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Former Florence City Marshal (chief of police) Ed Blair Whips two Negro Boys Caught Stealing chickens with a Horse Whip
Florence Herald and Florence Times reports that on Monday night, August 11, 1890 Former city marshal William Edward "Ed" Brown (1847-1894) caught two black youths, John Patton and Buck Williams, attempting to steal his chickens, "locked them up,"…
Lincoln C. Johnson, sub-labor foreman at Wilson Dam
This is a photograph of Lincoln C. Johnson, taken by photographer Alfred T. Palmer for the United States Office of War in 1942. The caption reads "Negroes speed war work for Tennessee Valley Authority. Lincoln C. Johnson, sub-labor foreman at Wilson…
This is a newspaper clipping about Mariah Koger, who was learning to read at Jake Thompson's school on the Peter Broadfoot place.
Reverend W.E. Northcross, Federal Writers Project: Slave narrative
This is an autobiography of W.E. Northcross, born into slavery in 1840, who became a preacher after slavery.
(1) Tori and her mother Odessa
(2) Tori and her brother Jurado at their grandma's house
(3) Tori and Kelly
(4) Tori and Janet Turner Ingall at Kilby School
'Best of Broadway' Theme of Delta's Jabberwock
This is a newspaper photo and clipping of Delta Sigma Theta sorority's Miss Jabberwock competition from 1969.
"'Progress' Kills W.C. Handy's Church"
This is a newspaper article about the relocation of W.C. Handy's boyhood church from downtown Florence to West Florence in 1967.
This is a TimesDaily article about Ethel Bridges, a longtime nurse from Florence.
"$10 Reward" for Sampson
This is a newspaper ad for an escaped man named Sampson.
"$50 Reward" for Cesar
This is a newspaper notice announcing that Cesar, a man of about 40 years old, who had been "hired out" to work at the warehouse and landing in Tuscumbia, had escaped. Cesar was described as being of "copper color" and was well known in the…