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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject - Person is exactly "King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968"
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A Great Floridian

A Great Floridian

Date
1981
Description
This film provides a history of Gov. LeRoy Collins, from birth to 1981. The introduction is by Burt Reynolds and there are tributes by others throughout the film. It covers civil rights in the South and Gov. Collins' role. It has good footage of the Collins family, the Selma demonstrations, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Collins' home on Dog Island.
Collection
GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

Date
1964
Description
This film features two press conferences with Gov. Bryant: (October 15, 1964) Michael Barfield, a young boy who rescued a child from a burning building, receives a Florida flag and tie tack from Gov. Bryant and talks to reporters. Gov. Bryant also comments on a Southern Governors' Conference proposal that would block integration by giving local control over public schools, the Miami expressway program, the 1964 Presidential campaign, and Floridians Bob Hayes and Dave Shoelander, who were Olympic gold medalists in Tokyo. Gov. Bryant also responds to the announcement that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He states that Dr. King did not operate peacefully in St. Augustine and that he disagrees with the Nobel Committee's decision. (May 28, 1964) Gov. Bryant comments on giving assistance to Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns in the gubernatorial race, the invasion of US airspace by Cuban jets and Florida's space industry. This film has several in-camera edits and some issues with contrast fluctuation. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Collection
GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE

GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE

Date
1980-05-22
Description
Gov. Collins discusses his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Rev. C.K. Steele and their efforts to help abolish segregation. He mentions his own personal beliefs on the subject, with specific comments pertaining to segregated lunch counters. This footage is a rough final interview edit. It lacks a smooth, finished presentation. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

Date
1980-05-22
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Community Relations Service convinced him that integration would have a positive impact on society. The segment ends with the former Governor commenting that his religious beliefs made him sympathetic with the civil rights movement and additional commentary on his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
A Great FloridianA Great FloridianAfrican American history
Civil rights
Demonstrations
Florida-History-20th century
Governors-Florida
Politicians
Politics
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GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE African American history
Civil rights
Cold War
Governors-Florida
Integration
Nobel Prize winners
Olympic athletes
Politicians
Politics
Segregation
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GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE GOV. LEROY COLLINS INTERVIEW ON REV. C.K. STEELE African American history
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
Politicians
Politics
Race relations
Segregation
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Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil RightsGov. LeRoy Collins on Civil RightsAfrican American history
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
Interviews
Politicians
Politics
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