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  • Role of Gay Bars in American History
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    Role of Gay Bars in American History

    Professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of gay bars in American history. Professor Unger said that by the end of the 19th century, bars and clubs catering to homosexuals could be found…

  • George Wallace Segregation and Politics
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    George Wallace, Segregation and Politics

    Historians Dan Carter, Glenn Eskew, and Angela Lewis talked about the life and legacy of segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace. When George Wallace was governor of Alabama during…

  • Race and Civil Rights in Alabama
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    Race and Civil Rights in Alabama

    Jim Baggett, head of the Archives and Manuscript Department at the Birmingham Public Library, looked at items related to the history of race and civil rights in Alabama.

  • emGospel of Freedomem
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    Gospel of Freedom

    Jonathan Rieder talked about his book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed A Nation, in which he recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from…

  • 1963 Birmingham Campaign
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    1963 Birmingham Campaign

    Panelists at the Alabama Historical Association’s annual meeting talked about the 1963 Birmingham Campaign and its importance to the Civil Rights Movement. The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham…

  • Documenting Birminghams Civil Rights History
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    Documenting Birmingham's Civil Rights History

    Participants talked about documentation of the civil rights movement and often overlooked aspects of civil rights history. Alabama archivists also described civil rights collections and…