Alabama

The Untold Story: Queer Prison Rebels in Alabama

Anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble describes the role played by queer inmates in recent uprisings at Holman Prison, Alabama. This article first appeared on his blog, Anarchy Live!

Birmingham district coal strike of 1908

Birmingham coalminers

A short history of the multiracial coal miners' strikes in Birmingham, Alabama, in the early 20th century which were violently repressed by mine owners and the state.

Clarissa, Who Explained It All - Romina Akemi

The fourth installment in Recomposition's ‘How I was radicalized’ series comes from Romina Akemi. She describes working at a garment factory in the American South, where she was mentored by an older co-worker.

More than a seat on the bus - Danielle McGuire

Women in the Montgomery bus Boycott

Excellent account of the Montgomery bus boycott, a key moment in the civil rights movement. In particular it demolishes the popular myth narrative of the events, and points out the importance of women's resistance to sexual violence to the boycott. Trigger warning for mention of sexual violence.

Hammer and hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression - Robin D. G. Kelley

A book by Robin D. G. Kelley about the Communist Party USA's efforts organizing in Alabama during The Great Depression.

Alabama prisoners to launch strike, IWW to offer support

As prisoners in Alabama prepare to strike, this short article outlines some of their demands as well as the groups - including the Industrial Workers of the World - who intend to support them in their struggle.

Racial conflict and racial solidarity in the Alabama coal strike of 1894: new evidence for the Gutman-Hill debate - Alex Lichtenstein

Pinkertons during the 1894 coal strike

Alex Lichtenstein looks at the issue of race in an Alabama coal strike.

A CIO organizer in Alabama, 1941

Reports from an organizer involved in efforts to organize a Goodyear plant in Alabama in 1941.