13 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "African Americans "
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THE SPORTING SUWANNEE

THE SPORTING SUWANNEE

Date
1950
Description
This film was produced by Paramount as part of a series of Grantland Rice films. It starts in the Okefenokee and flows with the Suwannee River through rapids and past "the old faithful Negroes" who live on the banks. They have no pension plan, no social security and "no ulcers," according to the narrator. Sportsmen fish along the way and see gators, raccoons and a bobcat. They reach the river's mouth and fish some more, then shoot ducks at the end.
Collection
To Reach For Tomorrow

To Reach For Tomorrow

Date
1968
Description
This is a promotional film put together for Governor LeRoy Collins' 1968 U.S. Senate campaign. It begins with footage of the Vietnam War, and Governor Collins pleading to end it. From there it moves to the race wars going on in the United States, with footage of black slums in Miami, Florida. Collins speaks out against racism. There is testimony from supporters, such as Senator Spessard Holland, Governor Collins' mother and Ted Kennedy. There are shots of Senator John Kennedy and Governor Collins at the 1960 National Democratic Convention. The film shows a short segment on the 1964 Selma, Alabama demonstration, and Governor Collins' role as "peacekeeper." It shows family shots, with live footage of Governor Collins and his daughter, Darby, at Egmont Key.
Collection
WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film opens with an African-American boy fishing on the Suwannee River while "Old Folks at Home" plays in the background. There are scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida, including the museum and Carillon Bell Tower. There is extensive footage of Florida Folk Festival performers, including whip-crackers, musicians, quilt makers, an elderly woman spinning cotton thread and square dancers. European folk dancers represent Czech, Hungarian and Bavarian styles. There are also examples of Seminole Indian dances and African-American ring dancing and game songs. The segment ends with shots of The Belle of the Suwannee, a small-scale riverboat used for park visitors. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission. Duplicate of FLDA001.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
THE SPORTING SUWANNEE THE SPORTING SUWANNEE African Americans
American alligator
Boating
Fishing
Hunting
Promotional films
Recreation
Wildlife
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To Reach For TomorrowTo Reach For TomorrowAfrican Americans
Civil rights movement
Governors-Florida
National Democratic Party
Politicians
Politics
Presidents-United States
Promotional films
Vietnam War
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WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER WAY DOWN UPON THE SUWANNEE RIVER African Americans
Attractions
Bell towers
Dancing
Folk art
Folk music
Folklore
Museums
Musicians
Promotional films
Quilting
Seminole Indians
Square dancing
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