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Tuesday, September 12, 2000

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  • Politics and Power in a Small American City

    The struggle for civil rights in Selma has a long and bloody history, and today the people of Selma Alabama will go to the polls to try and reverse history. Today’s run-off mayoral election is between long-time mayor Joe Smitherman and black businessman James Perkins Jr. In a city where the African American majority has fought for the right to vote, Mayor Smitherman is a living legend of racist intimidation and voter fraud.

  • Racist Alabama Mayor Joe Has Got to Go

    The people of Selma Alabama will be going to the polls today in the run-off election between long-time mayor Joe Smitherman and black businessman James Perkins Jr. In a city where the African American majority has fought for the right to vote, Mayor Smitherman is a living legend of racist intimidation and voter fraud.