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Karen Solo
Karen Solo • 1 year ago

13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham. "William Faulkner, who was known to spin particularly scary fireside stories, described the Deep South in Absalom, Absalom! as “dead since 1865 and peopled with garrulous outraged baffled ghosts.” No one knew that better than Kathryn Tucker Windham, an Alabama folklorist who spent much of her life collecting and patiently preserving Southern superstitions, recipes, and, most of all, ghost stories."

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American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

Elbert & Louisa Jemison, Wedding Picture, Talladega, Alabama 1860 census for Anderson County, Texas, has them at Tennessee Colony. He was 25 and she was 18 in 1860. No kids yet. He’ll go into the 1st Texas Infantry, shot through the lungs at Gaines Mill, shot through the hip and thigh at Sharpsburg, wounded slightly in left breast at Cold Harbor. Resigned August 19, 1864, and that’s when we think they (she moved back to Talladega for the war) moved back to their property in Texas and he...

Any other Alabamians remember this Kathryn Tucker Windham book and her other titles? They scared me so but I loved reading them and the history. Alabama lost a state treasure when she passed.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (20) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

President Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. 1905