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North Alabama Baptist Academy, Courtland, Alabama
A collection of regional newspaper articles on the North Alabama Baptist Academy (NABA), founded in 1896 in Courtland, Lawrence Co., Alabama by the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, a Missionary Baptist association comprised of sixty-six churches in…
Florence-Lauderdale's Negro Library
A series of four Florence Herald and Florence Times articles reporting on the open house of Florence's Negro Library on Monday night, March 22, 1948. The Negro Library, a branch library of the Muscle Shoals Regional Library System, was located in the…
Jim Boddie, "Back Again into the Jaws of Death"
This is a newspaper article about Jim Boddie, who was apprehended for the alleged rape of a white woman. While Boddie was awaiting execution, he escaped and was captured near Iuka, MS. Boddie was hanged in May 1876 in Tuscumbia.
An August 30, 1890 Florence Herald report of cases before Florence Justices of the Peace Henry D. Smith and Col. Jackson, including Roxana Seawright, convicted of "using abusive and insulting language," and fined $9.85 by Esq. Smith. Normally blacks…
Oral History: Ella Lula Long
This is an oral history with Ella Lula (Sloss) Long, born in 1927 in Zip City, Alabama.
A November, 1929 Florence Herald report of the confiscation by Florence police of four gallons of corn liquor in a 10-gallon keg discovered in a home on Magnolia Street allegedly occupied by African-American resident Janie Mae Anderson.
"Fuqua Negro Arrested"
A December, 1927 Florence Times report of the arrest of Rogersville resident Aaron Fuqua for the murder of fellow-black resident Hunsey Watkins.
"Shot to Death"
A November, 1909 Florence Times account of the fatal shooting of black Florence barber Arthur Turner by white resident SE Stafford after the apparently intoxicated Turner broke into Stafford's house at 3:30 am. Three hours later Turner died at his…
"News Items of Interest"
A July, 1911 *Florence Times* report of Nelius Chandler's arrest in Russellville, Franklin County, Alabama, by Lauderdale County Sheriff Cal Young on charges of grand larceny.
Luke and Jack Harrison, escaped from the James Hood plantation 3 miles west of Florence
This is a newspaper advertisement announcing that man named Luke and a man named Jack Harrison had escaped the James Hood plantation west of Florence.