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Collection: Oral History
Oral History: Sam Brewer
The interview captures the span of Mr. Brewer's career as an educator in the Muscle Shoals school system, including his legal struggles within that district, and his time as a golf coach.
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: Kaytrina Simmons
Kaytrina Simmons gives an oral history of her bid for District 1 Florence city councilwoman.
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: Sheryl Hamilton
Sheryl Hamilton recounts the life of her husband, Reverend C.D. Hamilton and his contributions to civil rights in Alabama.
Oral History: Ron Berkey
Ron Berkey describes the origin of the name of the Petersville community.
Oral History: Joe Duster
Joe Duster tells of his experience as the first African American firefighter in the city of Florence.
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: 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: 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.