Archie Shepp

253501
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is interview and lecture footage of jazz saxophonist and social activist Archie Shepp at Florida State University. Mr. Shepp comments on jazz music trends, poverty, politics, civil rights, culture and society. The interview segment is conducted by newscaster Lucius Gant. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
15:40; color; sound CA309; S.1239

University of Florida Football Interviews

267763
Collection
Video
Description
This film opens with several takes of Tom Shannon, quarterback for the University of Florida Gators, following a scripted dialogue. Later, Shannon is interviewed by Otis Boggs, and discusses the upcoming season as well as the strength of the UF team. Otis Boggs also interviews Gator Coach, Ray Grave...
Video Details
09:33; B&W; sound; BA112; V-254

Reverend C.K. Steele (Part I)

232431
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with a church function at which a variety of people speak. The Reverend C.K. Steele is in attendance but does not speak. There is footage of a demonstration outside the Capitol, and an interview with FSU President Bernie Sliger, who talks about Steele receiving his honorary doctorat...
Video Details
11:13; color; sound; BA209

Interview with country singer John Anderson

320516
Date
1990
Collection
Video
Description
Country musician John Anderson talks about song writing and his Florida roots
Video Details
9:48; color; sound; N2016-6

Senator George Smathers Reports - J. Edgar Hoover Communism Interview

232413
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews FBI director J. Edgar Hoover regarding the threat of communism. Hoover states that communism is still as much a threat as ever and that the American Communist Party, part of an international criminal conspiracy, is committed to the overthrow of the government by fo...
Video Details
1:05; B&W; sound; AA276, M89-17

Sally Stevens- A Lady Cabbie

253534
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter conducts an in-car interview with Sally Stevens, an African-American woman, and Tallahassee's first female cab driver. Mrs. Stevens talks about her decision to become a cab driver, customer reaction and interaction, job risks and job satisfaction. The camera captures good images o...
Video Details
3:45; color; sound; V-185 AA353; S.1239

Vibrations: Julian Bond/Frenchtown/Pitts & Lee March

232436
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is footage from WFSU-TV's "Vibrations" program. Interviewer Lucias Gant talks with Georgia Sen. Julian Bond about civil rights issues. There is additional footage of Sen. Bond giving a speech. There is interview footage with the Leon County Director of Community Improvement discussing the Frenc...
Video Details
24:11; color; sound; DA140

Beekeeper

244978
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1970s / 12:25; color; sound; V-130 CA260; S. 1239
Description
In this film, beekeeper George H. Strickland of Sopchoppy is interviewed. Among the things discussed are hotwiring to keep bears out of the hives, using smoke to control the bees and techniques used in harvesting honey. Shown working with Strickland is Bernie Kemp, also from Sopchoppy. Produced by W...

African-American Farmers

252869
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
19:25; color; silent and sound; V-218 CA315; S.1239
Description
This film features interviews and incidental footage of African-American farmers of the Tallahassee area. The farmers discuss their backgrounds and history working the land and living in the area. There is additional silent footage at the end of the film. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Astrology

252885
Date
5/6/1977
Collection
Video
Description
A WFSU-TV reporter interviews a local astrologer. The astrologer explains the difference between popular astrology and the "scientific" astrology that she practices. She discusses perceptions of alternative religions, as well as her background, her personal philosophies and organized religion. The s...
Video Details
12:05; color; sound; V-187 BA236; S.1239

Cracker Trio Part Four

320514
Date
1995
Collection
Video
Description
In this raw footage interview, blues singer Diamond Teeth Mary McClain describes her professional music career from 1937-present.
Video Details
15:29; color; sound; Cracker Trio Part Four

Blountstown Outreach

252903
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This is roughly assembled footage for a WFSU-TV program on Blountstown, Florida. It features footage of the downtown community, local area, neighborhoods and social events, along with brief interviews with residents. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
23:26; color; silent and sound; V-246 DA142; S.1239

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

Interviews With LeRoy Collins For "Great Floridians"

232428
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
The program starts with Collins talking about his loss in the 1968 Senate race, and the relation of that loss to the civil rights issue. Moves on to footage of Collins in the woods with a group of children discussing Kipling's poem "If." The film then moves to the 1960 Democratic Convention. Collins...
Video Details
19:50; color & B&W; sound; V-146

Julio 26

232435
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film is a documentary that reflects on the first six months and 26 days of Fidel Castro's rule of Cuba. It has press conference footage of Castro resigning as Cuba's prime minister and a brief interview with a WCKT reporter. Other officials in the Cuban government are also interviewed. The film...
Video Details
28:17; B&W; sound; EA024

Roxcy Bolton

254525
Date
2001
Collection
Video
Description
In this 2001 oral history interview with Coral Gables Television, Roxcy Bolton discusses her descent from a pioneer Mississippi farming family and how the values instilled by that background led to her life of social activism. She recounts her experiences working with political figures to effect so...
Video Details
27:07; color; sound; M94-1.

Senator George Smathers Reports - Senator Stuart Symington

253489
Date
ca. 1958
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, former director of the Strategic Air Command. Senator Symington responds to President Eisenhower's 1958 State of the Union Address. He asserts that the United States is falling behind the Russians in missile research, bomber an...
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17

Jake Gaither: Teacher, Coach, Citizen

322861
Date
1984
Collection
Video
Description
This documentary includes interviews with former players and coaches paying tribute to Florida A&M head football coach Jake Gaither. Gaither talks about his players and explains his coaching philosophy which centers on the idea that football is only preparation for the "game of life" and good citize...
Video Details
29:28; color; sound;

Florida State University History (Part 2)

253109
Date
circa 1975-76
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows FSU basketball, athletic trainer Don Fauls, football, theater, the Nuclear Science department, the golf course, an interview with Bobby Bowden, the radio station, fencing, Hugh Durham basketball camp, and Gov. Reubin Askew greeting King Hussein at the airport. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
21:45; color; some sound; V-133 CA253; S.1239

“We, the Women…” The Florida Women’s Conference, Orlando

326849
Date
1977-07-15,16,17
Collection
Video
Description
This film contains footage of events and interviews with women in attendance at the first Florida Women's Conference to mark the International Women's Year of 1975. The conference was held in Orlando July 15, 16, and 17, 1977. Forty Florida women were selected by President Jimmy Carter to serve on ...
Video Details
26:41; color; sound; M82-11

Discover Native America Part One

320934
Date
1993
Collection
Video
Description
Part one of raw footage for Seminole Tribe Production titled Discover Native America.This video includes footage of Bettie Mae Jumper telling a story; Paul Simmons explaining alligator wrestling; ceremonial dance competitions; ceremonial chanting and drumming; interview with dancer Garlend J.C.; you...

Chaires Community

252937
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
This film provides a brief look at the community of Chaires, located north of Tallahassee. There are shots of the Chaires Elementary School, neighborhoods and an interview with Chaires descendants who talk about their family history and the founding of the Chaires community. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
12:00; color; sound and silent; V-243 BA403; S.1239

Blountstown

252902
Date
1978
Collection
Video
Description
This film begins with scenes from a WFSU-TV program on Blountstown and a community gathering. An elderly African-American man splits logs and a country band plays spiritual music. A local barber, Mr. Whitley, and an elderly female store owner talk about their lives in Blountstown. Also includes foo...
Video Details
21:43; color; silent and sound; V-213 DA124; 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

Bobby Bowden

232398
Date
1977
Collection
Video
Description
Football coach Bobby Bowden comments on his first season as head coach of Florida State University's football program. He shares his philosophy on coaching and comments on the hardships of the game on his family. He reflects on his early aspirations of playing and coaching football. The segment cont...
Video Details
13:53; color; sound; ca268, s. 1239

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 ov...

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...
Video Details
21:10; color; sound; V-167

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

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

Garden of Eden

253143
Date
1972
Collection
Video
Description
WFSU-TV reporter Diane Hoffman interviews E.E. Calaway, author of "In the Beginning," who claims that Florida's Torreya State Park is the biblical Garden of Eden. Mr. Callaway recites passages from the Bible that describe the mystical garden and compares them to features along the Apalachicola River...
Video Details
11:55; color; sound; V-189 BA262; S.1239

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