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Rev. Fred Lee Shuttlesworth (b. March 18, 1922; d. October 5, 2011) – Rev. Shuttlesworth, a Birmingham Baptist Minister and Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham from 1953 to 1961. He was the founder of the Alabama Christian Movement for…

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Box 4 Folder 7: "Folder number 7 is a copy of Jet magazine from November of 1960 just previous to the 1960 election between Nixon and Kennedy, and there’s an article in this Jet, “What the candidates promise Negroes.” It is part of creating the…

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Box 3 Folder 42: "A clipping from the Traverse City Eagle in Michigan (been there) announcing Perry "Tiger" Thompson's running in the Democratic Primary in 1958 for Lieutenant Governor."

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Box 1 Folder 62: "This is box 1 number 62, and this is a campaign flyer from Hugh DuBose who was running for governor of Alabama in the 1950 election. We presume that it was either put out in ’49 or ’50. It describes who he is and the kinds of…

Dr. Lenora Fulani (April 25, 1950- ), a developmental psychologist from New York City, a major leader of the Independence Party of New York, who in 1988, became the first woman and the first African American to gain access to the presidential ballot…

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Perry “Tiger” Thompson (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973) – Part two of three interviews - the second interview about Mr. Thompson from the recollections of family friend Peacolia Barge from Bessemer. She recalls his working with the youth and encouraging…

Perry "Tiger" Thompson with the Sterling Jubiliees, also known as the CIO Singers, 1954
Lydia Thompson (b. Feb 3, 1940, d. Sep 20, 1996), eldest daughter of Perry “Tiger” Thompson (b. 1908, d. Apr 26, 1973), interviewed by telephone over two days regarding Tiger’s history. Ms. Thompson was at home in Bessemer during the call. Tiger…

Jerome Gray, an Obama field organizer in Alabama for the 08’ campaign and an activist with the Alabama Democratic Conference, an old Black political organization still in existence. Interviewed on air at WJLD studios, Birmingham.
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