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By Jeremy Lewis. revised 18 Mar. 2016, with links to civil rights era videos, and links moved here from US politics page.



The civil rights era
CBS News, Selma's "Bloody Sunday" remembered (2012, YouTube, 4')
CBS News, A turning point in the civil rights movement, Birmingham children's march 1963 (2013, YouTube, 3')
CBS News, Victims of 1963 church bombing remembered (YouTube, 2')
British news documentary, via Race & Ethnicity Archive, 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing (Witness #32, the wounded survivor, YouTube, 7')
Democracy Now, "The Fifth Little Girl": Birmingham Church Bombing Survivor Still Seeks Compensation 50 Years On (similar material with interview of Sarah Collins Rudolph, survivor, 9')
CBS News, AL Gov. George Wallace on Face the Nation, 4 Mar. 1965, on charges of police brutality in Selma AL (Bloody Sunday, YouTube, 3')
Democracy Now, "Donald Trump, the New George Wallace? Head of Segregationist's 1968 Bid on GOP Front-Runner's Racism" (YouTube, 7')
Rosa Parks interview (old black and white TV), brief clip, 1950s | Rosa Parks story (2 mins)
Speaking of Rosa Parks (home video with music, shot around Montgomery)
Best of modern clips
Colbert Nation on Alabama's Migrant Workers, Illegal Immigrants Leaving Alabama (includes clip of his testimony to Congress)
Bobby Bright supports Barack Obama, at AUM Business Breakfast [a turning point in campaign against him]
See also BBC Top Gear in South Alabama [motor touring, provoking rednecks, humorous]



President Obama in Alabama: The Selma speech on the Civil rights Movement, 2015

President Obama, address on the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march at Selma, (White House, 2015, 32')
President Obama's address, alternative recording, (YouTube, 2015, 31')
Vox, "The three most important parts of Obama's emotional speech at Selma," (YouTube, 2015, 10')
- With what rhetoric did Obama celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bridge crossing at Selma?
- To what degree did he celebrate success?
- To what degree did he call for further progress?
Alabamian politicians' videos, TV ads, and clips, after 2010
How the US Senate and House differ in their roles on foreign policy: even among conservatives from the same state delegation
Sims, Cliff. 2015. Photo of Massive Trade Agreement on Session's Desk Has Some Conservatives Fuming." Yellowhammer News, 9 Nov. 2015

Campaign TV ads for Governors and Congress
Search on YouTube for TV ads for/against Joe Hubbard, our young alumnus, who ran for 73rd district of the state legislature in 2010 and Attorney General of Alabama in 2014.

Search on YouTube for TV ads for/against US Rep. Martha Roby, local councillor, who in 2010 won the US House 2nd district from Alabama, defeating Mayor/Rep. Bobby Bright, and was re-elected in 2012 and 2014.

Search on YouTube for TV clips for/against Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama



Alabama election 2010 results (some from AL.com) | Alabama election 2008
AL democrats commenting on AL Republicans "Handshake with Alabama" video on YouTube, May 2011
AP, State legislature summary
Phillip Rawls, "GOP claims control of Ala. Senate," The Associated Press November 3, 2010
Press Register Staff, "Republicans claim majority in Alabama House and Senate for 1st time in 136 years," Mobile Press Register, 2 November 2010
Republican TV ad video, "136 years is long enough"
Matt Okarmus, "[Joe] Hubbard unseats Grimes in District 73," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010
Teri Sewell first black woman from AL in US House | Biography on Wikipedia | Sewell for Congress | videos
Martha Roby defeats Bobby Bright for US House district 2 | Biography on Wikipedia| MarthaRoby.com| videos
Deborah Barfield Berry, "Roby barely beats Bright," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010 [includes video of both Bright and Roby, who hugs a campaign aide, D. Cole Muzio, HC class of '11]
Advertiser Editorial, "Bright better choice for Congress," Montgomery Advertiser, October 29, 2010
Robert Bentley wins governor's race | Biography on Wikipedia | RobertBentley2010 | videos
Sebastian Kitchen, "Bentley wins race," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010
Kay Ivey ... in slim victory for lieutenant governor seat
Luther Strange wins attorney general post
John McMillan wins agriculture commissioner seat
Young Boozer III wins treasurer post
Jo Bonner wins 5th term in U.S. House
Mo Brooks declares victory in US 5th district
Richard Shelby re-elected to U.S. Senate
2010 Alabama general election
Bobby Bright v Martha Roby, US House, AL 02, campaign 2010
Bright4Congress2010, Bobby Bright: "A True Conservative" 26 Oct. 2010
Bright4congress2010, "More True Numbers about Bobby Bright ", 26 Oct. 2010
TheRealMarthaRoby, Martha Roby Unsure about Living in Alabama (radio interview clip) 21 Oct. 2010
TheRealMarthaRoby, "Martha Roby [replies to]  Fair Tax Question", (panel speech) 21 Oct. 2010
DCCC, "Martha Roby: The Dark Side of Politics," [for Bright] 24 Sep. 2010
DCCC, "Martha Roby: Cut the Department of Education," panel question response to which dept. to cut, in Coffee County, 27 Sep. 2010
NRCC, "Not so Bright," 25 Sep. 2010
NRCC, "Bobby's Record on Economy not so Bright," 23 Oct. 2010
NRCC, "AL-02 Ad: Bobby Bright - No on Repeal [of Health Care]," 10 May 2010
Martha Roby for Congress "Door" 17 May 2010
Martha Roby, "Martha Roby on Fox and Friends," 16 July 2010
Martha Roby, "Martha Roby Roadmap" (first ad of campaign), 27 Sep. 2010
Martha Roby, ""He Won't", TV ad, 10 Oct. 2010
NRCC, "Bobby Bright Should Be The First To Go," TV ad, 12 Sep. 2010



Alabama election 2010 results (some from AL.com) | Alabama election 2008

AL democrats commenting on AL Republicans "Handshake with Alabama" video on YouTube, May 2011
AP, State legislature summary
Phillip Rawls, "GOP claims control of Ala. Senate," The Associated Press November 3, 2010
Press Register Staff, "Republicans claim majority in Alabama House and Senate for 1st time in 136 years," Mobile Press Register, 2 November 2010
Republican TV ad video, "136 years is long enough"
Matt Okarmus, "[Joe] Hubbard unseats Grimes in District 73," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010
Teri Sewell first black woman from AL in US House | Biography on Wikipedia | Sewell for Congress | videos
Martha Roby defeats Bobby Bright for US House district 2 | Biography on Wikipedia| MarthaRoby.com| videos
Deborah Barfield Berry, "Roby barely beats Bright," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010 [includes video of both Bright and Roby, who hugs a campaign aide, D. Cole Muzio, HC class of '11]
Advertiser Editorial, "Bright better choice for Congress," Montgomery Advertiser, October 29, 2010
Robert Bentley wins governor's race | Biography on Wikipedia | RobertBentley2010 | videos
Sebastian Kitchen, "Bentley wins race," Montgomery Advertiser, November 3, 2010
Kay Ivey ... in slim victory for lieutenant governor seat
Luther Strange wins attorney general post
John McMillan wins agriculture commissioner seat
Young Boozer III wins treasurer post
Jo Bonner wins 5th term in U.S. House
Mo Brooks declares victory in US 5th district
Richard Shelby re-elected to U.S. Senate
Alabama 2010 Elections
A Yahoo News blog "This is Alabama; we Speak English," about Tim James (R) ad for Governor, primary, spring 2010 [came third]
Alabama 2008 Election sites
AL 2008 in NJ Almanac of American Politics, via HC Library
Preparation for Bright-Love Debate at HC, 22 Oct. 2008, for the Second Congressional District of AL: HC political science students watch third presidential debate, Ashley Hopkinson, "Collegians Bring Critical Eye to Debate," 15 Oct. '08, in Montgomery Advertiser  [Local] Bright and Love campaign video links (TV ads; Tube moments) on Sourcewatch.org
2nd district race ranking and background from CQ Politics
Alabama District 2 race from OurCampaigns.org
Campaign contributions from OpenSecrets.org
Love (R) vs Bright (D) graph of collected poll results from Pollster.com [scanty data, varies]
2nd district map, on Wikipedia (and see below)

(Map is in public domain, produced by federal government.)
Bobby Bright
Bobby Bright for Congress
Bobby Bright on CongressPedia Jay Love Mike Rogers for Congress 2008 | Multimedia index
Josh Segall for Congress '08, home page | First TV spot, 2 Sep. '08 -- plus links to YouTube ads

Articles & notes:
AL 2008 in NJ Almanac of American Politics, via HC Library
Election '06 links
Election '06 Results: Maps and Charts | Analysis | Deval Patrick (D-MA) & Sen. Obama at Rally
Map of Alabama's Federal Districts, and List of Delegates to the Congress
AL in NJ Almanac of American Politics
Vote-Smart.org: AL legislature's Key Votes | AL Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R), HC alumna.
"Did Ex-Alabama Governor Get a Raw Deal?" CBS, 60 minutes, shown 24 Feb. '08
"Birmingham Settles federal suit: will no longer automatically jail indigents," B'ham News, 25 Feb. '08
Green, "Karl Rove in a Corner," excerpt from Atlantic Monthly about Rove's strategy for Perry Hooper, '94, in AL.
Key, Alabama | Murray, "AL Tax Code" (WSJ)
Alabama Politics & Government research links
AL Administration  in Governing report
Walters, "Raising Alabama," Governing Oct 2000.
George Wallace, Settin' Woods on Fire, video, description and Index |
V.O. Key's chapter outline, "Alabama".
Hubbert, "Unearmarking Proposal Dangerously Unsound".
Jubera, "Nightmare Alabama bias suit [Reynolds]...".
Murray, "Morality of AL Tax-Code" (WSJ)
Permaloff & Grafton, Political Power in AL (1995):
Ch.1: "Lags and Gaps in Recent AL History."
Ch.11: "... The More They Stay the Same."
PBS Video, "Conscience of a Congressman" (Carl Elliott)
Green, "Karl Rove in a Corner".
Articles on Tax Reform, 2003. SLIDES.
Articles on Ten Commandments monument, 2003.
Daily digest of Alabama's political news, list.
Disputed voting data, 2002, Baldwin County, table.
Economist, Obituary of Judge Frank Johnson.
Parties' recognition threshold bill, 2003.
Constitution of 1901, "It's a Thick Book." Humorous documentary, seek on Google video.
Trailer for Davis Guggenheim /Al Gore, Global warming documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth
Sources:
Almanac of Amer. Politics, "AL", 2006.
AL Legislature: search by your Zip code.
AL House.
AL Senate.
Legislature: Visitor's Guide. Map (East is up).
PSC 212 AL Politics in Course Timetable.
Robin's Children's page.
Voting info: Sec. of State of Alabama.
Voter turnout records.
Voter ID requirements.
www.allpolitics.com.


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