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This is a newspaper clipping about Mariah Koger, who was learning to read at Jake Thompson's school on the Peter Broadfoot place.
(1) Tori and her mother Odessa
(2) Tori and her brother Jurado at their grandma's house
(3) Tori and Kelly
(4) Tori and Janet Turner Ingall at Kilby School
"A Card of Thanks"
Florence historian Lee Freeman: this is a letter from Reuben Patterson (1836-1929), a cook and former slave who moved to Florence ca. 1868 with his former master, Col. Josiah Patterson, expressing his "heartfelt thanks" to several "white gentlemen"…
"A Negro who Fled to Florence to Make Fortune, Succumbs"
This is a newspaper article about John C. Claybrook, who grew up in Florence but fled at an early age.
"After the Melee"
This is a series photographs of Robert Parker and his pet black bear, Charley.
"An Artistic Souvenir"
A November 12, 1919 Florence Herald article reporting that a recent assembly of chapel at the State Normal School in Florence was called to order using a call bell made by former Florentine, Burrell Normal graduate and veteran of the first World War,…
"An Old Landmark Gone"
This is a newspaper obituary for Leander Harris, 76 or 78, who was enslaved by Thomas Kirkman and was a jockey for James F. Jackson. Leander was the father of Bill Harris.
"Bailey: From errand boy to Cabinet job"
This is a collection of newspaper articles about Bob Carl Bailey's appointment to Governor Fob James' Small Business Program in 1980.
"Barbara Glenn Getting Ready For 'La Mancha' "
This is a newspaper article about Florence State University English instructor Barbara Glenn. Glenn was preparing for a Summer Theater production of 'Man of La Mancha.'
"Bessie Foster Weds"
This is a newspaper clipping about the marriage of Bessie Foster to Anthony H. Giles of Chicago, IL. Florence historian Lee Freeman notes: "This marriage was Bessie's 3rd and ended in an eventual separation."