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Collection: Oral History
Oral History: Anita Cobb
Anita Cobb gives an oral history of the Mt. Zion A.M.E. church and talks about living in Florence during the 1940s and 50s.
Oral History: Arthur Weaver
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Arthur Weaver and Mandy Beck.
Oral History: Bettie Hooks
Bettie Hooks gives an oral history of her life and career as a beautician.
Oral History: Col. Arthur D. Graves
This is the transcription of an oral history interview between Col. Arthur Graves and Tess Evans.
Oral History: Dave Smith
Dave Smith recounts his life growing up on the West Side of Florence when Florence was legally segregated, his work experiences at TVA, and his political involvement with the city.
Oral History: Ella Lula Long
This is an oral history with Ella Lula (Sloss) Long, born in 1927 in Zip City, Alabama.
Oral History: Felice Green
This is an oral history transcription of an interview between Dr. Felice Green and Kayla Scott.
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: Jo Ford
Jo Ford recounts her career as a nurse practitioner and recruiter for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
Oral History: Joe Duster
Joe Duster tells of his experience as the first African American firefighter in the city of Florence.