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Collection: Civil Rights
"List of Qualified Voters of Lauderdale County, Alabama"
An April 12, 1962 *Florence Herald* List of Qualified Voters of Lauderdale County for 1962, including approximately 807 "colored" voters of the county.
"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.…
Thursday, November 1, 1962 campaign ad sponsored by the Colbert and Lauderdale Democratic Campaign Committee, urging voters to "think before you vote and vote Democratic." The ad also advertises an upcoming Colbert Lauderdale Democratic Dinner to be…
"Civil Rights Hearing Halted by Commission"
A December 14, 1958 *Florence Herald* article reporting on the cessation of a series of hearings on Negro voting rights in Montgomery by the Federal Civil Rights Commission, in order to enlist the aid of the federal courts to compel witnesses to…
"Government by Injunction"
A July 4, 1957 *Florence Herald* editorial critical of the Civil Rights Bill sponsored by the Eisenhower administration. Among other objections the paper stated that "In substance the provisions of (this bill) constitute nothing more than government…
"Take a Good Look"
A September 26, 1963 *Florence Herald* editorial critical of the proposed Civil Rights Bill backed by the Kennedy administration, noting with approval that members of the Alabama delegation in Congress had declared their opposition to the bill "in no…
"Hill Continues to Score Civil Rights Measure"
A March 26, 1964 *Florence Herald* Report on remarks critical of the Civil Rights Bill by Alabama Senator Lister Hill in the Senate. Hill stated that passage of the Civil Rights Bill "would trample on and destroy rights of Americans on either side of…
"Amendments are No Cure for 'Evils'"
A June 4, 1964 *Florence Herald* report on comments by Alabama Senator John Sparkman with respect to "75 or 80 clarifying or technical amendments introduced by Republicans" to the Civil Rights Bill backed by the Johnson Administration, in which…