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"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.
"Listen Not to the Syren Song" letter to the editor about the Civil Rights Act of 1875
This is a letter to the editor concerning James T. Rapier's presentation of the bill that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Speech by Judge T.T. Allington and Neander Rice
This is a newspaper account of a speech given by Alabama
Secretary of State Neander Rice, to a group of black and white citizens at Brandon's Mills. Florence historian Lee Freeman notes that: "Thomas Taylor Allington (1810-1882) was a Unionist…
James Rapier quote
This is a quote from candidate James T. Rapier, during his bid for the Alabama 2nd Congressional District in 1872.
James T. Rapier
This is a newspaper article accusing James Rapier of lying about the conditions of racial relations in Alabama.