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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.
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"
"Negro Ousted From GOP Committee"
This is a newspaper article about the removal of John K. Christmas from the Madison County Republican Campaign Committee. Christmas was nominated by Bob Carl Bailey; both had been fired by the Huntsville Police Department.
Bob Carl Bailey Huntsville Police Department testimony
This is testimony provided by Bob Carl Bailey, John Christmas, and Charles Huggins about the circumstances surrounding their dismissal from the Huntsville Police Department.
"FPD Arrests Three" at Florence Elks Lodge
"Carl Bailey Asks Consideration For Florence Elks Club"
This is a newspaper article about the arrest of three individuals at the James T. Rapier Elks Lodge in Florence. Bob Carl Bailey wrote a response to the police raid two weeks later.
"Black Professionals Network After Hours"
This is an article from the August 2005 edition of "Black Business Monthly" that features Bob Goldston