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Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Dec. 22, 2021 16:00 PM EST

Dothan Eagle. December 21, 2021. Editorial: Lack of workers; plentiful work Ordinarily, a low unemployment rate is a positive sign, and Alabama’s 3.1% jobless rate in November, a full point and then some under the national figure, suggests a rosy forecast. ...

Judge clears 1955 court record of civil rights pioneer

Dec. 16, 2021 11:43 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has approved a request to wipe clean the court record of a Black woman who was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a segregated Alabama bus in 1955, months before Rosa Parks gained international fame for doing the same. A judge granted the...

Homer Plessy, key to 'separate but equal,’ on road to pardon

Nov. 12, 2021 16:23 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana board on Friday voted to pardon Homer Plessy, whose decision to sit in a “whites-only" railroad car to protest discrimination led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” ruling affirming state segregation laws. The...

Bid considered to wipe Alabama arrest records of King, Parks

Oct. 30, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The quest by a civil rights pioneer to have her arrest record wiped clean after nearly 70 years after she protested racial segregation has raised the possibility of similar bids to clear the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., whose convictions remain on...