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Negro Shows How to Hike Wheat Yield
A Monday, October 7, 1946 Florence report that John Thomas Bulls, an African-American unit test demonstration farmer of Lauderdale County, was showing other farmers in his community how to increase their wheat yield using fertilizers.
'Best of Broadway' Theme of Delta's Jabberwock
This is a newspaper photo and clipping of Delta Sigma Theta sorority's Miss Jabberwock competition from 1969.
This is a letter from Florence liveryman John T. Farmer (ca. 1815-1893) thanking fellow liveryman Rush Patton, Sr. (ca. 1837-1907) and several other black citizens (John Turnley, William Thomas) for their help in extinguishing a recent fire which…
"A Colored Minister"
A May 5, 1896 letter to the editor of the Florence, Alabama Florence Times by Rev. SM Harkins of Birmingham, Alabama, praising the Florence Times as among other things, "broad and liberal, and has thus begotten a spirit of justice that would do…
"A Dangerous Negro"
This is an article about George Lester, who was accused of, and arrested for, several crimes in Florence in 1914.
"After White Man Dies: Negro Charged With Murder Moved For 'Safe Keeping'" Delano Jones is charged with the murder of white grocer Lewis Kilgore.
This is a newspaper article about Delano Jones, who was charged with the murder of white grocer Lewis Kilgore. The Lauderdale County Sheriff moved Jones from his cell in the Florence jail due to the threat of mob violence.
"Annual Presentation by Pace Setters Club"
This is a newspaper article about the Pace Setters Club.
"At Riverton: A Negro Attempts a Fiendish Crime"
This is a newspaper story about Hillery ("Jim") Speaks, who was a convict leased by the Robinson Brothers of Hillsboro, Alabama, to work on the Muscle Shoals Canal. Convict-leasing, whereby mostly African Americans were forced to serve their prison…
"Bailey Denies Race Agitation"
This is a newspaper article about Bob Carl Bailey's defense of his actions following his termination from the Huntsville Police Department and subsequent nomination of John K. Christmas, another black police officer fired with Bailey, to the Madison…
"Birmingham Borrows Negro Cop To Aid Crackdown"
This is a newspaper article about Bob Carl Bailey and C.B. Huggins' reassignment to Birmingham to investigate a wave of "bootlegging" in the city. Birmingham had refused to hire black police officers, and instead asked to "borrow" black police…