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Documenting Selma

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On October 13, 2021
This is a great project and I want to highlight it: The world knows the names of John Lewis and a few more of the voting rights demonstrators who walked across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 only to be attacked by Alabama state troopers on a day that came to be called “Bloody Sunday.” […]
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Alabama Unionism

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On February 28, 2021
Jamelle Bouie had an excellent column the other day about the long history of unionism in Alabama. As the Amazon campaign takes off in Alabama, it turns out there is a real history of radical and usually Black-based unionism in that state. In fact, Alabama probably has a longer history of union activism than any […]

Organizing Amazon

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On November 30, 2020

It is so, so hard to win a union election in this era of employer capture of the National Labor Relations Board and courts. But you have to root for and support all the brave attempts to do so. That&#

Whee!

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On July 10, 2020

Republican governance ladies and gentlemen! Alabama state Sen. Del Marsh (R), who serves as the Senate’s President Pro Tempore, tried to make the claim on Thursday that the astounding increase in CO

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The Last Slave Ship

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On May 27, 2019
The last ship participating in the trans-Atlantic slave trade to enter American waters has been found and the whole thing is highly fascinating. Last week, all such doubts evaporated. A team of researchers confirmed that a submerged wooden wreck lodged in the mud a few miles up the Mobile River from the Africatown settlement was […]
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