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  2. Muscle Shoals, Alabama - Wikipedia

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    Al.com commented that Hall is survived by his family "and a Muscle Shoals music legacy like no other". An editorial in the Anniston Star concludes with this epitaph, "If the world wants to know about Alabama – a state seldom publicized for anything but college football and embarrassing politics – the late Rick Hall and his legacy are worthy ...

  3. John Merrill (American politician) - Wikipedia

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    John Harold Merrill (born November 12, 1963) is an American politician serving as the 53rd secretary of state of Alabama since 2015. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 through 2014.

  4. Alabama - Wikipedia

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    US-AL: Traditional abbreviation: Ala. ... Anniston–Oxford–Jacksonville: 115,972 116,441 12 ... Most counties do not have home rule. Any policy changes proposed in ...

  5. Montgomery bus boycott - Wikipedia

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    The National Memorial for Peace and Justice contains, among other things, a sculpture "dedicated to the women who sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott", by Dana King, to help illustrate the civil rights period. The memorial opened in downtown Montgomery, Alabama on April 26, 2018. Participants People

  6. Claudette Colvin - Wikipedia

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    Claudette Colvin (born Claudette Austin, September 5, 1939) is an American pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement and retired nurse aide.On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus.

  7. Murder of Yusef Hawkins - Wikipedia

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    The acquittal of Mondello on the most serious charges led to further protest marches through Bensonhurst led by Al Sharpton. On June 11, 1990, sentences were handed down in the Hawkins case. 19-year-old Fama received a sentence of 32⅓ years to life in prison. Mondello, also 19, received a sentence of 5⅓ to 16 years in prison.

  8. Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner - Wikipedia

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    Cecil Price, et al., began on October 7, 1967, in the Meridian courtroom of Judge William Harold Cox, the same judge known to be an opponent of the civil rights movement. [citation needed] A jury of seven white men and five white women was selected. Defense attorneys exercised peremptory challenges against all seventeen potential black jurors.

  9. New Coke - Wikipedia

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    Though New Coke was accepted by many Coca-Cola drinkers, many more resented the change, as had happened in the focus groups. Many critics were from the southern US states, some of whom considered Coca-Cola part of their regional identity; some viewed the change through the prism of the Civil War as a surrender to the "Yankees": 149–151 as Pepsi, the company's archrival, is based in Purchase ...