Selected Library of Congress Resources for Alabama
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Alabama resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Birmingham, Alabama, c1885
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Along a road near Greensboro, Alabama, 1941
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Interview with Isom Moseley, Gee's Bend, Alabama, 1941
Somebody Touched Me, 1939
Electric phosphate smelting furnace used to make elemental phosphorus...
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I'm going back to Alabama in the spring / Rennie Cormack [notated music]
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When it's cottin pickin' time in Alabam' / Harry Tobias [notated music]
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The civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965
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Poster offering fifty dollars reward for the capture of a runaway slave Stephen, 1852
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Tuskegee, Ala. Mar. 1942. Members of the first class of Negro pilots in the history of the US Army Air Corps
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Old Alabama State Capitol, Broad Street, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County
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Address of Booker T. Washington, principal of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute...