Talk:Eleanor Bridges

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Who Speaks?

  • The sentiment expressed by Mrs Bridges in the oral history (1980), and in my recollection of "Who Speaks for Birmingham?" (1961) sounds remarkably similar to an unidentified Southern woman in Atlanta, quoted by Ray Stannard Baker in his 1908 book Following the Color Line: "'They don’t sing as they used to,' she said. 'You should have known the old darkeys of the plantation. Every year, it seems to me, they have been losing more and more of their care-free good humour. I sometimes feel that I don’t know them any more. Since the riot they have grown so glum and serious that I’m free to say I’m scared of them!' ", (p. 28) --Dystopos 10:28, 16 March 2011 (PDT)

Roll of Honor

Just pointing out that there was no Birmingham Post-Herald in 1938, just The Age-Herald and The Post. So either the name is wrong or the date is wrong, but I don't know which. --Lkseitz 12:20, 16 March 2011 (PDT)

  • Now I have to scan through a 48.5 MB PDF of scans of photocopies of newspaper clippings. Great. --Dystopos 14:45, 16 March 2011 (PDT)
    • Non-text searchable, I take it. If you want, you can send it to me and I can send you a searchable version back. The quality of the OCRed text will naturally depend on how good the scans are. --Lkseitz 07:33, 17 March 2011 (PDT)
      • It's the "supplemental materials" linked from the references section. I wouldn't bother trying to OCR it, but you can look for the reference to a 1938 award. --Dystopos 08:29, 17 March 2011 (PDT)
        • Ah. Well, what can be OCRed already has been. Unfortunately, none of the terms I searched for turned up the reference for the Roll of Honor award. I skimmed all the newspaper articles and didn't see it there, either. I can't believe I lived a block away from her home in the '80s and don't recall ever hearing about her before. --Lkseitz 12:18, 17 March 2011 (PDT)