Primary Source Packets

The below primary resource packets have been curated by staff at the Department of Archives and History and link to their host pages on the Alabama 200 website.

1861 - 1914
REFORM MOVEMENTS

Alabamians agitated for a variety of reforms, including suffrage and prohibition.

SEGREGATION AND JIM CROW

Despite gains during Reconstruction, African-Americans faced new challenges to their civil rights.

RECONSTRUCTION

A time of both empowerment and discrimination, Reconstruction is one of the most pivotal eras in Alabama history.

1914 - 2010
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

Alabama women worked both for and against the passage of the 19th Amendment.

CIVIL RIGHTS BEYOND 1968

The struggle for equality for all continued well after 1968.

THE MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

African Americans fought against unequal treatment and disfranchisement in the modern civil rights movement.

Constitutions and Citizenship
VOTING RIGHTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

The 20th century transformed voting rights, as women and African Americans struggled to achieve suffrage.

1901 CONSTITUTION

The 1901 Constitution, which still governs us today, set the stage for how Alabama developed in the 20th century.