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The Know-Nothing Party in Florence and the saga of editor Charles Wheeler of the short-lived "American Democrat" newspaper
This is a collection of articles about the Know-Nothing Party in Lauderdale County and editor Charles Wheeler of the American Democrat.
Democratic Executive Committee of Lauderdale County adopts a resolution that supporting the new state constitution, claiming that it "makes white supremacy permanent in this state."
Alabama constitutional convention of 1901
These are articles relating to the 1901 Alabama constitutional convention, which effectively disenfranchised most African Americans in Alabama.
Missing voter registration books
This is a letter to the editor of the Florence Times from Judge J.J. Mitchell, explaining that he felt the Florence voter registration book had been stolen by people who did not want African Americans to vote in the constitutional convention…
Lauderdale County votes against constiutional convention of 1901
This is a newspaper article that discusses the vote in Lauderdale County concerning the constitutional convention of 1901. Lauderdale County, helped by a strong turnout by African American voters, voted against the proposal to hold a convention to…
Emmitt O'Neal: "A White Man's Government"
This is a recap of a speech by Emmett O'Neal of Florence during the 1901 constitutional convention, whereby the Democratic Party took measures to disenfranchise African Americans.
Vote for Tori Bailey
This is a campaign flyer for Tori Bailey, running as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1988. Bailey pledged to endorse Jesse Jackson for president.
Jesse Jackson at Colbert Heights
This is a photograph of presidential candidate Jesse Jackson speaking at Colbert Heights High School. In the bottom picture are Pat Lee, whose husband owned Shoals Ford, the first black-owned car dealership in the Shoals; Odessa Bailey, co-owner at…
Letter to Bob Carl Bailey from state senator Bobby Denton
This is a letter from Bobby Denton to Bob Carl Bailey.
"Less Education Time Touted"
This is a newspaper article about Bob Carl Bailey's proposal that the state consider shortening public education by two years, from 12 to 10 years.