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"Four Negroes Make Escape from Tuscumbia Jail."
This Florence Herald article was reprinted from the Sheffield Reaper and reports the Monday, October 1, 1906 jailbreak of black prisoners George Gilliam, Les Williamson, Otis Johnson and John Buchanan from the Colbert County jail in Tuscumbia, AL.
This article reports the arrest of 18 year-old black youths Sam Robinson and Monroe Rowell on the charge of breaking and entering the Southern Tire Co. on Thursday night.
"Slayer of 'Wrong Man' Waives Case to Grand Jury."
Reports the August 24, 1958 shotgun slaying of black resident Andy Southern by fellow black Florence resident and TVA employee Lemuel Vaughn, who mistook Southern for an unidentified white man allegedly having an affair with his wife. Vaughn admitted…
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Come to Tuscumbia
This is a series of articles from the Times Daily of July, 1980 on the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and its efforts to relocate its national headquarters to Tuscumbia, in Colbert County, Alabama.
TB Mortality Rate is High in Negroes
A 1951 article reporting on the high mortality rate from the tuberculosis epidemic among the African-American population of Alabama.
"Progress of the Negro Race"
This is a newspaper article chronicling the progress made by African Americans in the Shoals region from 1914.
"Dr. A.D. Bellamy having cottage built for Luke Randle"
This is a newspaper article about a house that Dr. A.D. Bellamy had constructed for Luke Randall. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, "Dr. Alfred David "AD" Bellamy (1847-1913), a native of New York who graduated medical school in Chicago,…
"Funds Sought For Negro Boy Scouts"
This is an article about the development of a potential site for a camp for the Negro Boy Scouts, with money provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Carnegie Foundation of New York, and the Tennessee Valley Council of Boy Scouts.
Newspaper cutout of Handy fest picture
Picture of Bob Goldston and Betty McCarty riding in a car during the 'Street Strut'
NAACP James R. Cobb Memorial Leadership Award
This is an NAACP James R. Cobb Memorial Leadership Award presented to Bobby Goldston