Can you help us identify these football players? The photograph is from the Tallahassee Democrat Collection. It was taken in Tallahassee in 1953 and shows four young men who might be Lincoln or FAMU high school students.
Unidentified African American football players in Tallahassee, Florida, 1953
If you have any information about this photograph, please let us know in the comments or contact us.
The Tallahassee Democrat Collection contains approximately 100,000 images of Tallahassee area people, places, and events from the 1950s to the 1970s. The State Archives of Florida is currently digitizing a selection of images from this collection. New images are added each week – stay tuned.
Join us at the R.A. Gray Building on October 11, 2013 for an Archives Month slideshow featuring images from the Tallahassee Democrat Collection.
Emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, 11 days after the end of the Civil War and two years after the proclamation was first issued by President Abraham Lincoln. For this reason, Emancipation Day in Florida is traditionally celebrated on May 20th.
Henry White playing guitar at an Emancipation Day celebration (1930s)
Emancipation Day Parade: Lincolnville, Florida (1920s) Read more »
In the late 1950s, in order to keep pace with the Soviet Union, the U.S. government created a fictitious town named Apix (Air Products Incorporated, Experimental) to build and test rocket engines powered by liquid hydrogen.
Testing the XLR-115 hydrogen fueled rocket engine, Apix, 1958
It’s National Library Week! Dorothy Dodd served as State Librarian from 1952 until 1965. She was also Florida’s first State Archivist.
Throughout her tenure at the State Library of Florida, Dr. Dodd actively preserved valuable Florida records and documents. With her foresight and knowledge of the state and its history, she built a collection of outstanding scope and depth. She is credited with assembling more than 15,000 cataloged items in the Florida Collection of the State Library of Florida.
Dr. Dorothy Dodd and student flattening documents (1953)
Although there was no money for the archives, she managed to rescue from destruction and organize 260 linear feet of territorial and state records and manuscript collections.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.