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Collection: Civil Rights
Wendell Wilkie Gunn's Enrollment at Florence State.
Articles from local papers chronicling the September, 1963 enrollment at Florence State College of African-American student Wendell Wilkie Gunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Gunn of Tuscumbia, AL.
Gunn, FSC's first black student, transferred to…
Julian Bond Speaks at Florence State University
Students Dig Drugs, not Politics: Bond
A Tuesday, May 18 1971 *Florence Times-Tri-Cities Daily* advertisement for Georgia State Legislator and Civil Rights activist Julian Bond, the guest speaker of the Florence State Convocation Committee, speaking on "What's Next" Tuesday, May 18, at…
Negro Author Gives Speech in Sheffield
Wednesday, November 20, 1968 *Tri-Cities Daily* report of a speech given at the Sheffield, AL Community Center to an audience of some 400 people by black author and former undercover FBI agent (for nine years) Mrs. Julia Brown. In her speech titled…
King Full of Hope, Despair
A Saturday, February 28, 1970 report of speeches given by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., pastor of Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and father of slain Civil Rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Friday night, at First Baptist…
"You and Civil Rights"
This is an advertisement for a TV editorial program hosted by noted Alabama civic leader and businessman James D. "Jim" Martin, scheduled for 10:30 pm, Monday night, March 2, 1964 on WOWL-TV 15 (Florence's NBC affiliate station from the 1960s to the…
"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…
"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…
"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…
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."
"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.…