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Collection: Civil Rights
"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"
An April 11, 1957 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…
"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"
Two reports from the Florence Herald of 1963 on 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…
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."
"Please Help Me Stand up for Alabama and For Constitutional Government."
An April 23, 1964 campaign ad by Democratic Governor of Alabama George Wallace who was campaigning on a platform of states' rights and opposition to the Civil Rights Bill, and his Wallace Electors Committee, urging Alabama voters to "Vote for These…
"Constitution or Control?"
An April 16, 1964 *Florence Herald* editorial noting that "Alabama's able senators Lister Hill and John Sparkman, and scores of other forthright Americans" were fighting the upcoming Civil Rights Bill and arguing that the Civil Rights Bill was…
"Letters to the Editor"
A letter to the editor of the *Florence Herald* by Florence American Legion Post No. 11, containing the full text of a resolution passed by the Legion Post on April 9 and published on April 23, 1964, said resolution opposing "the Civil Rights Bill in…