Ray Charles

252941
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
It is "FAMU Day" at the Legislature. Ray Charles is introduced by Sen. Pat Thomas in the Senate Chamber. Mr. Charles chats for a while and then plays a tune. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Video Details
13:50; color; sound; V-155 P93-013; S. 1239
Historically black

Jake Gaither

232399
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a tribute to Jake Gaither, ex-head football coach at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. It contains an interview with Coach Gaither at his home in Tallahassee, as well as some FAMU football footage. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
4:20; color; sound; aa265, s. 1239
Historically black

Bicentennial Bethune

232411
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Description
This film features a brief look at the life and achievements of Mary McLeod Bethune. It includes still images of the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls, Bethune-Cookman College, and the Mary McLeod Bethune home. The film was produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; AA429, s.828
Historically black

Bethune-Cookman College: A Rock in a Weary Land

232412
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:55; B&W; sound; V-171, s.1239
Description
This is an excellent film on Bethune-Cookman College. It begins with student protests on other college campuses. The film then switches to the tranquil campus of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, a predominately African-American college founded by the late Mary McLeod Bethune. There is an overview of the school and its individual departments, including interviews with Richard Moore (President), Dr. Rabie J. Gainous (Department of Science and Mathematics), Herine Banks (Dean of Women), and Edward Rodriquez (Administrator of the Mary Bethune Foundation). Students express their views and ambitions throughout the film. The apparent purpose for the production of this film was to obtain additional funding for the school.
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: The 100 Before the World/Les Cents Devant Le Monde

232422
Date
1989
Collection
Video
Description
In this film, Florida A&M University is the sole representative of the United States in France's 200th Bastille Day Parade in Paris. This film covers FAMU's participation in the parade from day one. It shows the band practicing, sightseeing, interacting with other participants, and participating in the parade. Dr. Foster, the band's creator and director, is interviewed throughout the film.
Video Details
21:10; color; sound; V-167
Historically black

The Great Adventure

253218
Date
Early 1950s
Collection
Video
Description
A young man decides on a college by watching a film (within this film) called, "Universities Throughout Florida." He sees: girls practicing archery and fishing at FSU; FAMU, "for the Negro youth of Florida"; UF; Bethune-Cookman College, the "center of interracial goodwill"; Stetson University; Rollins College; Florida Southern College and its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings; University of Tampa, "working for Americanism in practice"; and University of Miami. Then, it is the young man's first day on campus, and he is given a tour by the, "big man on campus." The projection print is a black and white copy. BA077 is the same film with slightly different scenes at the head and tail. Produced by Florida State Advertising Commission and Ball Productions of Miami.
Video Details
11:30; color; sound; V-41 BA076; S. 828
Historically black

Jake Gaither - The Best Ever

253140
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Description
Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither, former football coach and athletic director at Florida A&M University, reflects on his career as a coach. He stresses the effect that treating his players with respect had on his success with them and with people in general. He remarks that his former players are his family and that he shares a close relationship with them. The segment also contains extensive footage of photographs and Gaither's trophies and awards from various athletic and civic organizations. It ends with a testimonial from one of Gaither's former players. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
8:13; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA232; S.1239
Historically black

CRYSTAL RIVER NUCLEAR PLANT/ FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY ART SHOW

252965
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:26; color; sound and silent; V-187 BA233; S. 1239
Description
This segment contains extensive silent footage of the interior of the plant. In a short interview, a plant administrator remarks on the history of the facility and on the construction of the plant. He discusses the advantages of nuclear power sources over those of fossil fuels, denoting American independence from foreign oil producers among them. Paintings from an art exhibit at Florida A&M University conclude the segment.
Historically black

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL GAME

253031
Date
1981
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:35; color; sound; V-185 AA347; S.1239
Description
This film has footage of a Florida A&M University football game. It includes scenes of FAMU fans, football players and cheerleaders. FAMU president Walter L. Smith comments on the FAMU Rattlers' happy return to a renovated Bragg Stadium. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Historically black

JAKE GAITHER RESIGNATION

253141
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:45; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA302; S.1239
Description
In a press conference, Florida A&M University president Dr. Benjamin Perry announces Jake Gaither's resignation as athletic director and football coach. Coach Gaither comments on his experiences at FAMU and on passing the torch to Pete Griffin. Dr. Perry, Coach Gaither and Pete Griffin answer questions from journalists. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Historically black

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS

252998
Date
1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:10; color; sound; V-153 P93-013
Description
This video begins with Gov. Bob Martinez and reporters. It quickly moves on to a Cabinet meeting where James Eaton and Michael Rockland from Florida A&M University's Center For Black Culture are honored. Next, Marjory Stoneman Douglas is honored. Ms. Douglas talks about her commitment to Florida's environment, specifically about the cleanup of Lake Okeechobee. Videotaped by Bradley White.
Historically black

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE

253030
Date
1972-1982
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:07; color; some sound; V-120 DA067; S.1239
Description
This film shows Florida A&M University's band practicing, led by Dr. William Foster. It also shows footage of football, a parade, campus grounds, the stadium, Muhammad Ali at a FAMU football game, the Black Archives and the FAMU dance company. It ends with an interview with Coach Rudy Hubbard. There is some sound in the final segment, but it is bad. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Historically black

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY: THE WALTER SMITH YEARS

253032
Date
Late 1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:40; color; sound; V-166 S. 1239
Description
Julian Bond introduces this film. There is a brief personal history of Dr. Walter Smith. The remaining footage is a review of the school's achievements while under the reign of Dr. Smith. Those achievements include the addition of undergraduate and graduate studies, expansion of the Black Archives, new and improved facilities, a boost in sports, Bragg Memorial Stadium, cultural events and reaccreditation of the professional education programs. Gov. Bob Graham closes the film.
Historically black

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