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African Americans -- Alabama -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Walter P. Billings newspaper clippings

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0157
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.
Dates: 1873

Septimus D. Cabaniss papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0252
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.
Dates: 1820-1937

Jere Haralson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0625
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

Nearror Family Histories

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4189
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