3 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Geographic Term contains "Selma (Ala.)"
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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
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.
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
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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Selma, Alabama DemonstrationSelma, Alabama DemonstrationAfrican American history
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Demonstrations
Voting rights
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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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