26 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Civil rights movement"
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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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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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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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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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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.
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Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

Date
1979
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorate degree from Florida State. Also included is footage of the ceremony at which Steele receives the degree. There is an interview with Steele at his home in Tallahassee. The film ends with segments of an interview with the owner of Speed's Grocery, who discusses racial concerns in Tallahassee during the 1950s and 1960s. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

Date
23222
Description
Governor Bryant addresses the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then businesses equally have the right to choose which customers they will serve. Florida Senator Spessard Holland introduces Bryant to the committee, and Strom Thurmond, who sits on the committee, tells Bryant that he agrees with him. Produced by FDC.
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Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a few rough edits in this film, but the overall aesthetic quality is excellent. Produced by WFSU-TV.
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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.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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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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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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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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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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Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)African American history
Civil rights activists
Civil rights leaders--1940-1980
Civil rights movement
Civil rights movements--Florida--Tallahassee--History--20th century
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Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce CommitteeGov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce CommitteeAfrican American history
Busing for school integration--Law and legislation
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Discrimination
Governors--Florida
Integration
Interstate commerce
Politicians
Politics
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Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil RightsGovernor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil RightsAfrican 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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