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Collection: Civil Rights
"List of Qualified Voters, Lauderdale County, Alabama [April, 1920]"
An April 8, 1920 Florence Herald list of qualified voters of Lauderdale County, Alabama. "(Col.)" means "colored" and denotes a black voter.
In 1920 there were 7, 669 white males 21 years of age or older in Lauderdale County and 2, 307 black…
"List of Qualified Voters, Lauderdale County [April, 1926]"
An April 16, 1926 Florence Herald list of qualified voters of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
By 1930 the total black population of Lauderdale county was 7, 782 with a total white population of 33, 222. There were 2,751 blacks and 8,900 whites living…
"List of Qualified Voters, Lauderdale County [April, 1928]"
An April 13, 1928 Florence Herald listing of qualified voters of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
By 1930 the total black population of Lauderdale county was 7, 782 with a total white population of 33, 222. There were 2,751 blacks and 8,900 whites…
"List of Qualified Voters of Lauderdale County, Alabama [April, 1962]"
An April 12, 1962 *Florence Herald* List of Qualified Voters of Lauderdale County for 1962, including approximately 807 "colored" or black voters of the county.
"Hon. John T. Ashcraft Writes on Woman Suffrage and the Negro."
A July 10, 1919 letter to the Florence Herald written by Florence attorney, industrialist and lifelong Democrat the Hon. John T. Ashcraft (1859-1920) answering the objections of a "notable Alabamian" who was opposed to passage of the Women's Suffrage…
Lauderdale County Schools Adopt Federal Desegregation Guidelines in 1966
Florence Herald and Florence Times newspaper articles of 1966 reporting on the integration of Lauderdale County public schools.
School Desegregation in Alabama
Several Florence Herald and Tri-Cities Daily articles from 1964 to 1966 reporting on the Desegregation of Alabama Schools, including efforts by Governor George Wallace to delay the enforcement of federal desegregation guidelines in Alabama schools.
"Kill Amendment No.3."
A November 21, 1963 *Florence Herald* editorial urging readers to vote against Amendment No. 3, one of 13 proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution. According to the *Herald,* citing a bulletin published by the League of Women Voters, while no…
"Integrate or Lose State School Funds"
A July 16, 1964 *Florence Herald* article reporting that a three-judge federal court ruled on Tuesday that if Alabama schools don't integrate within a "reasonable time" they risk losing state funds.
"U.S. Senator John Sparkman"
An April 28, 1960 *Florence Herald* campaign ad of Alabama Democratic Senator John Sparkman, noting that among other Anti-Southern legislation he has worked and voted against all "so-called civil rights bills" and that he was opposed to the U. S.…