27 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "African Americans--Civil rights"
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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
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
Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964

Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964

Date
1964-07-27
Description
Reports of a Johns Committee investigator who attended a Ku Klux Klan rally and Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting in 1964.
Collection
"Suggestions for CORE Pickets," February 26, 1960

"Suggestions for CORE Pickets," February 26, 1960

Date
1960-02-26
Description
Leaflet with guidelines for how to carry out CORE pickets; how to present oneself at the demonstration; how to engage with the public; and outlining the purpose of picketing.
Collection
The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

Date
1961-05-25
Description
A newsletter published jointly by the Inter Civic Council, Inc., Tallahassee NAACP, and The Tallahassee CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) about civil rights acitivites happening around Tallahassee. The text includes information about hunger strikes and boycotts taking place locally. At the end of the newsletter is a letter dated May 26, 1961, written by C.K. Steele regarding his reasons for fasting.
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
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
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
Stop This Murder! N.A.A.C.P. Pamphlet, 1951

Stop This Murder! N.A.A.C.P. Pamphlet, 1951

Date
1951-08
Description
A pamphlet requesting donations for the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund so N.A.A.C.P. lawyers can defend Walter Irvin and Samuel Shepherd in a new trial.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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s222_v238_01Interposition Resolution in Response to Brown v. Board of Education, 1957TextAfrican Americans--Civil rights
Segregation
African Americans--Segregation
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s1486_b001_f06_12Reports of Investigators on Meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Ku Klux Klan, 1964TextAfrican Americans--Civil rights
Hate groups
Secret societies
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n2015-1_b001_f12_03"Suggestions for CORE Pickets," February 26, 1960TextAfrican Americans--Civil rights
Civil Rights movements
Picketing
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s1486_b017_f27_01The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961TextAfrican Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Political activity
Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Tallahassee
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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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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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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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s235_b053_f09_x05Stop This Murder! N.A.A.C.P. Pamphlet, 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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