Gould and Mary Beech

Shown here are Florence native Gould Beech (1913-2000) and his wife, Mary (1914-2000). Gould Beech was a pioneering journalist who spent his career promoting progressive causes. Mary was a progressive activist who worked on a number of political campaigns, including that of Barbara Jordan, the first Black woman elected to the Texas State Senate.

Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by Alabama Media Group. Photo by Buddy Smith, Mobile Press-Register.

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