Lucius Amerson leaving the Macon County courthouse after being sworn in as sheriff.
@ Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 624 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
DescriptionAmerson was the first African American sheriff of Macon County. Mary Ellen Gale, Southern Courier reporter, is on the far right. He served from 1967 to 1987. This image was taken for (but not used in) the article and photo spread that appeared on pages 1 and 3 of The Southern Courier for January 21-22, 1967. The issue is available online (not on the ADAH website): http://www.southerncourier.org/low-res/Vol3_No04_1967_01_21.pdf
1967 January 16
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