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

New Release from Governor Claude Kirk about Respecting Memory of Martin Luther King Jr., 1968

332197
Date
1968-04-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
New release from Governor Claude Kirk asking Floridians to display flags at half-mast from April 5-7, 1968, in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Type
text

Telegram to Governor LeRoy Collins from C. K. Steele, 1956

333807
Date
1956-09-28
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from C. K. Steele to Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the Tallahassee Bus Boycott which lasted from May 26, 1956, until the following year. The telegram was informing the governor that black citizens "are being subjected to various types of prosecutions by the city" as a result of the bus b...
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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

SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

331518
Date
1960-03-22
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)'s SGA newsletter, volume 1, number 5 with a letter from Clement Carney, who was in jail following a sit-in at Woolworth's in Tallahassee. The seven other jailed students are listed in the newsletter and FAMU's students are asked to write them let...
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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

Telegram to Governor LeRoy Collins from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee, 1956

333806
Date
1956-09-27
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Telegram from the Inter Civic Council of Tallahassee to Governor LeRoy Collins regarding the Tallahassee Bus Boycott which lasted from May 26, 1956, until the following year. The telegram was informing the governor that black residents were being removed from their homes and questioned about their p...
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

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

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

Memo from Melba Harmon to Bill Norris Regarding Civil Rights Picket, 1964

336067
Date
1964-06-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Memorandum from Melba Harmon to Florida Highway Patrolman Bill Norris regarding civil rights protests at the Capitol building. The Tallahassee chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) planned to picket at the Capitol each weekday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. indefinitely.
Type
text

Citizens for Better Living - An Appeal to the People, ca. 1964

331529
Date
1964
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Objectives and slogans list for Citizens for Better Living.
Type
text

"Don't Buy at Shell's City," Congress of Racial Equality Flier, Miami, ca. 1960

331512
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier boycotting Shell's City for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. The flier encourages people to write to Shell's City's manager, George McKelvey, so he will change the discriminatory policy.
Type
text

FAMU and Civil Rights, Miami, ca. 1963

331515
Date
1963
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A Miami CORE flier describing demonstrations in Tallahassee in which Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU) students were arrested and released on bail. Two FAMU students, Patricia Stephens Due and Rubin Kennon, were suspended as a result. The flie...
Type
text

"Facts About the Community Relations Service" Brochure, August 1964

331504
Date
1964-08
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure outlining the responsibilities and mission of the Community Relations Service (CRS).
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text

Flier announcing meeting of the Ku Klux Klan near Tallahassee, 1956

212340
Date
1956
Collection
Selected Documents
Type
text

"A Song for Tallahassee CORE" by Jeff Poland, ca. 1960

329144
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Lyrics to a Tallahassee CORE protest song for picket lines written by Florida civil rights activist Jeff Poland.
Type
text

St. Augustine Arrest Records, June 30, 1964

332198
Date
1964-06-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
St. Augustine's arrest records for June 30, 1964. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name appears on the first page.
Type
text

Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, ca. 1960

331537
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Mary E. Rustam to Richard F. Parker, a white student who was jailed in a sit-in in Jacksonville, discussing Parker's release from jail and asking if he received materials from Roosevelt University.
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

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

Minutes from a Tallahassee Action Group, ca. 1960

331528
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Minutes from a Tallahassee action group discussing what happened in December, including the resignation of George Brown as chairman of the group. Reverend J. S. Johnson automatically assumed chairmanship.
Type
text

Florida Free Press Newsletter, November 20, 1964

331514
Date
1964-11-20
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Florida Free Press newsletter, number 17, published by the North Florida Citizenship Education Project. This newsletter features stories about Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) activities in North Florida, voter registration drives and other news.
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

Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation - November 19, 1956

333646
Date
1956-11-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Statement by Governor LeRoy Collins regarding segregation in Florida. Governor Collins says the "customs and traditions" of segregation are deeply rooted in Southern society and "hearts and minds" cannot be coerced to support integration or segregation through Supreme Court orders or the tactics of ...
Type
text

Proposal by the Delray Beach Civic League to Resolve Conflict over Use of Public Beaches - May 26, 1956

333649
Date
1956-05-26
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Proposal submitted by the Delray Beach Civic League for a solution to an ongoing dispute between city authorities of Delray Beach and African American citizens regarding the use of public beaches. The Civic League outlines a plan for a segregated beach facility and swimming pool that meet their need...
Type
text

Letter from Catherine E. Strong, Vice-Mayor of Delray Beach, to Governor LeRoy Collins Regarding Segregation at Public Beaches - July 3, 1956

333650
Date
1956-07-03
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Vice-Mayor Catherine E. Strong of Delray beach and Governor LeRoy Collins, describing the outcome of a dispute between city officials and local African American citizens over segregated beach and pool facilities. Strong reports that the city and African American citizens had reached an a...
Type
text

Letter from Hendrik J. Berns to LeRoy Collins Regarding Racial Tensions in Delray Beach - June 23, 1956

333651
Date
1956-06-23
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from Miami Herald reporter Hendrik J. Berns to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking Collins to use his influence to calm the racial tensions prevailing at that time in Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. Berns notes that the situation had recently reached a crescendo in which the city commission had...
Type
text

Draft Notes Regarding an Agreement Regarding a New "Negro Beach" for Delray Beach, ca. June 1956

333653
Date
1956-06-15
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Notes relating to an agreement between the City Commission of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County and representatives of the African American community in Delray Beach regarding a new "Negro Beach" and swimming pool. This agreement followed an acrimonious dispute over whether to integrate Delray Beach...
Type
text

Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to LeRoy Collins Regarding a Dispute over Segregated Beaches - June 25, 1956

333654
Date
1956-06-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Letter from the Delray Beach Civic League to Governor LeRoy Collins, asking him to intervene in a dispute between the City Commission of Delray Beach and the city's African American community regarding segregated beaches. The African American community had recently demanded equal access to the city'...
Type
text

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