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Reverend W.E. Northcross, Federal Writers Project: Slave narrative
This is an autobiography of W.E. Northcross, born into slavery in 1840, who became a preacher after slavery.
"'Progress' Kills W.C. Handy's Church"
This is a newspaper article about the relocation of W.C. Handy's boyhood church from downtown Florence to West Florence in 1967.
"Minister Has Found Key For Keeping Young People In The Church"
This is a newspaper article about the Reverend Earl V. Elliott, minister at Lesley Temple CME in Tuscumbia.
"Mt. Zion Celebrates Historic Anniversary"
This is a newspaper article about Mount Zion A.M.E., which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 1969.
"Road to salvation leads to joy"
This is a newspaper article about St. Mark's Baptist Church in Florence.
"Smotherman to Trustees ME Church."
This is the deed to what became the Bailey Springs AME Church, in S22, T1S, R10W. This congregation was founded ca. 1886 near the Bailey Springs resort. A historical marker for the church, which is still in existence and meets regularly for worship,…
"St. Paul Is Visited By Her Bishop-1945"
This is a photograph of St. Paul Church in 1945.
A History of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church II
"This is a collection of articles about the early history of St. Mark MB Church. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, the documented history begins with John Portlock: "John A. Portlock (1802-1878) was a North Carolina native who ran a…
Advertisement for Reverend Will Liner's Gospel Jubilee television show
This is an ad from the Shoals News Leader for the Gospel Jubilee television show hosted by Reverend Will Liner.
This is a brief newspaper article about the construction of Armstead Chapel in Florence, 1946.