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

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

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection N2015-1, Box 03, Folder 23

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.