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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.
Alabama Senate Resolution mourning the death of Rev. C.D. Hamilton
This is an Alabama Senate Resolution read by Senator Bedford concerning the death of Reverend C.D. Hamilton in 2014.
Kaytrina Simmons' campaign flyer
This is a flyer made by Kaytrina Simmons in her campaign for the district 1 city council seat in 2016.
Campaign advertisement flyer for Kaytrina Simmons
This is a campaign flyer for Kaytrina Simmons, from her 2016 campaign for the district 1 city council position in Florence.
Welton Reynolds Campaign Ad
This is a campaign advertisement for Welton Reynolds, who represented District 1 in Florence City Council.
"Emmitt Jimmar resigns from post"
This newspaper article describes the resignation of Emmitt Jimmar, the first African American elected to the Colbert County Commission.
"Never forget: Marchers, speakers say King's past important to the future."
This is a newspaper article about the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Tuscumbia in 2006.
"Florence Names Biracial Group"
This is a newspaper article from 1964 about the formation of a biracial committee, formed to potential thwart any "problems" during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s.
Higher Percentage of Negro Voter Registration Per Capita in Lauderdale County than White Registration
A May 21, 1959 Florence Herald report that a recent survey indicates that, out of 17,000 registered voters in Lauderdale County there is a higher percentage of registered Negro voters (20%) per capita than registered white voters (13.4%) per capita.…
"Westside Residents 'Put Faith in Mayor' After Called Meeting"
This is a newspaper article about a meeting called by black residents to voice concerns over the city's policing tactics in the black neighborhoods of the city.