In 1906, the Montgomery City Council passed an ordinance requiring blacks and whites to ride on separate streetcars. The Montgomery Traction Company, owner of the streetcars, refused to comply because it would not have been profitable. It would...
In the letter DeWitt gives details about the death of Julius Frank Hardeman, the son of Mrs. Neigels. He also encloses a photograph of the patch Hardeman wore. DeWitt and Hardeman had served together in the U.S. Army in Korea. A transcript of the...
At the start of the Civil War, Dent was a 1st lieutenant of the Eufaula Rifles, which became Company B of the 1st Alabama Infantry; he was eventually promoted to captain and commanded Dent's Battery (formerly Robertson's Battery). In the letter...
Lucy was the widow of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend Mary's husband, Edward. In the letter she thanks Mary for a photograph she recently sent, and she asks for news of the Harris family and other mutual acquaintances.
During the war, Warrick served in the Coosa Home Guards, and he was a private in Company C of the 34th Alabama Infantry. In the letter Warrick discourages his wife from visiting the camp because of the difficult living conditions: "I want to see...
In the letter Bankhead thanks his daughter for the photograph and roses she sent, and he discusses his recuperation from a recent accident. He also mentions a significant role for which Tallulah has auditioned: "We are all on edge to know if you...
The material was assembled by E. F. Holman, principal of the school. In the reports the teachers describe the studies and activities their classes engaged in throughout the school year. Photographs of the students are often included.
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