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Articles on Major James R. Crowe, a founding member of the Ku Klux Klan
These are a series of articles about James R. Crowe, a founding member of the Ku Klux Klan. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman: "A native of Pulaski, in Giles County, TN, James R. Crowe (1839-1911) relocated to Marion, AL in 1861 where he…
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.
The Black Community at Stewart's Springs
A series of documents and old Florence newspaper articles chronicling the Black community of the Stewart's Springs neighborhood of West Florence.
War Bond Drives and Rallies in Florence-Lauderdale's Black Community During World War II.
A series of Florence Herald articles and advertisements for war bond rallies and parades in the African-American community of Florence-Lauderdale during World War II.
Fourth of July Celebrations of the Freedmen of Florence-Lauderdale in 1866.
A series of two newspaper articles reporting on the 1866 Fourth of July celebrations of the freedmen at Seaton's Springs, in Lauderdale County.
According to the Florence Journal of Wednesday, July 11, "Some fifteen hundred of all sorts and…
The African-American Canaan Neighborhood of West Florence
A series of documents and newspaper articles on the Canaan neighborhood of west Florence.
Handy Hill Subdivision map, 1918
This is a map of the Handy Hill subdivision from 1918
Allentown: White Man's Land
This is an advertisement for the sale of lots for the proposed village of Allentown, just west of Florence. The advertisement explains that the company will not sell to "any person of African birth or descent, nor can any lot be so transferred. None…
Handy Heights before and after urban renewal
This photograph shows the before and after pictures of West Florence, looking west down Beale Street. An urban renewal project cleared many of the houses and added a subdivision, public housing, a school, and recreation center to West Florence.
"Sheffield HELP Program Organized"