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Work and Business
This collection contains information pertaining to different African American businesses, as well as information about the careers of African Americans in the Shoals area
A Nest of Thieves
A Friday, March 28, 1919 Florence Times report that at 2 am "on Tuesday morning last," TM Rogers of Rogers Dept. Store in Florence, being awakened by noises in his garage, had apprehended a young unnamed African-American boy attempting to steal his…
Mr. J.A.M. Kelly's boarding house in Florence
This is a newspaper advertisement for Mr. J.A.M. Kelly's boarding house in Florence, opposite the John F. Slater School.
W.W. Handy shoe shop, Tuscumbia: "The Leading Colored Shoe Shop"
This is a newspaper ad for W.W. Handy's shoe shop on Sixth Street in Tuscumbia, promoted as the "Leading Colored Shoe Shop."
"Two Lauderdale Enterprises"
A Thursday, December 21, 1961 *Florence Herald* editorial reporting on the construction of and urging local support for the 20 patient Springhill Nursing Home in the Handy School area of West Florence and the Harris orphanage for African-American…
2004 "Black Enterprise" BE 100s list
This is a partial list of the 2004 edition of the "Black Enterprise" BE 100.
"Extension School for Colored Farmers"
This is a newspaper article about the extension school for African American farmers and the Pure Seed Corn contest that was held in March of 1918.
John T. Bulls, TVA test demonstration farmer
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) started in 1933 and helped to bring electricity to the Shoals area. The TVA also converted nitrate producing facilities built during World War I and World War II to produce synthetic fertilizer. Through the test…
Tuscumbia African American businesses, 1920
This is a business directory from Tuscumbia in 1920. The African American businesses are denoted with an asterisk.
Sheffield African American businesses, 1920
This is a business directory from Sheffield in 1920. The African American businesses are denoted with an asterisk.
Florence African American businesses, 1920
This is a business directory from Florence in 1920. The African American businesses are denoted with an asterisk.
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