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Wilk Kernachan, cotton farmer
Webb Coffee and his "fine wheat"
This is a newspaper article about Webb Coffee and his crop of wheat for the year 1872. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman: "Webb Coffee (ca. 1796-1881) was a slave of Gen. John Coffee (1772-1833) for many years before becoming the slave of…
Wash Barnett and the first bale of cotton, 1872
Florence historian Lee Freeman notes: "Wash Barnett, a black sharecropper on the Falk & Litten (Jewish merchants of Florence) farm in Colbert's Reserve (near the bend of the river, in West Lauderdale), brings the first bale of cotton into Florence."
W.W. Handy shoe shop, Tuscumbia: "The Leading Colored Shoe Shop"
This is a newspaper ad for W.W. Handy's shoe shop on Sixth Street in Tuscumbia, promoted as the "Leading Colored Shoe Shop."
Vogue House of Beauty grand opening
This is a newspaper article about the grand opening of Bettie Hooks' beauty salon, Vogue House of Beauty.
Tuscumbia African American businesses, 1920
This is a business directory from Tuscumbia in 1920. The African American businesses are denoted with an asterisk.
Tuscumbia African American businesses, 1913
This is a business directory from Tuscumbia in 1913. The African American businesses are denoted with asterisks.
This is a newspaper ad for the Tri-Cities Theater, a black theater managed by H.L. Fields.
Thompson and Son Funeral Home advertisement
This is a newspaper advertisement for Thompson and Son Funeral Home, with photos of the staff.