Entries by Jovan

Activists Visit Dothan to Spread Inmate Voting Rights Awareness

By: Jessica Leicht Under Alabama law, inmates charged with misdemeanors have the right to vote. The only felons who do not have that right are those who have committed violent crimes or crimes of moral turpitude. At the Houston County Jail, inmates can request a voter registration form or absentee ballot. The inmates have to pay […]

The More You Know: A History of Black Political Power & Social Movement in Dallas, Lowndes, Perry, and Wilcox Counties, Alabama

1860: In Dallas County, there were 27,760 enslaved African Americans (more than in any other Alabama county), 80 “free colored,” and 7,785 white people; in Lowndes County: 19,340, 14, and 8,362; in Perry County: 18,206, 39, and 9,479; and in Wilcox County: 17,797, 26, and 6.795. January 11, 1861: Alabama joined the Confederate States of America.  The […]

Selma 50th – The Sankofa Moment

One week ago, four members of SpiritHouse Inc., left Durham NC, to join our Southern Movement Alliance (SMA) comrades, in Selma AL, for the 50th Anniversary of the Edmund Pettus Bridge crossing. This historic weekend was a commemoration of the first of three marches, from Selma to Montgomery, to secure voting rights for Blacks in […]