Ordinance signed by delegates from Florida stating that the state was seceding from the United States of America and declaring that Florida is "a Sovereign and Independent Nation." There are 65 signatures on the Ordinance of Secession.
Following Abraham Lincoln’s election to the Presidency in 1860, Florida Governor Madison Starke Perry issued a proclamation calling for a convention to determine whether Florida would withdraw from the United States. Elected delegates convened in Tallahassee on January 3, 1861, and ultimately pass...
The program includes a biographical sketch of Martin Luther King; information about Mothers in Crisis, Inc.; the biography of Bishop Adam J. Robinson, Jr.; the order of the day's events; and the genesis of the Tallahassee chapter of the SCLC.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.