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    Sentiment Date s January 1 1950 to December 31 1950 Location Hamilton Tennessee Jefferson Alabama Tag s Ethics Coal Steel industry Race Relations Steel Coal Industry Discrimination Racial Tension South H S Chamberlain had a problem on his plate back in the mid twentieth century Everyone sought cheap labor in the steel and coal industries but feared employing certain groups of people because of their behavior Blacks treated with trepidation

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    both halted the growth and development of the existing Asian minority groups present in the US 1 This anti Asian sentiment became The Great Migration Date s 1917 to 1922 Location Cook Illinois Tag s Great Migration Discrimination Chicago Many changes and shifts occurred during the early twentieth century Big shifts such as mass movements from different regions in the U S notably African American s Great Migration from the South to the North Around 6 million black migrants were redistributed among the Northern and Western cities later to die down around the first World War A popular destination for these migrants was Chicago A Defensive Policy Unheeded Date s January 1 1940 to December 31 1945 Location Jefferson Alabama Dist Columbia District of Columbia Tag s Unions Black Workers Roosevelt Labor Unions Discrimination Franklin D Roosevelt FDR Very infrequently do presidential policies go unnoticed around the world and especially not so within the United States itself However during the greater part of the Second World War Franklin Delano Roosevelt s positions on racial issues in the workplace were heard and often times not upheld Black workers were barred from facilities producing wartime goods throughout the country Munitions An Uncommon

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    we have succeeded in getting the legislature to enact into law The Alabama Mental Deficiency Bill which looks to establish of The Alabama Home the for Feeble Minded After 20 years of lobbying and research Alabama found itself in position to make An Uncommon Sentiment Date s January 1 1950 to December 31 1950 Location Hamilton Tennessee Jefferson Alabama Tag s Ethics Coal Steel industry Race Relations Steel Coal Industry

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    parade began at 10 00 A M in the lead car President Harding greeted thousands of onlookers waving American flags and eventually traveled to the Tutwiler Hotel The Tutwiler s balcony served as the reviewing stand for the President and his party as the parade traveled past Civil War veterans groups of industrial workers National Guardsmen the whole city turned out for the Presidential visit Harding s official address to the city was delivered in Woodrow Wilson Park at 11 30 A M to a large crowd of the fast growing city Harding s plan was to use this speech to make his first public show of support for the Republican National Committee s plans to reorganize the party in the South He explained that race was becoming an issue and could no longer remain a solely regional concern Harding spoke of the great migrations of black laborers to the North during World War I the meritorious service given by black soldiers during the war and then spoke of political equality as a guarantee of the U S Constitution Let the black man vote when he is fit to vote prohibit the white man voting when he is unfit to vote While white listeners fell largely silent African Americans cheered from their segregated section of the park Calling for an end of prejudice Harding went further than any president since Abraham Lincoln With this speech Warren G Harding became the first President to support civil rights on Southern soil for African Americans He felt that African Americans should have full equality in employment education and political life While some may consider Harding a mediocre President it is clear that he was a good man who sought equality under the law for all American citizens white and black at a time

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    1840 female activist Dorothea Dix set out on a misson to create more mental health hospitals for the mentally ill During this time in America there were only 8 hospitals for the mentally ill but Dorothea fought for the creation of at least 32 so the people who have been injustly imprisioned for mental health reasons may be transferred from jail to the hospital instead Bryce Hospital Aberdeen Proving Ground Creating a Local Impact Date s October 20 1917 to July 15 1920 Location Harford Maryland Tag s World War I Transportation Theatre Aberdeen APG local World War I impacted millions of people and their environment After hostilities erupted in Europe in 1914 the United States maintained an official stance of neutrality But American industry recognized an opportunity and provided a variety of supplies to warring nations The German strategy of unrestricted submarine warfare made neutrality impossible however The United States declared war on A worried mother writes her son s boarding school Date s December 14 1921 to December 20 1921 Location Whatcom Washington Tag s Boarding Schools Cultural Assimilation Native Americans On December 14 1921 a worried mother wrote a letter to the Superintendent at the Tulalip Indian Agency In the letter she addressed her concern for her son Robert s failing health and asked the Superintendent to let Robert return home for the holiday season Six days later she received the Superintendent s typed response denying her request He stated that none of the school s students The Chicago White Sox Scandal of 1919 Shines Light on Early Baseball Business Practices Date s 1919 to 1920 Location Cook Illinois Tag s Scandal Baseball Lying cheating and gambling Do these sound like actions that men who were respected and looked upon with admiration would commit The fans who

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    fact union officials often simply ripped up the grievances filed by African Americans Manley directly experienced this practice a union official by name of Carl Waddell ripped up one of Manley s grievances right in front of a friend of Manley s who then told Manley These experiences were common for African Americans during the decades Manley worked for Sloss Unions often had no interest in the concerns of African Americans For example according to historian Michael Honey unions under the auspices of the American Federation of Labor AFL often organized African Americans into separate Federal Units or excluded them from unions altogether While the AFL s rival the Congress of Industrial Organizations CIO was officially more welcoming to African Americans its white members often discriminated against them Timothy Minchin contends the reason unions failed to support African Americans was because of local union autonomy Local unions essentially ran themselves without interference from national organizations to which they belonged which according to Minchin ensured that there was often a gap between national unions nondiscrimination policies and actual racial practice in the south Local union autonomy meant that whites who often had majority control could do what they wanted with little opposition Minchin contends that these local unions were allowed to pursue racist policies and actions because the national unions feared that if they pushed the race issue that whites would quit their unions en masse National unions fear of losing local influence by losing white support resulted in many sorts of discrimination of African Americans Commonly this resulted in the union failing to do anything about how African Americans were overlooked for positions in favor of whites mainly because these positions were seen as White This is what happened to Manley he bid on jobs and was overlooked in favor

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    race riots in American history broke out on the streets of Detroit as police raided an unlicensed after hours bar and arrested 82 black people who were celebrating the return of two local Vietnam veterans The resulting conflict went on for three days ending in 43 dead and 1 189 injured This had a large impact on Detroit James E Cummings An Oral History of Detroit s 1967 Race Riots Date s July 23 1967 to July 27 1967 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s African American history Black Bottom Detroit race riots Race Relations Detroit resident James E Cummings remembers the Detroit race riots that started on the morning of July 23 1967 The race riots were provoked by a raid of an after hours bar known as a blind pig on the corner of 12th and Clairmount streets Cummings recollects not only the violence of the days that followed in which arson and looting were commonplace and 2 000 buildings were destroyed but The 1967 Detroit Rebellion Date s July 23 1967 to July 26 1967 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s 1967 Detroit 1967 Detroit Rebellion Despite a long history of racial tensions and repeated race riots dating back more than a century before the Great Rebellion of 1967 Detroit did not believe these sort of things would happen there The city administration would often boast that Detroit has a lot of things going for itself which was probably true relative to other major cities in the North African American people lived in some Detroit s Race Riot Chaos 1967 Date s July 27 1967 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s African American Sufferage Nortown French Road Race riot Detroit Nortown was not exempt from the troubles of the Detroit race riots in 1967 Detroit news staff photographer Shirkey was

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    Politics 1960s On March 15th 1968 teachers and other members of the Alabama Education Association waited to hear George Wallace speak on the behalf of his wife at the annual AEA convention Lurleen Wallace had been elected governor of the state a year before and could not make it to the event As you know she is quite sick the former governor told the crowd according to the Birmingham Herold Post Lurleen Desegregation of UAB Medical Center Date s July 2 1964 to April 25 1965 Location Tag s Birmingham Alabama integration UAB Civil Rights Act 1964 Birmingham Alabama was referred to as the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States by Martin Luther King Jr It was also given the name Bombingham due to the fifty unsolved racially charged bombings between 1945 and 1962 These bombings were directed towards the homes of African American leaders integrated neighborhoods and meetings for the Civil Rights Movement Perhaps African Americans and Southern Labor Unions Date s 1967 Location Tag s Labor Unions Race Relations Civil Rights african americans The union wasn t right by us was how James Manley summed up his experiences as an African American union member during an

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