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Caryl Chessman

May 2, 1960 – The Apple-Green Chamber – The Execution Of Caryl Chessman

Become a Patron! May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light Bandit, exhausted all of his appeals and was executed at 10:00 am on May 2nd. Caryl Chessman became a cause celebre during the...

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alabama USA – May 29, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While most people are observing Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a lot of people have no idea why. Call it the deep, murky past – call it...

August 28, 1963 – March On Washington – The Civil Rights Movement In The 60s

August 28th marks the 57th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington. The largest Civil Rights demonstration of its kind up to this point, the march culminated in a day of speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and a general feeling that something had begun. Most people think of...