African Americans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans.
Overview Letter written in 1876 by African American member of Congress from Alabama to the United States Centennial Commission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, requesting an additional invitation for his wife to attend the opening of the Centennial International Exhibition of Industry.
Dates: 1876 April 27
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve letters written by governess Lillian Graves from October 1885 through February 1886 as Graves cared for the Woodward family children in post-Civil War Alabama. Graves describes daily and holiday activities in late nineteenth-century Alabama, visiting the Woodward Iron Company mine, and makes extensive and problematic remarks about African Americans living in the Woodward home and in the area.
Dates: October 1885-February 1886
Content Description The Nearror family histories collection contains two items: The Nearror Family: the Life Story of Virginia C. S. Rankins and Nearror Family History. Lena Virginia (Ginger) Nearror Smith Rankins wrote her family history and life story in a spriral notebook, perhaps in the 1980s or 1990s. Her son, Oscar D. Tucker, edited and augmented her earlier writings in 2012, resulting in his published work, Nearror Family History. Both items document the history of the Nearror family, an African American...
Dates: circa 1985 - 2012
Abstract Legal and personal papers of the Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, attorney, S.D. Cabaniss, who served as executor for the estate of Samuel Townsend. Also includes materials of other Huntsville attorneys and of the S.D. Cabaniss family.