29 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "African Americans--Civil rights"
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CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957

CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and their principle of non-violent direct action that includes guarantees of the individual to the group and guarantees from the local group to the individual.
Collection
Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins, 1955

Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins, 1955

Date
1955
Description
Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the sentencing of Walter Irvin.
Collection
Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for August 3-8, 1964

Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for August 3-8, 1964

Date
1964-08
Description
Page 239 from Volume 18 (Volume W) of the "Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail of Leon County, Florida." The complete volume is available at the State Archives of Florida. Included on this page are nine members of the "Tallahassee Ten" who served short jail sentences for unlawful assembly after attempting to integrate the Savarin restaurant at the Tallahassee Regional Airport. They were originally convicted in 1961.
Collection
Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for June 12-17, 1961

Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for June 12-17, 1961

Date
1961-06
Description
Page 249 from Volume 15 (Volume T) of the "Register of Prisoners Confined in the County Jail of Leon County, Florida." The complete volume is available at the State Archives of Florida. Included on this page are twelve individuals who were arrested when members of the Interfaith Freedom Riders and their supporters (the so-called "Tallahassee Ten") attempted to be served at the segregated Savarin restaurant at the Tallahassee Airport. Nine of these individuals later served short prison sentences for their involvement in the affair, following a lengthy appeals process. Priscilla Stephens (later Kruize), a FAMU student and civil rights organizer, was also arrested for resisting arrest and appears on the register.
Collection
FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963

FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963

Date
1963-10-21
Description
News special relating the sleep-in demonstrations of three FAMU students who were protesting the suspension of fellow students Patricia Stephens Due and Rubin Kenon.
Collection
Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954

Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954

Date
1954
Description
Case file for Groveland victim Walter Lee Irvin's lawsuit against L.F. Chapman, superintendent of Florida State Prison.
Collection
Groveland U.S.A. Booklet, 1949

Groveland U.S.A. Booklet, 1949

Date
1949-10
Description
A booklet describing the events of the Groveland case and asking people to donate money to help pay for the legal defense of the accused men.
Collection
Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957

Date
1957-05-02
Description
The Florida State Legislature passed this resolution in opposition to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case that ended legal segregation in public education. Racial segregation was originally found to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896. That decision laid the legal foundation for what became known as Jim Crow laws throughout the nation, and especially in the U.S. South, by declaring segregation legal only if the facilities were "separate but equal." The Brown decision removed that foundation, and many segregationists saw the case as an opening wedge to ending all segregation. Therefore, the Florida Legislature argued that the decision usurped the state constitutional powers, and passed the resolution to declare the Court's decision in 1954 as null and void.
Collection
Letter from Dr. Florence Lovell Roane to Daniel M. Williams, 1946

Letter from Dr. Florence Lovell Roane to Daniel M. Williams, 1946

Date
1946
Description
A letter from Bethune-Cookman College Professor Dr. Florence Lovell Roane to author Daniel M. Williams describing the experience of her son Lovell, who was accepted to the DeVeaux School in Niagara Falls, New York. When Lovell arrived, he was denied admittance due to his race, so he came back to Florida to attend Fessenden Academy in Martin, Florida.
Collection
Letter from J.J. Elliott to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

Letter from J.J. Elliott to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951

Date
1951-11-21
Description
A letter from J.J. Elliot, special investigator, to Governor Fuller Warren summarizing his investigation into the shooting of Samuel Shepard and Walter Irvin.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
n2015-1_b003_f07_11CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957textNonviolence--Philosophy
Civil rights movements
African Americans--Civil rights
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s776_b023_f01_23Correspondence between Mary McLeod Bethune and Governor LeRoy Collins, 1955textGroveland Four Trial (Groveland, Florida : 1949-1952)
Groveland (Fla.)--Race relations
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--Florida--Groveland
African Americans--Civil rights
African American civil rights workers--Florida
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Florida
Police shootings
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l64_v18_239Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for August 3-8, 1964textSegregation
Prisoners--Registers
Political activists
Discrimination in public accommodations
Civil rights workers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
African Americans--Civil rights
Race discrimination
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l64_v15_249Excerpt of Leon County Jail Register for June 12-17, 1961textSegregation
Prisoners--Registers
Political activists
Race discrimination
African Americans--Civil rights
Civil rights workers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Discrimination in public accommodations
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n2015-1_b003_f13_09FAMU News Special, Tallahassee, October 21, 1963textRace relations
Civil rights--Social aspects
Nonviolence
African Americans--Civil rights
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s49_b2446_case25436_01Florida Supreme Court Case File: Irvin v. Chapman, 1954textGroveland Four Trial (Groveland, Florida : 1949-1952)
Trials (Rape)
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--Florida--Groveland
African Americans--Civil rights
Police shootings
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s235_b053_f09_x06Groveland U.S.A. Booklet, 1949textGroveland Four Trial (Groveland, Florida : 1949-1952)
Groveland (Fla.)--Race relations
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--Florida--Groveland
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Florida
Police shootings
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s222_v238_01Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957textAfrican Americans--Civil rights
Segregation
African Americans--Segregation
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m95-2_b001_f02_x05Letter from Dr. Florence Lovell Roane to Daniel M. Williams, 1946textAfrican American schools--Florida
Discrimination in education
African Americans--Civil rights
African American children--Education
Race relations
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s235_b053_f09_x04Letter from J.J. Elliott to Governor Fuller Warren, 1951textGroveland Four Trial (Groveland, Florida : 1949-1952)
Groveland (Fla.)--Race relations
Discrimination in criminal justice administration--Florida--Groveland
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.--Florida
Police shootings
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