14 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Civil rights--Social aspects"
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SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

Date
1960-03-22
Description
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)'s SGA newsletter, volume 1, number 5 with a letter from Clement Carney, who was in jail following a sit-in at Woolworth's in Tallahassee. The seven other jailed students are listed in the newsletter and FAMU's students are asked to write them letters of encouragement. Also in the newsletter is a section asking students to avoid shopping in downtown Tallahassee because the stores are discriminating against African-Americans and another section about the speech Governor LeRoy Collins made on March 20, 1960, in which he directly confronted the issue of discrimination at department store lunch counters.
Collection
Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

Date
1960-05
Description
A booklet published by the Congress of Racial Equality with an introduction by Lillian Smith. It consists of six stories written by young people involved with sit-ins and other non-violent demonstrations across the United States. Patricia Stephens Due, a Tallahassee civil rights activist who was jailed for 49 days with seven other students following a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter, tells her story from jail. She writes about the events leading up to being jailed and the conditions at the Leon County Jail. The other five stories were written by Edward Rodman (Portsmouth, Virginia), Paul Laprad (Nashville, Tennessee), Thomas Gaither (Orangeburg, South Carolina), Major Johns (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and Martin Smolin (activities in the North).
Collection
The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963

Date
1963-07
Description
The Core of the Matter newsletter, volume 1, number 2, published by the Tallahassee Committee of Racial Equality, with information about student stand-ins at movie theaters; a description of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); a reprint of a telegram sent by Patricia Stephens Due of CORE to President John F. Kennedy requesting that no federal funds be used to celebrate St. Augustine's 400th anniversary because it would be a "celebration of 400 years of slavery and segregation;" and other news about CORE's activities.
Collection
"Why Buy at Shell's City Supermarket?" Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

"Why Buy at Shell's City Supermarket?" Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

Date
1960 (circa)
Description
Flier boycotting Shell's City for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Eighteen white and African-American demonstrators were arrested at Shell's City as a result of a sit-in. The flier encourages people to write to Shell's City's manager, George McKelvey, so he will drop the charges against the demonstrators and change the discriminatory policy.
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n2015-1_b003_f23_26SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960TextCivil rights movements
Civil rights--Social Aspects
Mass media and race relations
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n2015-1_b003_f25_01Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960TextRace relations
Civil rights--Social Aspects
Civil rights demonstrations
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n2015-1_b003_f16_17The Core of the Matter Newsletter, Tallahassee, July 1963TextRace relations
Civil rights--Social aspects
Nonviolence
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n2015-1_b003_f17_28"Why Buy at Shell's City Supermarket?" Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960TextRace relations
Civil rights--Social aspects
Boycotts
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