Parent Option/Bailey-Ervin Plan

253377
Date
early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
The Bailey-Ervin plan was an anti-integration proposal put together by State Superintendent Tom Bailey and Attorney General Richard Ervin. The plan was intended to encompass the two ideologies of segregation and free public schools. In this broadcast by WTBT-TV, John Evans interviews the two men. Er...
Video Details
12:10; b&w; sound; V-151 S. 828

Reverend Hudson - Reverend C.K. Steele Interview

253261
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee discusses the role that church life played in the struggle for desegregation. He comments that the church was the integral element in unifying all the disparate organizations in the civil rights movement and adds additional thoughts on the role...
Video Details
8:30; color; sound, V-239 BA333; S.1239

School Desegregation

253433
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Reubin Askew makes a televised statement on bussing in the public school desegregation issue. President Jimmy Carter, while still governor of Georgia, speaks briefly on legislation to extend voting rights to 18-year-old citizens of Georgia. There is silent footage of the Florida Legislature in ...
Video Details
6:50; color; silent and sound; V-206 RW#10

Gov. Farris Bryant Addresses Senate Commerce Committee

232423
Date
July 30, 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Governor Bryant addresses the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington concerning Senate Bill 1732 on rights and interstate busing. Bryant argues for the rights of property owners to discriminate against customers, that if customers have the right to choose which businesses they will use, then busine...
Video Details
12:30; B&W; sound; BA151

Governor Claude Kirk's Anti-Busing Commercial

253204
Date
1970
Collection
Video
Description
This is a campaign commercial opposing busing that was used in Governor Kirk's unsuccessful bid for a second term.
Video Details
0:30; color; sound; V-172 S. 828

President Nixon at Tallahassee Airport

232438
Date
October 28, 1970
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with footage of spectators awaiting President Nixon's arrival at the Tallahassee airport. Secret Service officers inspect the stage, podium, and surrounding area. Air Force One lands and President Nixon, Governor Kirk, and Congressman William Cramer appear. President Nixon praises J...
Video Details
12:08; B&W; silent and sound; BA261

St. Augustine Civil Rights Demonstrations

232403
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides extensive footage of the St. Augustine civil rights demonstrations. It shows demonstrations by blacks on the beach in St. Augustine, counter demonstrations by whites, speeches made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Governor Farris Bryant, and speeches by segregationists such as Re...
Video Details
26:00; B&W; sound; V-157

Senator George Smathers Reports - Civil Rights

253451
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:33; b&w; sound; V-182 AA307; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers explains his decision to stop attending the White House breakfast meetings while discussions on the civil rights bill continue. He also details the methods that the Southern senators will employ to stall talks on civil rights legislation. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios...

Gov. Farris Bryant Press Conference

253178
Date
10-Apr-64
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on the creation of a civil rights committee to assist in communication and "cooling down" racial tensions in St. Augustine following the outbreak of riots in that city. There are several in-camera edits. Produced by the Florida Development Commission.
Video Details
13:44; b&w; sound, V-235 CA297; S. 828

Gov. LeRoy Collins on Civil Rights

253194
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. LeRoy Collins reflects on the civil rights movement in an interview with a WFSU-TV reporter. He states that during his tenure as governor he felt that change had to come peacefully in order to be effective. He comments that his experiences with civil rights leaders and as Commissioner of the Co...
Video Details
8:35; color; sound, V-239 BA334; S.1239

"FACE THE NATION" - KINESCOPE

253013
Date
8-Nov-59
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:25; b&w; sound; V-215 EA038; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" program, where he fields questions posed by journalists William S. White, Russell Jones, William H. Lawrence and program host Stewart Novins. Sen. Smathers provides unscripted responses to inquiries regarding his prediction for a Democratic pres...

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL #18

253068
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
23:44; b&w; silent; V-136
Description
This is raw footage of film #249 (FHP#13). It includes some scenes not shown in 465, but has no sound. The film quality is poor.

REVEREND HUDSON - REVEREND C.K. STEELE INTERVIEW

253260
Date
22-May-80
Collection
Video
Video Details
7:35; color; sound, V-239 BA332; S.1239
Description
The Rev. Hudson of Bethel Baptist Church in Tallahassee comments on his role in the desegregation battle and the contributions of the Rev. C.K. Steele. He mentions the Tallahassee transportation boycott and discusses Steele's influence on him. Produced by WFSU-TV.

THE MOVING CHALLENGE

253338
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
15:15; color; sound; V-206 CA283; S. 828
Description
This film emphasizes the Florida Department of Transportation's role in shaping Florida's future. It details the department's responsibilities, especially the integration of the entire transportation matrix: air, rail, ship and auto. Futuristic transportation devices such as a fan-propelled high spe...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253450
Date
ca. 1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:40; b&w; sound; V-180 AA284; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the proposed civil rights bill. He mentions amendments that require states to obey federal court orders including those on desegregation. He also mentions amendments protecting voting rights. Smathers states that he will not vote for the civil rights bill and does no...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253453
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:41; b&w; sound; V-183 AA323; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the civil rights bill. He states that further civil rights legislation is futile, and that change will only come when people decide to think and act differently. He remarks on the recent attack by protesters on Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta. He comments specifically o...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253173
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:28; b&w; sound; V-225 DA109; S. 828
Description
This film features two press conferences with Gov. Bryant: (October 15, 1964) Michael Barfield, a young boy who rescued a child from a burning building, receives a Florida flag and tie tack from Gov. Bryant and talks to reporters. Gov. Bryant also comments on a Southern Governors' Conference proposa...

D.O.T REPORT

252985
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:26; color; optical; V-207 CA282; S. 828
Description
Bob Considine takes the viewer on an "in-depth" look at the Florida Department of Transportation. The department plays an integral part in making Florida the "fastest growing state in the nation" by using the newest technology. Recent scientific developments like enormous punch-card computers, under...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

253452
Date
1966
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:34; b&w; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the r...

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