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"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.
"Cobb is Named Outstanding Citizen, '77"
This is a newspaper article about James Cobb and his political contributions through the NAACP.
"Colored Men's Club"
An August 26, 1868 Florence, AL Literary Index newspaper article regarding the aim on the part of a group of Florence freedmen to found a "Seymour and Blair political club."
Former New York Governor Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) and Francis…
"Colored Republicans Not Wanted"
This is a newspaper article from 1910 about the exclusion of African Americans from the Lauderdale County Republican party. After the Constitution of 1901 disenfranchised most African Americans, a Republican faction known as "Lily Whites" ignored…
This is a newspaper article imploring African American voters to vote for Horace Greeley, a liberal Republican candidate in 1872.
"Emmitt Jimmar resigns from post"
This newspaper article describes the resignation of Emmitt Jimmar, the first African American elected to the Colbert County Commission.
"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.
"Hamilton was a beacon for civil rights"
This is a newspaper article about Rev. C.D. Hamilton.
"Jimmar makes Colbert Commission bid"
This is a newspaper article about Emmitt Jimmar and his bid for Colbert County commissioner.
"Judge J.S. Clark"
This is a newspaper account of a political disagreement between James Goin and Judge J.S. Clark, a Republican in Lauderdale County.