26 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Civil rights movement"
Selma, Alabama Demonstration

Selma, Alabama Demonstration

Date
1965
Description
This film contains footage of the March 1965 voter registration demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. There is sound at the beginning, but the majority of the film is raw footage with no sound. It first shows African American protesters, including students, marching and singing in front of a courthouse. There is footage with sound of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking, followed by scenes of Andrew Young, John L. Lewis and other black leaders. The film also includes scenes around the Edmund Pettus Bridge, including the violent police attack on the marchers shown from a distance. An injured protester is shown being lifted by other protesters and a police officer, and there are several scenes of armed police officers before and after the violence. The film also shows Governor LeRoy Collins arriving to view the march and going to speak with Martin Luther King Jr. President Lyndon Johnson appointed Collins head of the Community Relations Service (CRS) in 1964. At the request of President Johnson, Collins came to Selma on behalf of the CRS to help mediate a solution to the crisis. After the footage from 1965, there is also a fragment from a later piece, also without sound, that includes shots of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Martin Luther King Sr.
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St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations, 1964

St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations, 1964

Date
1964
Description
This film provides extensive footage of the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Reverend Connie Lynch, Richard "Hoss" Manucy, and Klansman J.B. Stoner. It also includes scenes of the highway patrol sent in to assist local law enforcement officials.
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Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

Date
1963 (circa)
Description
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Ervin and Bailey express the belief that white parents should be given an option that allows them to send their children to private schools, using state subsidies, rather than sending them to integrated public schools.
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School Desegregation

School Desegregation

Date
1973 (circa)
Description
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia, speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in session. Jimmy Carter comments on civil rights issues, school desegregation and bussing in Georgia.
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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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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.
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the public accommodation section of the civil rights bill. He states that the US Constitution protects an individual's right to discriminate on their own property or in their own private business if they so choose. He also details the Test Ban Treaty with Russia and his intentions to vote in favor of it when it comes before the Senate for ratification. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
Collection
SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH

Date
1964 (circa)
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the need for a test ban treaty to preserve the world's environment from further nuclear weapons tests. The senator also comments on the upcoming civil rights march on Washington. Finally, Smathers discusses the possibility of a nationwide railroad strike. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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Interviews With LeRoy Collins For

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins is introduced by Frank Church. John F. Kennedy and his family are introduced, including his mother, three of his sisters, and his two brothers. There are short clips of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Walter Cronkite. Collins gives the opening address and introduces Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson then introduces John F. Kennedy as the next president of the United States.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Selma, Alabama DemonstrationSelma, Alabama DemonstrationAfrican American history
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Demonstrations
Voting rights
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St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations, 1964St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations, 1964African American history
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Demonstrations
Discrimination
Integration
Governors--Florida
Race riots
Segregation
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Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin PlanParent Option/Bailey-Ervin PlanAfrican Americans
Busing for school integration-Law and legislation
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Discrimination
Integration
Politicians
Public schools
Politics
Segregation
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School DesegregationSchool DesegregationAfrican Americans
Busing for school integration-Law and legislation
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Discrimination
Governors-Florida
Integration
Politicians
Politics
Presidents-United States
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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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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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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL Arms race
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Cold War
Nuclear weapons
Politicians
Politics
United States-Foreign relations-Soviet Union
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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHSENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - TEST BAN TREATY/CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHArms race
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Cold War
Demonstrations
Labor strikes
Nuclear weapons
Politicians
Politics
Railroads
United States-Foreign relations-Soviet Union
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Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Governors--Florida
Interviews
Political campaigns
Politicians
Politics
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