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Airman First Class Samuel Ashford
A February 22, 1962 photo of Airman First Class Samuel Ashford from the "News About Negroes" section of the Tri-Cities Daily noting that the Leighton native had been selected "Supply Man of the Month" for the 310 Bombardment Wing, stationed at…
Smallpox in Florence's African-American Community, 1900-1901.
A series of Florence Herald and Florence Times articles from February of 1900 and May of 1901 chronicling smallpox epidemics. The articles featured here report on the impact of smallpox in Florence's African-American community.
Smallpox in Florence's African-American Community in 1865-1866.
A Series of records documenting the outbreak of smallpox in Florence in December of 1865-1866, with the first cases being reported in Florence's African-American community.
Pvt. Curtis A. Stewart Receives His Assignment
A Thursday, February 1, 1962 notice from the "News About Negroes" section of the Florence Times that US Army Pvt. Curtis A. Stewart, of South Atlanta Avenue, Sheffield, in Colbert Co., AL, had just received his assignment to Co. L of the 397th…
Sheriff's Sale of Mary and her four children
This is a newspaper advertisement for a sheriff's sale of five people. Mary, 23 and her four children:
Ellen, 2 months
The sale was arranged to satisfy debts belonging to Wilson Phillips.
Fourth of July Celebrations of the Freedmen of Florence-Lauderdale in 1866.
A series of two newspaper articles reporting on the 1866 Fourth of July celebrations of the freedmen at Seaton's Springs, in Lauderdale County.
According to the Florence Journal of Wednesday, July 11, "Some fifteen hundred of all sorts and…
$50 Dollar Reward
A January 12, 1828 notice placed in the Huntsville, AL Democrat by Madison County Jailor FL White offering a $50 reward for information regarding the escaped criminal, David H. Dyer as well as a "liberal reward" for escaped criminal Charles Watkins,…
The murder of an enslaved man owned by Thomas Kirkman by Mr. Isaac Vanlier
This is a newspaper article detailing the murder of an enslaved man, owned by Thomas Kirkman, by Isaac Vanlier.
Peter, escaped from Florence
This is a newspaper description about an enslaved man named Peter who escaped slavery in Florence, Alabama. Peter was described as about 50 years old, 6 feet in height, and was seen at his brother's house in Nashville, TN. His brother, Isaac…
Lewis, Nicholas, Jim, and Charles--escaped from the Key Plantation near Florence
This is a newspaper advertisement describing four enslaved men that escaped from the Key Plantation near Florence.
Lewis, about 28
Nicholas, about 25
Jim, a "bright, yellow boy" about 18
Charles, about 20