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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.
"Radio State Manager To Ask For Jobless Plan"
This is a newspaper article about Bob Carl Bailey's invitation to meet with Gov. Fob James about unemployment in the Shoals region in 1980. Bailey was appointed by James to the Small Business Program two months later.
"Black Appointed by Fob"
"Bailey Appointed to Staff"
These are newspaper articles about Bob Carl Bailey's initial appointment in November 1980 by Gov. Fob James to research discriminatory lending practices towards African Americans in Alabama.
"Local Businessman Among Community Leaders Meeting with Governor About State Problems"
These are items related to Bob Carl Bailey's attendance at a meeting with Governor Fob James to discuss unemployment in the Shoals region.
George W. Seawright, letter to the editor
This is a letter to the Florence Times from George W. Seawright, urging African American voters to vote for William C. Oates, a Democrat, for governor over Reuben Kolb.
"The Mass Meeting and Barbecue at Florence"
This is an account of a political rally in Florence in 1872.
Civil Rights Act of 1875
This is a newspaper article about the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1875.