April 13, 1950 Mobile, Alabama Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is born Franklin murdered between 8 and 20 people from 1977 to 1980, as well as shooting and seriously wounding more. One of his surviving victims was Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt who was left paralyzed from the waist down. Franklin believed his murders were… Continue reading Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin born
February 4, 2005 Huntsville, Alabama Natashay Ward is arrested for the starving deaths of her 3 children The bodies of Shanieka (11), Latricia (9), and Christopher Ward (8) were found on the floor of 3 separate bedrooms. They had not attended school since the holiday break and the utilities had been disconnected since mid-January. The… Continue reading Mother arrested for starving 3 children to death
January 30, 1956 Montgomery, Alabama Martin Luther King, Jr.'s house is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, which resulted from Rosa Parks' refusal to give her bus seat to a white person
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published December 29, 1936 Tuskegee, Alabama Logan, West Virginia "Only" 9 lynches were reported for the year, down from a 3-year average of 21 per year. A woman shot and killed an "unwelcome visitor" in her home when he would not leave.
December 18, 1933 Alabama Nadine Earles (4) dies of pneumonia resulting from diphtheria Nadine had requested a playhouse, and her father had planned on finishing it by Christmas. In the meantime, her family gave her a tea set as an early Christmas present, but Nadine was set upon the house and simply stated "me want… Continue reading A child’s playhouse turned into a mausoleum