The Civil Rights Movement in Florida

259751
Date
1950 1960 1970
Collection
Classroom
Description
This unit introduces major themes, events, and individuals in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Florida using primary sources from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

John Buckley Collection

246111
Date
1969-1976

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

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...

Governor Leroy Collins Comments on Civil Rights

253195
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Description
Gov. Collins remarks on his relationship with the Rev. C.K. Steele and on Steele's efforts in the civil rights struggle. Gov. Collins discusses his own personal growth and changes in his philosophy concerning issues of race as a result of close involvement in the civil rights movement. There are a f...
Video Details
10:00; color; sound, V-239 BA356; S.1239

Letter from Elsie M. Bush to Patricia Stephens, April 5, 1960

331103
Date
1960-04-05
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Elsie M. Bush to Patricia Stephens offering support and stating that the civil rights movement will have far-reaching effects.
Type
text

REVEREND C.K. STEELE

253530
Date
late 1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:35; color; sound; V-129 BA 214; S.1239
Description
This is an interview with civil rights activist the Rev. Steele at his home in Tallahassee. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Black History Month Resources

328170
Collection
Classroom
Description
February is officially designated as Black History Month. This list features resources for African-American history from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.
Type
dataset

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 C. K. STEELE (Part II)

253532
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:49; color; sound; V-129 BA210; S.1239
Description
This film shows an interview with Professor Theodore Hemingway, followed by an interview with the Rev. Steele at his home. There are scenes from a 1978 banquet for Steele during which Jesse Jackson speaks. Produced by WFSU-TV.

REVEREND C. K. STEELE (Part III)

253533
Date
1979
Collection
Video
Video Details
8:10; color; sound; V-129 BA211; S.1239
Description
The Rev. Steele is introduced at a banquet dinner by Hosea Williams. Most of the film is the introduction, followed by a short speech by Steele. Produced by WFSU-TV.

Letter from Marian Weinberg to Henry Steele, May 5, 1960

331223
Date
1960-05-05
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Marian Heinberg to Henry Steele telling him that she and her husband admire his courage.
Type
text

St. Augustine Wade-In Demonstrations (June 25, 1964)

259741
Date
June 25, 1964
Collection
Blog Posts

People active in the civil rights movement - Tallahassee, Florida

155122
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047214

Dr. James Hudson and Dr. Millicent C. Williams - Tallahassee, Florida

155136
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N047228

FSU Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Integration

252642
Date
1962 2012
Collection
Blog Posts

Patricia Stephens Due (December 9, 1939 - February 7, 2012)

252654
Date
February 7, 2012 December 9, 1939
Collection
Blog Posts

Letter from "Al" to Priscilla Stephens, August 16, 1960

331239
Date
1960-08-16
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from "Al" to Priscilla Stephens checking in on her and providing clippings for a scrapbook she is making with her sister, Patricia.
Type
text

Document regarding Investigation of "Radio Free Dixie" Weekly Radio Program

326758
Date
1960s
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A statement requesting approval to investigate the weekly radio program "Radio Free Dixie" to determine the program's effects on Florida's African-American population.
Type
text

Letter from George L. Collins to Priscilla Stephens, May 23, 1960

331228
Date
1960-05-23
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from George L. Collins, minister of students at Grace Baptist Church, to Priscilla Stephens offering Priscilla support after reading about her being jailed in a CORE bulletin.
Type
text

Letter from Laura Williams to Patricia Stephens, April 26, 1960

331182
Date
1960-04-26
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Laura Williams to Patricia Stephens offering support and encouraging her activism.
Type
text

Postcard from "Adelaide," ca. 1960

331261
Date
1960
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Greeting card from Adelaide [surname illegible] to an unspecified recipient.
Type
text

Letter from Alexia "Lex" Pincus to Patricia Stephens, March 25, 1960

331072
Date
1960-03-25
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Alexia Pincus of the National Conference of Christians and Jews to Patricia Stephens describing her life and education and offering support to Stephens.
Type
text

Letter from Elizabeth Provence to "Young Friends," March 29, 1960

331082
Date
1960-03-29
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of support from Elizabeth Provence to the eight jailed students praising them for their actions.
Type
text

Letter from Mildred D. Hill to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, March 29, 1960

331084
Date
1960-03-29
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter of encouragement from Mildred D. Hill to Patricia and Priscilla Stephens admiring their courage and writing about her activism in New York.
Type
text

Letter from Adeline Pitts to Patricia Stephens, March 30, 1960

331086
Date
1960-03-30
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Adeline Pitts to Patricia Stephens telling how proud she is of Stephens' fight for freedom.
Type
text

Letter from Pam Smith to Patricia Stephens, April 11, 1960

331118
Date
1960-04-11
Collection
Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960
Description
Letter from Pam Smith to Patricia Stephens offering her support to Stephens and expressing her opinion that whites have "a right to take action in regard to the civil rights question."
Type
text

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