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Shooting of Lauderdale County black resident Pugh Reynolds
A newspaper notice of the shooting of Pugh Reynolds by his unnamed uncle, as well as the unrelated shooting of black resident Fount Turpin by an unknown person or persons.
Waterloo Resident Fount Turpin Killed by an Unknown Party
Three brief newspaper notices reporting the murder of African-American Waterloo, Alabama resident Fountain "Fount" Turpin by an unknown party.
Fountain Turpin was born in Alabama ca. 1833. His wife's name was Mary (ca. 1833-) and by 1880 they had…
The Murder of James Herschel Phillips by Nathan "Cush" Bowlin/Bolin in May of 1948.
A Collection of newspaper articles and other documents regarding the May 3, 1948 murder of Rogersville taxicab driver James Herschel Phillips by African-American farmer Nathan "Cush" Bowlin/Bolin.
Bowlin, a married farmer of Rogersville with at…
North Alabama Baptist Academy, Courtland, Alabama
A collection of regional newspaper articles on the North Alabama Baptist Academy (NABA), founded in 1896 in Courtland, Lawrence Co., Alabama by the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, a Missionary Baptist association comprised of sixty-six churches in…
Florence-Lauderdale's Negro Library
A series of four Florence Herald and Florence Times articles reporting on the open house of Florence's Negro Library on Monday night, March 22, 1948. The Negro Library, a branch library of the Muscle Shoals Regional Library System, was located in the…
Jim Boddie, "Back Again into the Jaws of Death"
This is a newspaper article about Jim Boddie, who was apprehended for the alleged rape of a white woman. While Boddie was awaiting execution, he escaped and was captured near Iuka, MS. Boddie was hanged in May 1876 in Tuscumbia.
An August 30, 1890 Florence Herald report of cases before Florence Justices of the Peace Henry D. Smith and Col. Jackson, including Roxana Seawright, convicted of "using abusive and insulting language," and fined $9.85 by Esq. Smith. Normally blacks…
Oral History: Ella Lula Long
This is an oral history with Ella Lula (Sloss) Long, born in 1927 in Zip City, Alabama.
A November, 1929 Florence Herald report of the confiscation by Florence police of four gallons of corn liquor in a 10-gallon keg discovered in a home on Magnolia Street allegedly occupied by African-American resident Janie Mae Anderson.
"Fuqua Negro Arrested"
A December, 1927 Florence Times report of the arrest of Rogersville resident Aaron Fuqua for the murder of fellow-black resident Hunsey Watkins.