"Mass Meeting and Barbecue at Florence"
An August 26, 1868 Florence, AL Literary Index newspaper announcement by the Democratic Party of Lauderdale of an upcoming mass meeting and barbecue to be held Tuesday, September 1, 1868, at which several notable speakers would be present, including future AL governor Robert B. Lindsay (father of noted children's educator Miss Maud Lindsay) Nathan Bedford Forrest, Gen. George S. Houston, Gen. Albert Pike, etc.. The ad also notes that "Ample accommodation will be provided for all the Colored people who may attend."
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