Late in the 19th and early in the 20th century, miners in the United States went on strike for better pay, shorter hours and safer working conditions. Mine owners brought in strikebreakers, men who were so desperate for work that they would risk their lives to reach the job and risk them again to do the work. Most of the strikebreakers were black.
Speak Out: The best and worst of May The month of May presents significant events that have impacted Alabama nationally and locally, with the preservation of a positive or negative image. Two events are celebrated nationwide with high honors like Mother’s Day on the 12th and Memorial Day on the 27th.
Speak Out: Setting a standard Recently, I had a family issue involving document changes that I could not get resolved no matter who I turned to. I went to see Eli Henderson, the new Calhoun County Circuit Clerk.
Alabama politics has never had a shortage of self-proclaimed conservatives. Whether they had a “D” or an “R” behind their name, most office-seekers in the state self-apply the label “proud Alabama conservative.”