would provide for a bond issue to raise $3,000,000 for the construction of the Alabama Research Institute. By attracting space agencies and other scientific industries, the Institute would...
    • Q49313 - Q49317
    • "Law Abiding Democrats to the Front!"

    • 1877-1878 circa
    • Leaflet addressed to Democrats in Dallas County, Alabama, urging them to vote for the "good and true men" of the party, who will not resort to illegal methods to gain political power: "They will tell you, that when bad men are elected to office,...
    • Q12162 - Q12163
    • "Mill Whistles Sound, Workers Back on Jobs."

    • 1934 September 26
    • This article discusses the resumption of activity in several of Huntsville's cotton mills after the unsuccessful nationwide textile strike (which began as a statewide strike): "No discriminations of any kind were reported today as the textile...
    • Q25002
    • "Mr. Davis and the Assassination."

    • 1865 July 3
    • Brief report of Jefferson Davis's response to the death of President Lincoln: "Mr. Davis said that he deplored the event, and trusted that an investigation would prove that no Southern man had any connection with it." Originally published in the...
    • Q69430
    • "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
    • "Removal of the Capital."

    • 1861 May 22
    • This article responds to rumors that the Confederate capital will be moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The author argues that no change should be made because Montgomery is a central location with access to river and railroads;...
    • Q17529
    • "Separation Law Ignored."

    • 1902 December 2
    • 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...
    • Q17448 - Q17449
    • "Separation of Races."

    • 1902 November 4
    • 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...
    • Q17436
    • "Slavery Extension."

    • 1856 June 24
    • Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
    • Q62220
    • "The Agree That Business is Sound."

    • 1929 October 29
    • This article reports that the country's financial leaders do not believe that the stock market crash will have long-lasting negative effects on business: "All business and industrial leaders and all persons in official positions whose opinion is...
    • Q17457
    • "The German Warnings No Justification."

    • 1915 May 9
    • 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...
    • Q20114
    • "The Inauguration."

    • 1861 February 20
    • This article describes the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis in Montgomery: "No man, not even Gen. Washington, was ever called to preside over a people with more general acclamation and confidence than Gen. Davis. His past services and...
    • Q17502
    • "The Lease of State Convicts."

    • 1902 November 9
    • This article reports that state convicts will no longer be leased to coal mines in Alabama: "This determination has been brought about by the advice of Physician Inspector Bragg, who says a change in conditions is necessary to preserve the life and...
    • Q17442
    • "The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America."

    • 1861 April 10
    • This article discusses the ratification of the Confederate constitution and the recent formation of the Confederate States. It defends secession, praises the actions and intent of the people, and predicts a bright future for the new government:...
    • Q17518
    • "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
    • "VE (Victory in Europe) Plan for Jefferson County, Alabama."

    • 1944
    • Plan developed by a committee called together by Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor "for the purpose of considering ways and means of coordinating plans for the proper observance of VE Day"; the theme of the celebration will be "Every Citizen at...
    • Q34180 - Q34181
    • "Wallace for All Alabama."

    • 1970 May
    • Leaflet promoting George Wallace in the 1970 gubernatorial campaign. It lists "Seven Proven Reasons Why Wallace Can Do More for You as Governor!" These include his experience, leadership and motivation; plans to continue his wife's programs ("which...
    • Q30136 - Q30137
    • "Washington Seeks to Keep People of U.S. in Cool Mind."

    • 1915 May 8
    • 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...
    • Q20097, Q20111
    • "Who Is the State of Alabama?"

    • 1923
    • Leaflet issued by the Statewide Campaign Committee for the Abolishment of the Convict Contract System, explaining why the campaign has failed thus far: "No successful effort was made to develop a comprehensive system of employing convicts then...
    • Q15061 - Q15063
    • Alabama Constitution of 1819.

    • 1819 August 2
    • The constitution includes articles on the following subjects: preamble; declaration of rights; distribution of powers; legislative department; executive department; militia; judicial department; education; impeachment; taxation; and slavery. The...
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    • Biennial report of the Alabama Insane Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

    • 1891-1892
    • 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...
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    • Charge to the grand jury by Judge Charles Tait.

    • 1825 June 20
    • In his introduction, Tait reminds the men of the jury that they are performing a vital civic duty: "We should never forget that true patriotism consists in devotion to our constitutions and the laws emanating from them - that there is no true...
    • Q13943 - Q13951, Q14252

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