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Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "African Americans "
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MIAMI HITS A MILLION

MIAMI HITS A MILLION

Date
1944-06-14
Description
This is kinescope footage of a television program celebrating Miami's arrival at the one million marker in population. The program covers the entire history of Miami and its adjacent area. It contains loads of still images, as well as moving film of African-American laborers clearing mangroves at Miami Beach and early Coral Gables footage. Produced by WTVJ News.
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PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
This work film contains segments featuring a variety of protest demonstrations. Viewers see: a picket line of African-Americans protesting poor housing conditions at Tallahassee's City Hall; a "Stop ERA" rally flooding the Capitol steps and grounds; lines of tractors filling the highway on their way to the Capitol; students participating in an "Anti-Iran" demonstration on the Florida State University campus; a "No Death-Penalty" sit-in occupying the park in front of the Governor's Mansion; and demonstrators protesting the Crystal Springs Nuclear Plant at the new Capitol Building. The segment ends with footage of a large group of African-Americans assembled outside a Tallahassee municipal building with protest signs. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

Date
1966
Description
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the resurgence of hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party, which Smathers blames on the civil rights movement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically on the open housing portion of the civil rights bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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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.
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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.
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Civil Disturbance

Civil Disturbance

Date
1967
Description
This film shows footage of riots that occurred in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach on July 30, 1967. The riots stemmed from an altercation between two African-American men and local police attempting to make an arrest at the Blue Heron Bar. The police eventually arrested 45 in connection with the fires started during the riots, which caused an estimated $350,000 in damage to the Mullins Lumber Yard.
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The Orange: Fruit of Life

The Orange: Fruit of Life

Date
n.d.
Description
This film chronicles the history of oranges, beginning with animation showing that, "Once upon a time... a miracle occurred and the first orange was born." Then, actors in Spanish costume eat oranges in the oldest-budded orange grove in America, near St. Augustine. Actors dressed as "Indians" jog through the trees carrying oranges and dance. Next, authentic Seminoles eat oranges, followed by more shots of the "Indians." Then, viewers see African-Americans loading barrels of oranges on a floating dock. A great train sequence follows, showing Florida East Coast Railroad Engine No. 153, as a load of oranges is picked up from a horse-drawn wagon. The rest of the film is processing and packaging. Produced by Robert Leahy Studios; sponsored by Minute Maid.
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Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration

Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration

Date
1953-02
Description
The 48th Annual Florida State Fair includes the Gasparilla Pirate Celebration in which men dress as pirates and sail into Tampa Bay. Parades, circus acts, produce displays, industry displays and livestock displays from all over the state are shown. Viewers see a car race and car stunts. The film also shows "Negro Day" with marching bands, track events and the presentation of the "Outstanding Negro of the Year Award." The 4-H Club is shown and Florida Secretary of Agriculture Nathan Mayo presents awards. Future Homemakers are shown making cookies. Cigar making is shown and a human cannonball flies. An underwater kitchen features a mermaid housewife. A parade features many floats and costumes. This is a wonderful Kodachrome film. Produced by Ball Productions of Miami; sponsored by the Florida State Advertising Commission and the Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Association.
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CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy Dancers

Date
1993-05-30
Description
This video features railroad workers or “section hands” commonly referred to by the slang term “Gandy Dancers” demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers at the Florida Folk Festival preparing the tracks used in the demonstration.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
MIAMI HITS A MILLION MIAMI HITS A MILLION African Americans
Attractions
Florida-History-20th century
Promotional films
Tourism
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PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS African Americans
Capital punishment
Death penalty
Demonstrations
Nuclear power
Politics
Protesters
Protests
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS African Americans
Civil rights
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
Desegregation
Integration
Politicians
Politics
White supremacist organizations
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS African Americans
Civil rights
Civil rights activists
Civil rights movement
Desegregation
Integration
Politicians
Politics
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THE SPORTING SUWANNEE THE SPORTING SUWANNEE African Americans
American alligator
Boating
Fishing
Hunting
Promotional films
Recreation
Wildlife
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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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Civil DisturbanceCivil DisturbanceAfrican Americans
Demonstrations
Fires
Police officers
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The Orange: Fruit of LifeThe Orange: Fruit of LifeAfrican Americans
Citrus
Citrus industry
Conquistadors (Portrayals)
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
Trains
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Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration Florida State Fair and Gasparilla Celebration African Americans
Automobile racing
Cattle industry
Celebrations
Ceremonies
Cigars
Circuses
Exhibitions
Festivals
Marching bands
Mermaids
Parades
Segregation
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CSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy DancersCSX Crew Installing Track and Gandy DancersWork songs
Railroad work
A capella singers
Folk festivals
African Americans
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