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Collection: Oral History
Oral History: Ella Lula Long
This is an oral history with Ella Lula (Sloss) Long, born in 1927 in Zip City, Alabama.
Oral History: Arthur Weaver
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Arthur Weaver and Mandy Beck.
Oral History: Laura Thompson
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Reverend Laura Thompson and Lacy Offut. Thompson was the first independent female pastor in the Shoals area.
Oral History: Stanley Skipworth
Stanley Skipworth tells of his experience growing up in Florence and playing golf, and his membership in the Muscle Shoals Golf Association
Oral History: Reverend Otis Smith
This is a transcript of an oral history between Reverend Otis Smith and Kristen Tippett.
Oral History: Sheryl Hamilton
Sheryl Hamilton recounts the life of her husband, Reverend C.D. Hamilton and his contributions to civil rights in Alabama.
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.
Oral History: Ron Berkey
Ron Berkey describes the origin of the name of the Petersville community.
Oral History: Reverend Jerry Reeves
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Jerry Reeves and Clint Alley
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.