March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pledge Card, 1963

331521
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Mail-in participation pledge for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
Type
text

Franz Seeburger Prisoner of War Postcard to John Braun, 1945

333820
Date
1945-06-10
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Postcard written by German prisoner of war Franz Seeberger to John Braun of Jacksonville, Florida. Seeburger was imprisoned at Camp Pickett in New York. John Braun was his uncle.
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Lunch Counter Demonstrations, December 8, 1960

331523
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE outlining locations of recent demonstrations against lunch counter segregation across the South.
Type
text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A booklet published by the Congress of Racial Equality with an introduction by Lillian Smith. It consists of six stories written by young people involved with sit-ins and other non-violent demonstrations across the United States. Patricia Stephens Due, a Tallahassee civil rights activist who was jai...
Type
text

This is CORE Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331539
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) describing different CORE tactics for non-violent direct action, the principles of CORE, the structure of National CORE, what National CORE does, the structure of local CORE chapters, how someone can join CORE and how CORE is financed.
Type
text

Draft of Interview Questions for Mary McLeod Bethune, ca. 1939

333800
Date
1939
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This document appears to be a list of questions from Daniel Williams sent to Mary McLeod Bethune as part of an ongoing discussion regarding the planned biography. Williams mentions that he will enclose a chapter of the book. The book was never published.
Type
text

"Scrapbook" by American Friends Service Committee, April 1960

331527
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
"Scrapbook" newsletter, Volume 15, Number 7, on the topics of picketing, forms of civil disobedience and civil defense tactics. The envelope indicates that the newsletter was sent from Richard Hiler to Patricia Stephens.
Type
text

Memo from Gordon R. Carey to Local CORE Groups, December 7, 1960

331533
Date
1960-12-07
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memo from CORE Field Director Gordon R. Carey to local CORE groups concerning desegregation of bus terminal restaurants. He discusses activity of select CORE field secretaries, including Jim McCain, Thomas Gaither, Genevieve Hughes and Richard Haley.
Type
text

New Release Including Florida's Response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, 1968

332196
Date
1968-04-09
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
New release describing how Floridians and other Americans responded to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and information about King's funeral and who was attending. There is also other Florida news about Governor Claude Kirk being sued by J. A. Maloney; Floridians fighting in the Vietnam W...
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
Type
text

Nonviolence in Theory and in Action, Congress of Racial Equality, Miami, 1960

331505
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Promotional brochure describing the purpose of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Interracial Training Institute and nonviolent demonstration methods and requesting donations. The institute was held in Miami from August 14 to September 5, 1960.
Type
text

CORE National Council Meeting Flier, February 11 and 12, 1961

331522
Date
1961-02-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier detailing the mission and purpose of upcoming CORE National Council meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.
Type
text

Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324341
Date
1934-10-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
Type
text

Telegram from Walter White to Governor Sholtz on imminent lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324346
Date
1934-10-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor David Sholtz informing him of imminent lynching of Claude Neal in Greenwood, 1934
Type
text

Advertisement for Congress of Racial Equality's Jazz Album, ca.1960

331520
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising CORE's all-star jazz 2-record album for half the price. Proceeds from sales help the CORE treasury to help bail out jailed demonstrators, conduct CORE workshops and organize African-American voter registration drives.
Type
text

CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331540
Date
1957
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and their principle of non-violent direct action that includes guarantees of the individual to the group and guarantees from the local group to the individual.
Type
text

The Story of the Southern Sugar Company, 1929

333798
Date
1929-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A detailed history of the Southern Sugar Company.
Type
text

Miami Interracial Action Institute Summary and Evaluation, 1959

331508
Date
1959
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report contains a summary of action at the institute written by Susan Boden. She writes about institute members testing Miami lunch counters, movie theaters and public transportation to see if African-American Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) members would be served. Sit-ins were held at Jack...
Type
text

Memorandum from Charles R. Oldham to CORE Group Leaders and Students, December 15, 1960

331534
Date
1960-12-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE memo from Charles R. Oldham, national chairman, discussing white sit-in demonstrator Richard Parker being arrested during a picket line at McCrory's in Tallahassee; information about discrimination in Tennessee by local distributors of Wonderbread and Sealtest Milk against African-American regi...
Type
text

Phrenological Character Reading of George Franklin Drew, 1867

332316
Date
1867-03-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Report describing the phrenological reading of George Franklin Drew, Florida industrialist and businessman, and governor from 1887 to 1881. The reading was conducted by phrenologist Nelson Sizer of the Fowler and Wells Phrenological Cabinet at 389 Broadway in New York City on March 11, 1867.
Type
text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE-lator newsletter, number 81 outlining newly formed Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters across the United States, recent arrests and updates about CORE's work across the country. "Letter From A Jailed Student" was written by Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due while s...
Type
text

Letter from NAACP to Governor Sholtz on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna, 1934

324344
Date
1934-11-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
Type
text

National Council of Negro Women Brochure, 1946

333795
Date
1946
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This brochure describes the mission and history of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). There are photographs of some of the members of the NCNW, a list of affiliated organizations and a list of the metropolitan councils of the NCNW by region.
Type
text

Letter from James R. Robinson to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, April 3, 1960

331502
Date
1960-04-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from James R. Robinson, executive secretary of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, the mother and stepfather of Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, detailing the importance of the sisters' activism, explaining his time in jail and providing clippings ab...
Type
text

Wake Up America: Will This Happen Here?

326750
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier describing the threat of communism to the United States including a list of "organizations serving the Community cause." Readers are encouraged to act quickly to fight communism.
Type
text

Matchbook Advertising the Boxing Match of Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, 1936

336116
Date
1936-06-18
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisment for the "Biggest Match Yet," a boxing match between American Joe "Brown Bomber" Louis and German Max Schmeling. The fight took place on June 19, 1936, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (The matches incorrectly give June 18, 1936, as the date of the broadcast.)
Type
physical object

Matchbook from Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant in Miami Beach, ca. 1943

336111
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising Irvin's Chicken in the Rough Restaurant, a Miami Beach fried chicken franchise, located at 441-41st Street.
Type
physical object

N.A.A.C.P. Mass Meeting for "Freedom Now" Flier, June 5, 1960

331517
Date
1960-06-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A flier for an NAACP meeting with speakers Ezell Blair Jr., Patricia Stephens and Bernard Lee. The topic was "Freedom Now" and each speaker was actively participating in the civil rights movement at the time. Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens was to speak about her experience servi...
Type
text

Matchbook from Pig and Sax and the 600 Club in Miami, ca. 1942

336118
Date
1942
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Matchbook advertising the 600 Club cocktail lounge and the Pig and Sax barbecue restaurant, which were located next to each other in Miami. The 600 Club was located at 600 N.E. 13th Street, and the Pig and Sax was located at 13th Street Causeway. The Lion Match Co. logo is hidden behind the matches....
Type
physical object

Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," 1883

298139
Date
1883
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," which connected a number of railroads coming from the north and west with Jacksonville. The ad also mentions connections with the South Florida Railroad. Printed on an unnumbered page following page 6 of Charles Henry...
Type
text

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