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    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 Vote to Make the Lady Our Appellate Judge Date s May 4 1952 Location Lauderdale Alabama Tag s women in politics alabama judge female judge Annie Lola Price women in legal profession appellate judge On May 4th 1952 readers of The Florence Times opened the newspaper and flipped through the pages to find various political advertisements One such ad asked readers to vote in the Democratic Primary for Annie Lola Price to replace herself as a judge on the Alabama Court of Appeals The ad featured a small picture of the lady herself as well as a short description of Judge Price s accomplishments Alabama s Resistance to Brown v Board of Education Date s May 17 1954 to May 23 1954 Location Montgomery Alabama Tag s Desegregation Brown v Board 1954 alabama Arguably one of the most influential and groundbreaking decisions handed down by the Supreme Court is the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education 1954 Overturning the precedent previously set by Plessy v Ferguson 1896 the Court ruled that separate but equal was inherently unequal in the realm of public education This ruling came as quite a shock and was met with tremendous Separate and Unequal Date s January 1 1940 to January 1 1950 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s Mining alabama Coal Bessemer Bessemer Alabama In late 1947 Howard E Logan was attempting to

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    the cost of Dignity Date s January 10 1836 Location MONTGOMERY Alabama Tag s African Americans Women African American Women Slavery alabama Medicine Health Montgomery Alabama On a brisk morning in January of 1836 Dr J Marion Sims started his day with his routine house to house calls in Montgomery Alabama Dr Sims was a well established and distinguished practitioner of medicine who came to Alabama from South Carolina to

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    in accordance with out profession that the moral and intellectual character of a person should mark the sphere in which they move 2 Saying this the means about which African American s became educated was easier in idea than in practice Limited by resources African American s had to learn at Black Colleges Churches and in their own homes Though Slaves in southern plantations had earnest hearts and minds their white overseers oppressed them from most education except that which would help increase production Free Blacks in the North were then given this civic duty Though schools were available many could not afford or attend them Churches were popular but they were in multitude and spread out African American s sought venues in which they could gain exposure to various subjects as well as present their writing and oratory to critical audiences 3 As free African American writers poets and intellectuals developed writings promoting sovereignty and could see how much their personal accounts and insights rallied people together literary societies and conventions emerged Place yourselves dear friends in our stead We are blamed for not filling useful places in society but give us light give us learning and see then what places we can occupy 4 Clarissa C Lawrence from Massachusetts could not have stated this more accurately It was not the African American that limited him or her self in fact they were more than urgent to become integrated and educated Sarah Douglass a teacher and an active abolitionist from Philadelphia appears under the minutes of the Convention as the treasurer 5 Though she is not recorded as having spoken only seven years earlier she gave an address before women of another literary society As a writer she used eloquent language stirring with passion to evoke sympathy from her audience 6 All that occurred over those three days obviously cannot have been recorded within twelve pages but regardless her election as the convention s lone treasurer shows us the ideals and qualities likely held among most those who attended One of the final motions of the Anti Slavery Convention of American Women reads the following That we view the efforts of young people to promote the abolition of slavery not only because they have a tendency to improve the moral condition of mankind but are also a stimulus to the exercise of those mighty energies of mind 7 In most cases it is the youth who make the large pushes for social change During antebellum before the American civil war there was an explosion of emphasis on proper education and speech amongst the free African Americans of the North With this came the multitude of schools and societies blacks had used to integrate the writings and works of their brothers and sisters Many whites been the frontmen leading to abolition but their sincerity could only be disconnected If this period didn t have movements like the Anti Slavery Convention of American Women who knows when or even if slavery

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    Leisure Migration Transportation Before leaving for Milledgeville Georgia Jonathan R Davis of Gadsden South Carolina had to do some calculations While planning for his trip he took out his 1838 edition of Mitchell s Traveller s Guide through the United States The brown three by five inch book contained the mileage for all common stagecoach routes in the country as well as information on the few established railroads Godeys Ladys Book More than Fashion Date s January 1830 to January 1898 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Economy Urban Life Boosterism Women Louis A Godey s enormously successful Godey s Lady s Book set the standard for the American magazine and monthlie publishers throughout the mid 19th century His ingenious marketing techniques as noted by historian John Tebbel set the standard for magazines by 1850 The market appeal of Godey s Lady s Book contributed to the rising realization that women were a marketable audience Growth or Recession The Liberties Associated with African Americans in Antebellum Philadelphia Date s 1835 to 1839 Location Tag s African Americans Economy Education Slavery Benjamin C Bacon a writer for The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery published a statistical pamphlet in 1859 reflecting African American advancements in the nation s first capital Philadelphia Pennsylvania He acquired the statistics by examining the number of blacks associated with particular institutions Bacon hoped to illustrate his belief that African Americans Alabama against the American System Date s December 21 1831 Location Tag s Economy The early nineteenth century was full of civil unrest between the states Many of the southern states saw this time as a period of northern aggression and disregard for southern interests Alabama an article published in The Banner of the Constitution provides an example of southern government officials becoming fed up

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    me Young William Apess ignorant of his grandmother s meaning knows only to answer in the affirmative hoping to appease her every wish The life of this little boy would have ended at that very moment had his uncle not intervened to rescue him from the brutal The Significance of Rhetoric in Antebellum America Date s 1839 Location PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Tag s Rhetoric Writing African American Women African American The

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    were sometimes the only work available to black women There were very few honorable employment opportunities available to black women but a few black women were teachers or shop keepers and some were able to do clerical work Many times the more respectable jobs were only available to light skinned black women if they were available to black women at all Regardless of the job description black women were grossly underpaid for their work During the 1930s the American economy was at an all time low and the Great Depression was in full effect The domestic job field became very competitive due to the poor economy more women were seeking work as domestics while those people who had maids discontinued their services All of these factors drove down the already low wages Domestic workers had to cook and clean after other families as well as their own and just as portrayed in the advertisement domestic workers spent their holidays cooking and serving their employers instead of being with their own loved ones Historian Jacqueline Jones has described the Great Migration the time when many blacks moved to northern cities from 1900 to 1930 to find better jobs and opportunities According to Jones the rumors of the north being a better place for blacks were only half true There was a lot of immigration at the same time blacks were moving to northern cites this made it hard for African Americans to get factory jobs because although blacks spoke English and were Protestant the employers preferred to hire immigrants Many black women were the bread winners of their households or their wages were close to that of their men The black women moving north had hoped to escape domestic work because the progress of African Americans as a group was tied

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    life size statue of himself The city decided on a fountain on the southern tip of Belle Isle A competition was held with Professor Eugene Duquesne at the helm to gather potential designs for the fountain The goal was to make this fountain Jim Scott s Last Joke Date s 1910 to 1925 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit Belle Isle When James Scott died in 1910 and left half a million dollars to the city of Detroit in his will controversy erupted amongst local citizens Scott who inherited most of his money from his father and earned even more still from shrewd real estate deals bequeathed the money so that the city could build a beautiful fountain on Belle Isle It became a major issue when it was revealed that his stipulation The Role Education Played in Suffrage Date s January 1 1895 to December 31 1920 Location ROCK ISLAND Illinois Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Women s Suffrage Education Women Augustana College There she was standing before Augustana College s class of 1915 as Valedictorian Margaret Olmsted gave a speech at commencement on the importance on what it meant to receive a liberal education Olmsted made the claim that a liberal arts education gave recipients a broader view and keener insight 1 to the world An education such as that comes with a greater reasonability claimed Olmsted The Lynching of George Armwood Date s October 18 1933 to October 30 1933 Location Baltimore City Maryland Somerset Maryland Tag s George Armwood Gov Albert Ritchie Crime Violence Progressivism Civil Rights Movement Lynching African Americans On October 18 th 1933 George Armwood was arrested and later lynched for the alleged attack of an old married white woman named Mary Denston Lynching commonly practiced throughout the United States from

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    Penders Advertisment Date s December 20 1933 Location Tag s African American Women employment African Americans The Pender s grocery advertisement from the Raleigh Observer depicted a wealthy and very happy white family enjoying a lovely Christmas dinner The family is being served dinner by a maid that also appeared to be in a good mood in the advertisement This advertisement was an illustration of the menial work black women

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