Streams

Andrew Yeager

Andrew Yeager appears in the following:

Forced To Seat Blacks, Ala. Restaurant Complied With History

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Supreme Court told Ollie's Barbecue in Birmingham, Ala., that the government had a right to order it — and all restaurants — to seat African-Americans.

Comment

Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.

Comment

Judge's Credibility In Question After Domestic Abuse Arrest

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.

Comment

Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court

Friday, July 12, 2013

Mary Hamilton, a field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality, was arrested at an Alabama protest and refused to answer the judge unless he called her "Miss." It was custom for white people to get honorifics, but black people were called by first names.

Comment

Largest Municipal Bankruptcy In U.S. Nears End

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Lawyers for Jefferson County, Alabama, and its creditors have reached a deal to end what is the largest municipal government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Both sides were in court earlier Wednesday to hash out the details.

Comment

2013 Selma Marchers Remind Justices Of Voting Rights Act

Monday, March 04, 2013

Thousands of people marched across a bridge in Selma, Alabama, Sunday — a reenactment of what's known as "Bloody Sunday." In 1965, civil rights protesters attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery but were quickly met by police. Bloody Sunday galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. This year's commemoration comes just days after the U.S. Supreme Court heard a challenge to a portion of the law.

Comment