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The Alabama Constitution of 1901
A Series of articles from the Florence Herald on the 1901 Alabama Constitutional Convention.
Rosanna Gist Ingram (1854-1937) and an Unnamed Child
Rosanna Gist Ingram (1854-1937) was a daughter of David (ca. 1825-aft. 1917) and Martha (ca. 1824-1913) Gist. Rosanna was the wife of Miles Ingram (ca. 1843-1890).
Miles was a slave of the Joseph Ingram plantation near Rogersville in Lauderdale…
Articles on the 1946 Boswell Amendment to the Alabama Constitution
A series of newspaper articles discussing the proposed Boswell Amendment to the Alabama Constitution of 1946.
Section 181 of the Alabama constitution allowed a citizen to register to vote if either they or their spouse owned at least $300 worth…
Shoals Area African-American Enlistments and Draftees, 1941
(1) Two Negroes Ordered to Ft. McClellan
Shoals Area African-American Draftees and Enlistments, 1942
(1) Negroes Volunteer
A History of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church II
"This is a collection of articles about the early history of St. Mark MB Church. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, the documented history begins with John Portlock: "John A. Portlock (1802-1878) was a North Carolina native who ran a…
"An Old Landmark Gone"
This is a newspaper obituary for Leander Harris, 76 or 78, who was enslaved by Thomas Kirkman and was a jockey for James F. Jackson. Leander was the father of Bill Harris.
Four Inducted in Armed Forces
A Thursday, May 9, 1957 Florence report of the induction into the armed forces of four men from Lauderdale County, including African-American Frank Evans Johnson.
Colored Church to Have Tent Meeting.
A Thursday, May 17, 1934 Florence Tribune notice for an upcoming tent meeting by evangelist Marshal Keeble at the East Alabama Street Church of Christ.
In 1927 noted black Church of Christ evangelist Bro. Marshal Keeble conducted a gospel meeting…
Negro Spirituals Sung in the Baptist Church
A Florence Herald article from May 20, 1932 describing a concert at the white First Baptist Church in Florence by the choir of the "colored Baptist Church in Florence", probably a reference to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church on Alabama Street.