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"Cobb is Named Outstanding Citizen, '77"
This is a newspaper article about James Cobb and his political contributions through the NAACP.
"Emmitt Jimmar resigns from post"
This newspaper article describes the resignation of Emmitt Jimmar, the first African American elected to the Colbert County Commission.
Jesse Jackson speaking at UNA
Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson speaking at the University of North Alabama in 1984.
Klan Rally in Montgomery
Photograph of a Klan rally in Montgomery, Alabama showing two men from Florence holding a sign that reads, "Florence Ala. vote against anti gun law support your local police U.K.A."
Kaytrina Simmons at oath-taking ceremony
This is a photograph of Councilwoman Kaytrina Simmons, the first African American woman to serve on Florence City Council, at the oath-taking ceremony with her family and friends.
Sheryl Hamilton, NAACP service award photo
This is a NAACP Service Award photo for Sheryl Hamilton, 2nd Vice President of the Tri-Cities Branch of the NAACP.
Article about the NAACP by Sheryl Hamilton
This is an article recounting the history of the NAACP, written by member Sheryl Hamilton.
"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.
"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.
"Possible Local 'Sit-In' Attempt Reported Today"
This is a newspaper article about Charlie Brown, who ordered a sat at the counter at Spalding Drug and was arrested.