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Workers Donate to School Fund
A report from the Florence (AL) Herald of Wednesday, June 8, 1959 that employees of the Reynolds Metals Company Alloys and Reduction plants had raised over $2,000 to replace library books and laboratory equipment destroyed in the recent fire of the…
Lauderdale County's Rosenwald Schools
A Series of Newspaper Articles and other documents on the Rosenwald Schools of Lauderdale County
Mrs. Nina Murrell Simpson Retires After 46 Years
A Saturday, September 17, 1955 Huntsville Mirror report on the retirement of Florence, Alabama teacher Mrs. Nina Murrell Simpson, widow of the late Dr. J. A. Simpson of Florence, after 46 years.
The Freedmen's Public School of Florence, 1866-1869
A series of documents and newspaper articles pertaining to the Freedmen's Public School, which was founded in October of 1866 by the Pittsburgh Freedmen's Aid Commision. The Freedmen’s Public School, succeeded an earlier school taught in 1865 by…
"Improved School Facilities for Negro Children."
A Florence Herald report of Sept. 22, 1922 that in order to provide increased facilities to Florence's African-American children the board of education has had the old Fifth Ward two room school building (built ca. 1890s) relocated to the John F.…
North Alabama Baptist Academy, Courtland, Alabama
A collection of regional newspaper articles on the North Alabama Baptist Academy (NABA), founded in 1896 in Courtland, Lawrence Co., Alabama by the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, a Missionary Baptist association comprised of sixty-six churches in…
"City High School opens Sept 13th"
This is a newspaper article about the "Colored City High School" in Tuscumbia.
"Application of Negro Student Rejected by FSC"
This is a newspaper account of Wendell Wilkie Gunn's attempt to integrate Florence State University. His initial attempt to enroll was rejected by President E.B. Norton. Gunn later challenged Norton's refusal and gained acceptance into the…
Mrs. Ellen T. Trenholm, teacher
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Ellen T. Trenholm, an educator in the Tuscumbia city high school and wife of Dr. George Washington Trenholm.
Miss Julia F. Meredith, teacher in Tuscumbia city school
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Miss Julia Meredith, a music teacher in the Tuscumbia city school (for African Americans). Meredith was born, raised, and went to school in Tuscumbia before attending the Trinity Institute in Athens,…