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Collection: Oral History
Oral History: Joe Duster
Joe Duster tells of his experience as the first African American firefighter in the city of Florence.
Oral History: Hazel Johnson
Hazel Johnson gives an oral history of Dick Howell's BBQ, from its founding in 1947 to the current day.
Oral History: Robert Lee Johnson
Robert Lee Johnson gives an oral history of his life in Florence.
Oral History: Kaytrina Simmons
Kaytrina Simmons gives an oral history of her bid for District 1 Florence city councilwoman.
Oral History: Tom McKnight
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Tom McKnight and Kayla Scott.
Oral History: Patshenia Cole
Patshenia Cole shares her experience growing up in Killen as the daughter of Georgia Cole, one of the first African Americans to teach at an all-white school.
Oral History: Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams tells of her life growing up in Florence, going to a mostly white school, and her life in Illinois compared to her life in Alabama.
Oral History: Reverend Jerry Reeves
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Jerry Reeves and Clint Alley
Oral History: Ron Berkey
Ron Berkey describes the origin of the name of the Petersville community.
Oral History: Sam Brewer, part I
Sam Brewer tells of some of the Florence athletes who have gained regional acclaim, and of his experiences playing golf in West Florence.