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Collection: Civil Rights
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…
"The South and Civil Rights"
A *Florence Herald* editorial on the Civil Rights Bill backed by the Eisenhower administration, which editorial stated, among other things, that "it is good to know that delegations in Congress from southern states are together in their opposition…
"Civil Rights Hit by Senator Hill"
A June 4, 1959 *Florence Herald* article reporting on Alabama Senator Lister Hill's specific areas of opposition to the Eisenhower administration's proposed Civil Rights Bill, especially its proposed provision of financial assistance to Southern…
"City to Help form Bi-Racial Committee"
"Negro Ministers Complain to Commissioners"
A report of the formation of a bi-racial committee to study and make recommendations in regard to school desegregation and the subsequent complaint of Florence black ministers and committee members Rev. David Tolbert, Rev. M. C. Griffin and Rev. H.…
An April 16, 1964 campaign ad for Alabama Congressman Bob Jones, who "has always stood up for the South and Alabama against so-called civil rights laws."