This article from the Mobile Press-Register recounts the events of "Bloody Sunday," which some citizens claim "hastened the passage of the voting rights act by Congress" in 1965. It then examines current conditions for African Americans in the...
In the passages Pénicaut describes fighting between the French settlers and local Indian tribes (especially the Alibamons); recounts a visit with the Natchez Indians on the Mississippi River, during which he observed the tribe's customs and...
From May 1861 to early 1862 Bolling Hall, Jr., served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letter he describes a recent battle ("one of the most complete victories ever gained"), which took place on a Sunday: "It was certainly an eventful day. The...
In this letter to his son, Frank describes the presidential inauguration of 1941, offers advice on purchasing a new car, recounts a hunt at the McIntosh lodge, and mentions recent acquisitions for Mobile.
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he recounts a recent visit with his father, and he discusses the sickness and death he has witnessed during the war: "Dear Sister it is...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes the lodging and food in the camp: "Our camps are on the side of a mountain which makes it very unpleasant but still our houses are...
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