Author Archives: Phillip Rawls

  • More Work Ahead in Ala for Scottsboro Boys Pardons

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Though the Alabama Legislature has cleared the way for posthumous pardons of the Scottsboro Boys, much work — from legal documents to public hearings — remains before the names of the nine Black teens wrongly convicted more than 80 years ago are ...

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  • Biden Leads Re-enactment of Voting Rights March

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The vice president and Black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls. More ...

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  • Alabama Gunman Kills Bus Driver, Seizes Boy

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Police SWAT teams and hostage negotiators were locked in a standoff Wednesday with a gunman authorities say intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a kindergartener and retreated into a bunker at his home. Neighbors described the gunman as a ...

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