Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project: 6

It’s not too late to become part of Alabama civil rights history. Please share these photos, and the ones on the preceding 5 posts with your friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama civil rights activists and first candidates for office in 1966.

Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Civil rights photographer Bob Fitch www.bobfitchphoto.com, activist, friend and historian, has asked for assistance in identifying some of his historic photos of the first African-American candidates who ran for election in Alabama in 1966. Few of them were elected the first time out but they paved the way for others who finally won in majority Black counties. Some photos are of those who worked on campaigns, friends and families. All were taken in Alabama 1965-66. These photos are part of the Bob Fitch archives at Stanford University Libraries and will soon be available for all to view and share, free of charge.

To preserve the memory of the courageous local leaders, we ask your help in providing ID by name, county, office the candidate ran for and the # of the photo. You may post responses in the “leave a comment” box below, or e-mail me, Maria Gitin, civil rights veteran and author of “This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight.” Find my contact information at www.thisbrightlightofours.com

Lucius Amerson was sworn in as sheriff of Macon County in January 1967. In June 1966, Amerson was the first African American elected sheriff in Alabama since Reconstruction.
Lucius Amerson elected Macon County, Alabama, Sheriff. The first elected black sheriff in the Deep South since Reconstruction
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2 comments on “Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project: 6

  1. Michael Bibler says:

    36-506-35 Lucius Amerson elected Macon County, Alabama, Sheriff. The first elected black sheriff in the Deep South since Reconstruction.

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  2. Michael Bibler says:

    36-506-26 Attorney Fred Gray. Law offices in Montgomery and Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama

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