Tag: 1920’s


PATRON – 1921 news from Thorsby, Alabama includes participants in debate from Helen Kellar Society

(Excerpt from The Central Alabama Independent Advertiser and the Union-Banner, Clanton, Alabama, May 1921) THORSBY NEWS Miss Naemi Turnquist, Reporter "SOME BALL GAME" Friday…

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[1926 film and vintage pics] Many people say this California/ University of Alabama football game changed the south forever

The game that inspired the University of Alabama fight song, "Yea Alabama," was also Alabama's first national championship. The 1926 Rose Bowl Game held on…

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The first speech given in the South by a sitting president which called for racial equality was given in Birmingham, Alabama in 1921. [vintage photographs]

Founded in 1871, Birmingham was a model city at this time – railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills marked its landscape.  It was a…