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"Our Colored Farmers"
This is a newspaper article about a conference for African American farmers in the Shoals area. The conference was held at Burrell Normal School and featured instruction on progressive farming practices.
"Resident give account of Helen Keller's childhood"
This is a newspaper article about Edith Davis, playmate of Helen Keller.
"Sheffield, Alabama. Reynolds Metal Company. Pouring aluminum into pig molds at the cast house."
This is a photograph taken by Jack Delano in 1942 that features a worker at the Reynolds Metal Company, a corporation that located in Sheffield after TVA came to the area in the 1930s.
This is a newspaper photograph of Arnett Blue hauling cotton to the R.A. Mitchell Gin in a cart pulled by a mule in 1964.
"Ten Year Men"
This is a newspaper photo of a group of black employees at Reynolds Metals Company. The men were attending a banquet for black workers who had been with the company for ten years. The workers pictured include: Embroy Zachary, James Otis Clark, Marion…
"TVA Honors 1st Negro Apprentice"
This is a newspaper article and photo with Charlie Burgess, who is receiving an award after becoming the first African American to complete the gas and diesel mechanic apprenticeship program.
"Two Lauderdale Enterprises"
A Thursday, December 21, 1961 *Florence Herald* editorial reporting on the construction of and urging local support for the 20 patient Springhill Nursing Home in the Handy School area of West Florence and the Harris orphanage for African-American…
"Village Blacksmith Going Strong"
This is a newspaper article about Tommy Wallace, a blacksmith in Florence.
2004 "Black Enterprise" BE 100s list
This is a partial list of the 2004 edition of the "Black Enterprise" BE 100.
Ad for W.H. Dismukes grocery
This is an ad for W.H. Dismuke's grocery store. Florence historian Lee Freeman notes: "William H. Dismukes (ca. 1875-aft. 1901) was a former “trusted employee of the [Florence] Wagon Co.,” originally from Corinth, Mississippi, who in September of…