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January 18, 2014
This amazing document, uncovered by Slate, shows off the internals of the nonviolent strategy that Martin Luther King Jr. successfully used to protest against segregation in the South. The document, created after the integration of Montgomery, Alabama’s bus system, offers up advice on how people should act on buses without resorting to violence.

This amazing document, uncovered by Slate, shows off the internals of the nonviolent strategy that Martin Luther King Jr. successfully used to protest against segregation in the South. The document, created after the integration of Montgomery, Alabama’s bus system, offers up advice on how people should act on buses without resorting to violence.

19:52 // 9 months ago
January 12, 2014
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November 21, 2013
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November 3, 2013
The engines are being shut down on our flight to refuel for a return flight to ATL [Atlanta]. What a joke! This is outrageous.
Airplane passenger Hanson Slaughter • Discussing, via text message, the status of his flight into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, which landed on time but has been held at the airport out of an abundance of caution (with passengers still inside) after the airport received a bomb threat. The airport just received an all-clear after a full evacuation of the facilities had been ordered and a sweep of the airport had taken place.
19:26 // 11 months ago
May 3, 2013

50 years ago today, Associated Press photographer Bill Hudson took the photo above, of a civil rights protester being attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Alabama. To go with it, here’s the edited version of the AP story from the incident, by AP reporter Don McKee. We’ve come a long way from this moment. Let’s not forget it. (via Facebook)

18:09 // 1 year ago
February 4, 2013
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January 31, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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December 25, 2012

Christmas gifts: Top this one, kids wanting to impress their parents

This dad, a massive University of Alabama fan, got a great gift from his kids … a hat modeled after legendary Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant's. But it was what was under the hat — a ticket to the BCS championship game between the Tide and Notre Dame — that truly was worth a huge freakout. Reaction? Priceless. (ht Hypervocal)

23:59 // 1 year ago
September 30, 2012
Today is the last daily issue for a number of newspapers in Louisiana and Alabama, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. (The change was announced a few months ago.) The Birmingham News got in this little symbolic note in its date. End of story.
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Today is the last daily issue for a number of newspapers in Louisiana and Alabama, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. (The change was announced a few months ago.) The Birmingham News got in this little symbolic note in its date. End of story.

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(ht Romenesko)

12:39 // 2 years ago