Musician Count Basie joining civil rights demonstrators in front of the Mecca - Tallahassee, Florida.

Musician Count Basie joining civil rights demonstrators in front of the Mecca - Tallahassee, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/36512
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Title

  • Musician Count Basie joining civil rights demonstrators in front of the Mecca - Tallahassee, Florida.

Image Number

  • RC14366

Year

  • 1963

Date Note

  • Photographed in December 1963.

Series Title

General Note

  • The Mecca was a student eatery across from the gate at Florida State University. Students picketed the Mecca in Fall 1963 as they sought its integration. Count Basie joined the picketers when he was refused service there after playing a concert at FSU in December 1963.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 07790.

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