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MLK Jr. speaking at FAC (1).jpg
This is the only known photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. in Tuscaloosa, taken by Photographer Edward Jenkins as King spoke on March 9, 1964, at First African Baptist Church . King was born on January 15, 1929 and was assassinated in Memphis, TN.,…

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This booklet about the Verner Military Institute was prepared to describe the institute and its course of studies as well as to serve as a souvenir.Verner Military Institute was founded in October, 1877, as University High School by Professor William…

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The Hugh R. Thomas Bridge is a six-lane girder bridge that spans the Black Warrior River between Tuscaloosa and Northport. The bridge is part of both U.S. Route 43 and Alabama State Route 69. By the mid-1960s the old drawbridge that was built in 1922…

Rosenau Mills.jpg
The Rosenau Hosiery Mills were built in Tuscaloosa around 1901. The advertisement tolls the concept of having girls and teenage boys help support families by working in the factory.

Rosenau Hosiery Mill employed 200 people in the early 1900s in…

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An article written about the history of the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library published at the time of the rededication service for the branch.

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Photograph of story time at the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

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Children gather around storyteller Cora Smith as she reads during an afternoon program at the Weaver Branch. The children (L-R) LaDonna Wilson, Jeffery…

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Photograph taken at the rededication ceremony for the Weaver Branch of the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Sunday, June 14, 1987. Pictured above (L-R) Ruth Eaton Bolden, retired librarian, Tuscaloosa Mayor Al DuPont, Yoga Jones, new branch librarian,…

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The dedicatory program for the Weaver Branch Library, Sunday, February 12, 1961, 3:00 p.m.

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A photograph showing the interior of the new Weaver Branch of Friedman Library and an article describing the dedication of the branch.

West End Elementary 1962-63-5th grade Mrs. Banks (1).JPG
This is the fifth grade class of Mrs. Lillie Banks at the West End Elementary School during the 1962-63 school year.

First row from left: Karen Windham, Linda Ballard, Sheila Robertson, Diane Gast, Unknown, Unknown, Cathy Barrett, Carol Yaw,…
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