Memo from Carl Braden to the Tallahassee Educational Committee, October 19, 1960

331503
Date
1960-10-19
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Description
Memo from Carl Braden of the Southern Conference Educational Fund to the Tallahassee Educational Committee regarding the imprisonment of Richard F. Parker, a white activist, and requesting members in Tallahassee speak to Governor LeRoy Collins about releasing Parker from jail.
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SGA Newsletter, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, March 22, 1960

331518
Date
1960-03-22
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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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News from the Southern Conference Education Fund, October 27, 1960

331525
Date
1960-10-27
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Description
News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund in Louisville, Kentucky, updating the status of Richard Frank Parker, a white student imprisoned in Jacksonville during a sit-in demonstration. He received a lot of attention nationwide because his jaw was broken "when he was hit by a segregationist...
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CORE Press Release About Five Jailed Student Leaders Receiving Gandhi Award, June 29, 1960

331511
Date
1960-06-29
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Description
Press release from CORE noting the five recipients of the Gandhi Award: Barbara and John Broxton, William Larkins and Patricia and Priscilla Stephens. These five students served a 49-day jail sentence after being arrested during a sit-in demonstration at Woolworth's lunch counter in Tallahassee.
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text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
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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...
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text

News from the Southern Conference Educational Fund, October 6, 1960

331526
Date
1960-10-06
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Description
This leaflet from the Southern Christian Educational Fund provides updates regarding the condition of Richard Parker, a white civil rights activist in Jacksonville whose jaw was broken by segregationists. Parker was unable to eat solid foods during his time in jail, having received poor medical care...
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text

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

331534
Date
1960-12-15
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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...
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text

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

331517
Date
1960-06-05
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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...
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text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
Collection
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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

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

331502
Date
1960-04-03
Collection
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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...
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text

Minutes from a Tallahassee Action Group, ca. 1960

331528
Date
1960
Collection
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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.
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text

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

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

Memorandum from CORE Field Director Gordon Carey to Local Contacts and the Advisory Committee, ca. 1960

331535
Date
1960
Collection
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Description
Memo from CORE discussing sit-in activity in New Orleans during September 1960, starting with the arrest of seven CORE members holding a peaceful sit-in at the Canal Street Woolworth's lunch counter. The memo outlines other arrests in New Orleans and the charges against these activists.
Type
text

Leon County Mental Health Association 1969 Membership Campaign - brochure

297487
Date
1969-06-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure encouraging citizens to support the Leon County Mental Health Association, an organization established in 1955 to prevent mental illness and promote good mental health. The brochure features a call to action from Secretary of State Tom Adams and information about the organization's budget f...
Type
text

Wakulla County- Florida's last uncrowded playground Brochure

324388
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure on information about Wakulla County
Type
text

"How Florida Slept," a report on the development of the Florida statewide teacher's strike, 1968

329092
Date
1968
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
This report provides a detailed timeline of the political factors that drove the Florida Education Association to organize a statewide teacher strike in 1968, as well as a timeline of the actual strike and its aftermath.
Type
text

Program for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, 1997

327703
Date
1997-01-19
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
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.
Type
text

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